Clean-up and facelift for Sunlight soap sign

Sunlight soap advert on Albert St Bletchley being restored by artist Sandy Reid - Miller
Sunlight soap advert on Albert St Bletchley being restored by artist Sandy Reid - Miller
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PASSERS-BY are awash with praise after local artists and businesses joined forces to give Bletchley’s famous Sunlight Soap sign a facelight.

The historic advertising sign was painted on the side of the former bathhouse in Albert Street more than 100 years ago.

Over the years the sign became faded and shabby on the now private house.

Owners John and Patricia Hawkins sought the help of local artist Edna Read, who runs Edna Read Associates. Together they persuaded Travis Perkins, B and Q, Neil Jones Scaffolding and city dentist Bola Soyombo to sponsor a facelift. This month artist Sandy Reid-Miller, pictured left, started the restoration work and it now completing the final touches.