Baynes Street

I hadn’t previously spotted the eighteenth-century street sign attached to the wall of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which reads ‘This is Baynes Street 1746‘, erected presumably just after the completion of the bell foundry, which took over the so-called Artichoke Inn in 1743, when the Daily Advertiser announced the availability of the lease of The Old Artichoke Alehouse. It’s not even the oldest street sign in Whitechapel:-

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