10 York ghost signs - can you place them?

One of York's ghost signs

One of York's ghost signs

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HAVE you ever noticed the 'ghost signs' scattered around York? These signs tell of long-lost advertisers or businesses that once occupied the city - but they rarely draw more than a passing glance.

Here are ten that you may or may not recognise - but can you identify where in York they are? The first one is fairly easy, the others less so - and the final one has only been re-revealed in recent months, through building work. The link below each picture will take you to the answers page.

Here goes.....

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1) An easy one to start with, from a famous city ironmonger. But where is it? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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2) This sign is all that remains from this famous ice-cream maker. Where is it? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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3) They once queued up the street to get in here. Where is it? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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4) This old advert is high above a major York street. But which one? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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5) A few pubs now... This faint sign reads "Ship Inn" but there's no pub there now. Where is this? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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6) And this Red Lion hasn't roared for nearly 150 years. The sign remains - but where? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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7) This building is no longer a pub but it remains a busy community venue. Where is it? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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8) The writing here, only just legible, reads "Brett Brothers". They were a wine and spirit wholesaler. But where is this sign? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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9) "Stop here shop here" reads this butcher's sign. Can you say where it is? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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10) And finally - This sign for Falconer Chemist and Druggist has been uncovered again in recent months, during building work on a shop. But where is it? CLICK FOR ANSWERS.

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