Scattered around Whitby are tiled signs which bear stylish witness to shops now long gone but still commemorated through text and pictures. This cow and sheep, pleasingly realistic in style, make it clear that the premises were once a butcher's.
There are no prizes for guessing what this store sold. Today the former grocer's shop is an off-licence, so the tradition of supplying drink continues.
Less obvious is this fishmonger's sign, now peeping out from behind later woodwork.
As well as provisions, luxury products were advertised. In this town, it is no surprise that jet features - and today, the premises are still concerned with that wonderful black jewellery, albeit as a retail shop.
Two signs, apparently of the same vintage, suggest that the same shop had two rather different specialities. Reliable pianos and organs, for purchase, tuning or repair, seemingly rubbed shoulders with house particulars and auction lots!