Goodbye United Ghostsign

When I saw scaffolding going up on this building I feared the sign, which apparently dated from the opening of the bus station in 1938, might be about to be lost.

United Ghostsign
Travel by Road to York, Doncaster or London by United. Luxury coach services by day or night.

As of today it seems to have been painted over. If I was the developer I would have painted it back on brand new as a feature !

United Ghostsign, Redcar (gone)

7 thoughts on “Goodbye United Ghostsign

  1. Those dormer windows are a disgrace. I saw them just after they went up last week and feared the worst for the sign. The UK is being deregulated and developed to death by “conservatives” who have no interest in conserving anything.

  2. Surprised it didn’t have a preservation order on it. Happy memories of catching the (midnight??) bus to London 50 or so years ago. A few beers down the Royal to fortify yourself for the journey/help you nod off. The Ponderosa next door which all the drivers and clippies used…and Greens for fags and sweets. All gone…

  3. I am said to see it go but do wonder on why the Conservatives are held to blame when they only have 11 of the 59 councillors.. According to public records the property was last sold in 2009 and seems to have been left empty. It looks pretty neglected on streetview and in the estate agents blurb.. If someone is renovating it then that seems to be good thing. An approach by the council to the new owners to have it reinstated would seem to be in order.

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