Vintage typography in the wild – Robins Brewery

Always love finding original vintage signage out and about. Finding those faded Victorian signs on the side of buildings is quite a treat. It’s  such a throwback to a time when everything was carefully painted, on a huge scale, in the absence of plastic and vinyl.

Not sure how I missed this one. Was just walking down a road in the small town of Seaford, where I live.  I am sure I have seen it before, but only this morning did I actually take note. It’s located on the side of a Chinese takeaway, which is the cream painted building on the far left. Everything about this part of the building is vintage, the brickwork, the rusted iron bars in the window.

So tried to work out what the sign actually said, pretty clear it was ‘something’ Brewery which in itself is quite fascinating. To think Seaford had it’s own brewery all those decades ago. My mind instantly moved back in time and I tried to imagine what would have gone on in this building.

Walking on past this side building, you pass the takeaway which occupies the front portion of this building. As we walked past the front door, noticed the name ‘Robins’ in the tile mosaic. For the first time in 38 years to actually have noticed this, yet it’s been there all this time. I wonder how many people from Seaford, are actually aware of this part of our towns history and how many of customers of the takeaway realise they are walking on the mosaic tile entrance of a old brewery.

Just goes to show how one can be so unaware of the details around you.

Have tried to Google Robins Brewery, to find some historic mention but nothing as yet. Would love to dig around and find our more.



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Written by Graham Smith: The Logo Smith| First Posted on: 2010/02/07 & Post Updated on: 2010/02/07 Filed In Categories: Typography, Vintage

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