This post has to be accompanied by an apology to designer, author and lettering fanatic Simon Hawkesworth. Simon was kind enough to send me a copy of his book A Lancaster Alphabet: Letterforms from the Stones of the City in December but what with all that Christmas stuff and nonsense it's taken weeks to get around to uploading anything.
An elegant volume it celebrates the architectural and commenorative lettering of Simon's adopted city. Each letter of the alphabet is represented with its own spread showing where it was found and the social/design back-story to its location.
A Lancaster Alphabet is published by (and is available from) Simon's own Fast Foot Press.