The Observer at the weekend carried a half page article entitled "Dismay at vanishing art of the pub sign"
Well, readers of this blog know otherwise. Pub sign art is alive and well in South West London - albeit a less traditional version.
Perhaps we should not be too harsh on Young's and others for their modern take on the traditional pub sign. After all, they are still ordering bespoke signs and supporting a dying trade.
Surely we would not want all pub signs to look like this one in Wimbledon :