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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
POPPITYJOHNS SIGN, 1973
Until now I have been picking slides from the Middlewich collection at random and posting them here, but I sought this one out specially, to follow on from the last one and to prove to myself that I wasn't dreaming, or making things up. So here it is, the official Middlewich UDC POPPITYJOHNS sign, placed there around 1971, seen here in 1973, and long since vanished. It isn't photoshopped or anything like that. It's real. Council Surveyor Donald Stubbs had the sign made, against the wishes of the council, apparently, and later said that it was 'a mistake'. But Donald was a man with a strong sense of the town's history, and I like to think this 'mistake' was a deliberate one. Behind the wire fence to the right is ERF's car park.
This photo was first published on Facebook on 1st May 2011. The original Facebook Feedback is below