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Classic Lettering in Wine Street: Council Planners take leave of their senses

July 31, 2009

If you think the Council inflicts its whims only on graffiti writers in Stokes Croft, think again… Thorne Security has moved to the centre of town, and has done a splendid job of returning some classic lettering to its former splendour… But the Council planners don’t like it… Take a look at the two pics below, and if you think Thorne Security have refurbished the building in keeping with how it used to look e-mail Angelo Calabrese and let him know your thoughts…
angelo.calabrese@bristol.gov.uk

And e-mail Andrew Thorne, because he is spending money going to court to fight this needless battle with the Council who are financed by, you guessed it, us…

grandhoteloldWP

And below is the crime that Thorne Security have committed…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. andy permalink
    August 22, 2009 3:13 pm

    sorry to make a second negative contribution in as many replies, but that ‘thorne-security.com’ looks like it was pasted onto the photo in Microsoft Word. come on! squashed typography is never a good look.

    • stokescroft permalink*
      August 22, 2009 7:25 pm

      i wouldn’t argue about this… but i do think that Thorne have reached a more than fair compromise between their own commercial aspirations and that of doing the right thing in relation to the historic lettering… and it is surely not a battle that our Council’s planning department need to be fighting when there are so many other more important battles to be fought…

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