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March 23, 2021

Fascinating Vintage Snapshots of London in 1978

In 1978, Ed Sijmons and his partner Louise took a trip to London. Their grainy snapshots show a gritty look at the capital city at the time when many people were still struggling to make ends meet after the mid-1970s recessions, while the early 1980s recession was already on the horizon.

More fascinating photographs could be found at Sijmons’ brilliant Flickr site.

The Wimpy Bar at the junction of Old Compton Street and Moor Street.

Cheshire Street in E2.

St. Paul's.

Shakespeare's Head.

Hamleys at Regent Street.

Ford Thames Van.

Market-street in Soho.

Michelin Building at Fulham Road.

Window display of Corgi Toys and Dinky Toys.

Bedford Van Mister curly top.

Popular Book Centre at Rochester Row.

Upper Tachbrook Street.

Outside the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Super Soft Whips.

Mickey Mouse.

Soho Square.

Entrance to railway bridge.

Berwick Street market.

1 comment:

  1. Evocative photos – especially those views of the less touristy locations. I wonder what the policemen on the bridge were looking at?




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