2020

SK9135 : The Ghostliest of Ghost Signs

taken 4 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

The Ghostliest of Ghost Signs
The Ghostliest of Ghost Signs
On a wall in Finkin Street, Grantham, is this memory of the second world war.

It was clearer when I first spotted it 50 years ago, but I have just got around to photographing it. It says "The W.V.S. Refreshment Rooms". There has been some speculation about where they actually were, but during the first world war Sarah Thompson operated a cafe called "the Refreshment Rooms" at 13 Finkin Street - the other end of the street on the corner with Elmer street. I suspect that is the place.

The WVS Originally founded in 1938 as the Women’s Voluntary Services for Air Raid Precautions. in 1966 it became the WRVS, the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service. Since 2013 they have been known as Royal Voluntary Service.

See SK9135 : A bit of Finkin Street for the context, and LinkExternal link for Sarah Thompson's Refreshment Rooms.

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Geographical Context: Lowlands City, Town centre Primary Subject: Sign Place: Grantham other tags: Ghost Sign WWII Relic Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Unique Street Names Automatic Clusters: · Finkin Street [22] Other Photos: · A bit of Finkin Street ·
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SK9135, 650 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Bob Harvey   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 12 March, 2020   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 12 March, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9141 3585 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.7386N 0:38.5271W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9140 3586
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