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Pickfords Advertising Sign

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

This old sign was in one of the barns at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth that we visited last autumn.  Pickfords will be a familiar name to many of those in the U.K.of more senior years I suspect.

Last Saturday I went to the Great Central Railway 1960's Gala and a slideshow of my images, including Tornado, can be found here

Pickfords Advertising Sign

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

This old sign was in one of the barns at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth that we visited last autumn.  Pickfords will be a familiar name to many of those in the U.K.of more senior years I suspect.

Last Saturday I went to the Great Central Railway 1960's Gala and a slideshow of my images, including Tornado, can be found here

comments (16)

Have you been using this for target practice?
Brian Walbey: It is certainly well worn Martin.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Mar 2010, 03:23
Really like the weathered apperance of the old sign, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It's certainly benn around a long time I suspect Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Mar 2010, 06:36
A charming memory of days gone by Brian. Thank you for the attached GCR images. One day I'm really going to have to go there. Did you know the GC before it closed?
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris. I grew up in Royston on the Kings Cross, Hitchin and cambridge line so most of my spotting was done at Cambridge, Hitchin and occasional trips to Kings Cross, St.Pancras, Euston and Liverpool Street when I was old enough. Marylebone and its routes were something I had heard of but never ventured to, neither had my friend who has his own website at http://www.users.waitrose.com/~gowenkj/ which is about his model railway he has taken all over the country. I have caught up with the GCR since moving here by way of books, videos and DVD's, it looks as thougn it was a good line to visit and travel on. If you eber get to the GCR let me know when you are coming, I'm sure you would enjoy it.
I love these old signs Brian.
Brian Walbey: I particularly liked this one Bill.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2010, 07:59
Might just be a slow move Brian
Brian Walbey: I think Pickfords have speeded up a bit by now Tony, they are still going after all this time.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 30 Mar 2010, 08:23
Good old Pickford's eh. I did not realise they went back that far though.
Brian Walbey: Nor did i Chad, and they are still trading.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 30 Mar 2010, 08:32
It a good sign. the same company was here in Australia 1960--1980
Brian Walbey: I think they do a world-wide service vintage even now.
Pickfords used to be such a household name - was there anyone else? I believe they are still operating.
Brian Walbey: They still appear on the web Sheila so I presume they are still trading.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Mar 2010, 09:02
Ah yes - Pickfords. We used them once to move house - never again. It was quite the worst removal experience we have ever had! Love the old sign though.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: I like the sign, as for Pickfords they moved us to where we are now and managed to break our Dining Table, never again!
Its a lovely old sign Brian, even with its broken edges smile
Brian Walbey: It must be very old Linda.
These old advert signs are so wonderful Brian! I love them.
Brian Walbey: So do I Richard, and this one has just got to be an original.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2010, 12:41
There old signs have a lovely nostalic appeal. I'll have t owait until I get home before I can see your Flickr images.
Brian Walbey: They do indeed Alan. Enjoy my Flickr set from the weekend, Les also has a set from Sunday at the GCR on his Flickr.
Only used them once and had a big argument about cost - guy gave a firm price without visiting and sent a small van for a large detached house with about 2,000 books in it! Won the battle in the end.
Brian Walbey: It also seems Ingrid and I had problems with Pickfords as well Tom, I will look elsewhere should we ever move again.
Pickford's was the transport in my time Brian..They had a good run then..Love this old sign.
Brian Walbey: They are still going as well Ron.
and still going strong, nice image
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
These old metal signs are great subjects Brian, I've seen quite a few in the past few weeks at various railways. They make fine photographic subjects, I do like this one though, I used to have a matchbox Pickfords Removals Van many years ago.

Looks like we were walking in each others footsteps over the weekend, it was a good Gala.
Brian Walbey: Yes I like the old signs at railway Les. it was a good gala as you say.

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