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When photographer Alan Powdrill checked into the Oxwich Camping Park in Gower, South Wales he found not just beautiful scenery but a treasure trove of vernacular graphics. Turns out the park is run by a retired signwriter who still enjoys practising his trade

When photographer Alan Powdrill checked into the Oxwich Camping Park in Gower, South Wales he found not just beautiful scenery but a treasure trove of vernacular graphics. Turns out the park is run by a retired signwriter who still enjoys practising his trade

Ex-signwriter Malcolm Crombie inherited the park and, says Powdrill, has spent the last 30 years decorating it with all manner of hand-made instructional signage – Powdrill reckons there must be about a hundred.

“By the looks of it you would think Malcolm was running an autocratic dictatorship down in Gower,” Powdrill says, “but in person he couldn’t be any nicer or laid back. Sadly he’s hung up his paint brush now, a real shame…..some might say.”

See more at Alan Powdrill’s site

 

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