August 1, 2019 4.37 pm This story is over 56 months old

Vintage-style sign to greet Cornhill visitors approved

A throwback to old ‘ghost signs’

City of Lincoln Council has given the go-ahead for a new hand painted, vintage-inspired sign as part of the regeneration of the Cornhill Quarter.

The new sign will be painted onto space above 9-12 Cornhill to greet visitors.

Helping to further shape the £70 million regeneration of the area, the mural would welcome visitors while also signifying a throwback to old ‘ghost signs’.

The plan follows a similar signage design to the recently completed car park walkway.

Five ghost signs behind the bar at Cosy Club. Picture: Cosy Club.

A throwback to ‘Ghost Signs’ which were popular in the 1920s and 30s, the retro advertising will be a nod to similar adverts which can be found in the Cosy Club in the Cornhill.

Spotters now fill websites with pictures of their favourite signs which can be found around the country, albeit faded and offering services that no longer exist.

The newly approved signage will come as part of the ever growing Cornhill development.

Designs for the new Everyman Cinema in the Cornhill Quarter.

As well as the Cosy Club, an Everyman Cinema, The Botanist cocktail bar and new gym will join the list of firms to be added to the Cornhill.

A public square will also be developed as part of the plans.

Under the public realm proposal,the Co-op said there will be a “significant transformation” for both Sincil Street and Cornhill Pavements.

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