Reading Girlwithshoes‘ post about her local milk bar closing down prompted this little post about a milk bar near us. Isn’t it amazing!? The sign for Creamota oats, which must have been done back in the 1930s, covers the entire front of the shop.
Or rather, it did cover the front of the shop. The milk bar is still there but they painted over the sign.
THEY PAINTED OVER THE SIGN! Yes, really. With a big tin of beige paint. Can you believe it?
The milk bar owners claimed in the local paper that they had to paint over this wonderful old sign because it was dangerous. Somehow I doubt any passers by were in danger of being killed by flaking paint. Grrrrr.