Comedy Small Ads
I’ve long wondered about Sabo, the strange shop-with-nothing-in that lies next door to The Spread Eagle, and which I’m assuming Greenwich Inc. must be desperate to get their paws on, but I’m glad to see is holding out. That particular section of building, with its wonderful pink peeling paintwork, is entitled Albion House for no reason that I can find (like so many of our buildings – no one ever records why things are done.) If anyone knows why this building is called that, I’d love to know.
It’s really rather elegant in spite – or perhaps because – of its slightly scruffy look. Neat, sophisticated windows, cute little shop front, odd contents. What more could you ask? How about a little snigger too?
The parachute is marvellous, but don’t miss the one to the right – a scratchy, blotchy ad for an ink pen. They carry on down the board, and I like to enjoy one or two every time I stop to look. I don’t want to over-gorge on them all at once. I particularly like the ad for the fried egg (ideal for use as a book mark) and the second hand trophy (perfect for anyone called Dave Smith, if memory serves…)