I'm sure most people in Wanstead know of our local garage, I & K Brown on Church Path, it's been in business for more than thirty years. The building that it's in however is considerably older. In times gone by it was the establishment of a 'jobmaster' see Wanstead Daily Photo here. Anyway there are two 'plaques' on the front of the building one either side of the main door, they are covered in black paint but if you look very carefully they are really interesting. I managed to decipher the one on the right hand side and under the paint it reads -
Isn't that just a great telephone number, so personal and local compared to all of todays numbers.