Failsworth 1969 Framed Bus Blind

Failsworth 1969 Framed Bus Blind

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The Letter Arty
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£95.00

With its name apparently derived from the Old English 'fegels' and 'worth,' probably meaning an enclosure with a special fence, Failsworth started life as an agricultural area. This then lead to the building of huge red brick cotton mills to suppport the thriving local textiles and hat industries, straddling the Rochdale canal between Manchester and Oldham. As well as the mills, another notable landmark is the Failsworth Pole, first erected in 1793 and then replaced with the current one in 1950 following a particularly gusty day! Whatever your interest in Failsworth, this is the bus blind for you!

A little more compact in size than the standard bus blinds at 71cm wide, this 60s original is printed on an early tyvek type material, giving an incredibly crisp finish with a slight gloss shine to the white lettering. It is in excellent condition for its age, although at some point someone has decided to have a go at a few of the letters with a white pen or something, so they having a charming and naive repaired appearancee to them, zoom in on the photo to see!

Framed dimensions - 71cm x 23cm
Framed in a 30mm wide black card mount with black core, and 30mm wooden frame with black painted finish. Supplied framed and ready to hang.