Public Lettering I: That one pub in Stoke-on-Trent

This is my new summer resolution: to write one short entry, every month-ish, about something I’ve seen. Something =  (architectural) lettering.

A few weeks ago I went to Stoke-on-Trent to visit the local archive. The visit was not very successful and, I have to admit, I didn’t love the city. I about to give up when I stumbled across this public house, the Jovial Forester Inn, on Marsh Street. Nothing fancy. Just a little two-storey building with a robust lettering, including a somewhat idiosyncratic ‘J’.

According to the wisdom of the internet (link 1, link 2), it was closed for around 60 years, reopened in 2008, and it closed again after only a few years later.

Pictures July 2017

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