Photo 4: Inch & Co Cash Chemists

Inch & Co Cash Chemists, then and now, dated grunge

Side of 178 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11

• Vici MacDonald on the Inch & Co Cash Chemists photo: “Old painted ads like this are known as ‘ghost signs’, and they have a keen following on the internet. Unchanged in the decade since I photographed it, this one has survived due being on an inaccessibly high wall. I can’t find any record of an Inch & Co, but a cash chemist was one who didn’t accept credit.”

• See below for the map location, or visit the Formerly Google map here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
Map04 Inch & Co Cash Chemist grunge