Signs

Sign; Clapham Common deep level shelter 'Way Out' sign, circa 1941
Galvanised metal sign from Clapham Common deep level shelter, featuring modern graffiti. Black and red text painted on a cream background.
Simple name : Sign
Date : circa 1941
Collection : Signs
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 2016/2089
Size : H 457mm, W 920mm
Associated borough :
  • Lambeth
Associated place : Clapham Common station
Commissioner : Unknown : circa 1941
Designer : Unknown : circa 1941
Manufacturer : Unknown : circa 1941
Inscription : WAY OUT / CANTEEN / LAVATORIES / MEDICAL AID POST
Typeface : Johnston
Material : Galavanised steel plate,Wood,Paint,Ferrous threaded bars
Colour : Black ,Red,Cream
Record completeness :
Record 65% complete

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This Way Out sign was installed at Clapham Common when it was used as a shelter during the Second World War. The later markings show the presence of people in the deep-level shelter over the years.

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