About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bygone Luton

A selection of advertisements that appeared in copies of "The Luton News" Directory of Luton, published by Home Counties Newspapers dating from 1950 and 1954 - all businesses long gone!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Old Shoreham Toll Bridge

Sorting out some old magazines for the charity shop, this little green Bell Punch ticket fluttered out.

The bridge over the River Adur was opened in 1847, owned in part by the London & Brighton & South Coast Railway, then the Southern Railway from 1923 and British Railways from 1948. Control passed to West Sussex County Council in 1970, although road traffic had ceased to cross since 1968.