Image of a white and red sign reading 'petrol' on the front of a brick building.
Petrol sign on the wall of Windsor Street garage, Liverpool © Historic England Archive DP136722
Petrol sign on the wall of Windsor Street garage, Liverpool © Historic England Archive DP136722

Ghost Signs: Share Your Images and Stories

Ghost signs can come in many forms but typically they are historic hand-painted advertising signs, or old shop signs preserved on buildings which have since changed use.

Often found in urban areas, ghost signs are an important part of the historic fabric on our high streets. These faded relics can tell us much about our collective architectural, cultural and social history.

Upload your images and stories to the map below to help us understand more about where these pieces of our past can be found.

If you are having issues submitting your ghost signs, please send your images, stories and the location of the sign to [email protected].

Read more about ghost signs here. Read the Ghost Signs terms and conditions here.

Take a look at some examples below