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#1 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:48 AM

A slightly odd one this but I was thinking this morning about memorable graffiti. I'm not talking about tags or anything like that... but more like slogans etc. and I was wondering whether anyone remembers anything curious that's been daubed on walls etc. over the years locally.

I remember being intrigued as a kid because someone had sprayed "Sweet Gene Vincent" on something in the playground in Norwood Park. I knew of Gene Vincent from some old records but at a tender age had not made the Ian Dury link.

Anyone else remember anything of this ilk?
Fighting Nighthawks in the sky
Brave and loyal are these guys
Brothers turning wrong to right
Never running from a fight, fight, fight
Fighting Nightingales

#2 jannism

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:21 AM

I know it isn't local but my personal favourite is "Big Dave's Gusset" which was on a wall viewable from the train between London Bridge and Charing Cross. Anyone know if it's still there?

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:44 AM

...it was still there a year ago, on my friend Dave's stag night around Borough Market !

Edited by loplop, 05 September 2006 - 11:07 AM.

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#4 rachel

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 12:04 PM

Saw some graffiti on the outside of a house up GH after the Pistols concert - "Do not read this graffiti"

Edited by rachel, 05 September 2006 - 12:06 PM.


#5 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 12:27 PM

When are people going to learn to obey instructions? :ph34r:

Edited by Uncle Wilf, 05 September 2006 - 12:28 PM.

Fighting Nighthawks in the sky
Brave and loyal are these guys
Brothers turning wrong to right
Never running from a fight, fight, fight
Fighting Nightingales

#6 iclipper

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 12:31 PM

Slightly out of the area but there was a tag on West Croydon station that said Teabag Fleabag


I remember the Gene Vincent tag - Was that on the half pipe in the park?

#7 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 12:57 PM

I think so yes.

It should have said underneath: "There's one in every town."
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 02:43 PM

You've got to love a Banksy :ph34r:
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 03:41 PM

There was a slogan on the wall of the corner of Anerley Park opposite the pub (Bridgehouse Tavern?) that just said "Are you as lonely as her?" in just white spray paint which I thought was quite odd :blink:

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 04:25 PM

You've got to love a Banksy :ph34r:



I sure do

http://news.bbc.co.u...ent/5310416.stm

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:00 AM

Some fellow in Birmingham has very kindly recorded the Banksy's antics here

Part of this Flickr photo set

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:12 PM

One of the funniest, being a Palace fan, is the word 'Mallwall' scrawled on a wall outside Selhurst Park.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:24 AM

http://news.bbc.co.u...ent/5335400.stm

You have got to admire the antics of this man... How did he get away without being seen/caught

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:58 PM

slightly out of the area again, but I always had a warm place in my heart for
"Is this the moon O?" just outside Forest Hill station

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:44 AM

Seen on a wall in Kennington and small enough to fit on a postage stamp. I thought it was very touching:

Don't tell anyone I am 19st today.

and chillingly on a station wall at Tottenham:

Get ready, for we will take your life for fun.