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British Home Stores sign

Another high street chain driven to the wall by allowing private equity to run riot over here. But while the British Home Stores frontage and logo may be remembered, round the back of the Sheffield branch budgets were clearly tight. Yet it was important to give delivery vans some clue as to where to go, so the warehouse staff did it themselves with a pot of paint.  And while all trace of the store’s former purpose has now gone, this lingers on as the new owners (some suits in London) haven’t got around to painting it out.  Does it rate as an official ghost sign? I don’t know, but it is a tiny reminder of how this part of Sheffield looked until the regenerators began to attack it a couple of years ago.

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