Work to convert a corner shop in Bramshot Avenue into a house has revealed a sign belonging to a long-gone chain of wine merchants.
The ghost sign reveals the old off-licence on the corner of Wyndcliff Road used to be part of the Arthur Cooper chain of wine merchants, which by the 1970s was a 300-strong chain of stores, mainly across southern England and south Wales.
Part of the Courage brewing giant, the name fell into disuse by the 1980s and the chain seems to have been all but forgotten about.
If you remember this as Arthur Cooper, it’d be great to hear your memories. You can still bid for some Arthur Cooper wine coasters on eBay…
(Thanks to Tweeter @CDPL1 for pointing me in the right direction on Arthur Cooper.)