IT has to be one of the most well known and decorative 'ghost signs' in York.

TM Oxtoby & Son Decorators Paperhangers Decorators are the words carefully preserved on a shop front in Fishergate, facing the busy gyratory of the inner ring road.

The frontage is Grade II listed - meaning it has been protected over the years and will be for generations to come.

It is one of the city's best-loved 'ghost signs' along with the Bile Beans sign on Lord Mayor's Walk and FR Stubbs Ironmonger at the bottom of Fossgate.

These signs tell of long-lost advertisers or businesses that once occupied the city.

Read more: 8 ghost signs around York - can you spot the locations?

The popular family business was latterly run by Rodney Oxtoby - who was at the helm of the decorating supplies shop for 42 years before he retired.

The business was set up by his grandfather and was sold after more than a century when Mr Oxtoby retired. However, the name is still visible above the entrance to the building, which has since been turned into flats.

Do you have any memories of the Oxtoby's - if so, send them our way!

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