Andrew Whitehead is a journalist, historian and collector, connected with the History Workshop website.
I might never have hear of Mr W except that someone I know had a couple of reviews posted on that site and I decided to check them out.
With one thing and another, I got sidetracked and ended up finding these rather excellent items posted online by this Whitehead chappy, who seems to be a denizen of some place called London ;
The Ghosts of Junction Road - 17 Feb 2012 and
Redfern`s Rubber Mats - 22 May 2012, both at www.andrewwhitehead.net/blog.html
And also ;
A Tale of Two Shop Signs - 19 Feb 2012 at www.historyworkshop.org.uk/category/blog .
I don`t specially have anything witty or unusual to say about these, but I thought they were so good they were worth sharing.