A Mystery Solved!

For years, this weathered old sign on a wall on the Side in Newcastle has been bothering me. The letters have worn away so much that all I could ever make out was that something was prohibited. I’d looked, I’d stared, I’d photographed, I’d tweaked and twiddled the photographs, but it never became clear.

But I passed it today, and I don’t know if it was the angle of the light, or if the weathering had removed more of the background leaving the letters clearer, or some other thingy, but finally, I could make out the letters!

Solved!

Solved!

In case you can’t make it out in the picture, it’s Bill Posting that’s prohibited. I feel so much better for knowing that, as it’s not something I was planning on doing anyway.