Burnley in the 60s and 70s]
This one's on Rochdale Road, Walsden, near Todmorden. I suspect it's actually the remains of more than one advert, painted at different times. Shame about the ivy.
I had a go at 'repainting' it but (inevitably) got bored very quickly. [Both these photos are my own, hence the poor quality] ... By the way when I say I had a go at repainting it, I don't mean I waited till the residents had gone out then shimmied up a ladder with a bucket of white paint. I wouldn't do that kind of thing. Mainly because I hate going up ladders. Anyway, no, what I meant was I had a go at repainting it using a computer art program ~ like Photoshop but not Photoshop, I forget its name.
STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! [07/04/12]
The nice people who own the house have recently ripped down a lot of that ivy to reveal more:
[EDIT] This one's at Honley, near Huddersfield ~ I drove past it yesterday (24/12/12).
N.B. This ghost sign has now been pretty well destroyed (22/01/14).
And finally ...