The Bossons Signs
After the closure of the factory in 1996 all three Bossons Signs remained attached to this derelict building until March 2004 when refurbishment works were started. The signs were then donated to Congleton Museum.
Other IBCS members will know that I tried for years to get hold of at least one of these signs from the then owner. It would certainly have looked impressive positioned behind the group photograph at the Annual IBCS Convention. It was intimated by the owner that the signs may be available but at the last moment and just before the refurbishment works started all three of these signs were handed over to Congleton Museum. I did approach Congleton Museum about the possible purchase of one of these signs but they were not receptive and have since decided to keep them securely locked away from public view. O Well!! Below it an article for the Guardian Newspaper about the handover of these signs.
Sign No 1
Another view of Sign No 1 (The front yard where the Ray Bossons chauffeur, who was called Charlie Postles, often cleaned the 'Rolls Royce' car).
Sign No 2
Sign No 3 (behind the trees)