Work on Tui replacement sign reveals relic from the 1940s

Work on Tui replacement sign reveals relic from the 1940s

Kevin Tanner spotted work going on to replace the Tui temporary sign which we revealed yesterday.

As the workmen removed the rotten fascia boards, the sign from previous occupant could be seen lurking underneath.

Hobson & Co were printers, stationers, gramophone dealers & book sellers who first set up shop in 1944 in Market Square in Wellington.

The hand-painted sign will soon be back under wraps as the new Tui sign is replaced.

Pic: Kevin Tanner

6 thoughts on “Work on Tui replacement sign reveals relic from the 1940s

  • October 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    The sign should be preserved, maybe taken to Blists Hill. It’s a shame to cover it over!

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  • October 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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    Should be removed rather than hidden away. I am sure Blist Hill would love to take it off their hands

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  • October 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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    I worked at Hobsons on a YTS scheme in about 1982. Was a beautiful shop selling all sorts of stuff. From Coalport China. Lots of stationary. So many different pens n pencils. It was run by Mr & Mrs Saxton. After it closed Mrs Saxton continued to sell Coalport China in paint & tool

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  • October 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    This was one of my favourite shops. The smell of the paper and the lovely items that they sold – An upmarket shop that you did not have to feel intimidated by.

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  • October 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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    That’s fantastic, Wrekin News has recently been publishing readers memories of Hobson and Co. and in particular the memories of people who worked in the shop and print works.. Lets hope the sign can be preserved!

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