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December 4, 2021

Beautiful Color Photos of Life in London From Early to Mid Seventies

These nostalgic pictures were from Flickr user Blackthorne57’s collection. They reveal what the capital city looked like in this bygone era, which was known for feminism, high inflation levels, IRA bomb threats and widespread trade union strikes.

More fascinating photographs could be found at Blackthorne57’s brilliant Flickr site.

Flyposting, Tottenham, 1970

Flyposting, North London, 1970

Billingsgate Fish Market, 1971

Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market, 1971

Kings Cross Station, 1971

Petticoat Lane Market, 1972

F Cooke Pie & Mash shop, Kingsland Road, Dalston, 1972

Jays Jewellers shop, Essex Road, 1973

Silver Street, Edmonton, 1973

Browns Bakeries of Tottenham hand delivery cart, 1973

Faringdon Road book market, 1973

Old Covent Garden market, vegetable lorry, 1974

Thamesside Warehouses, 1974

Horse-drawn coal merchant's cart in North London, 1974

Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market, 1974

Shop on the corner of Somerset Road, Edmonton, 1975

Marine Ices, Chalk Farm, 1975

Ladies chatting, Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, 1975

A bus at Southgate on a misty morning, 1975

Man with a mattress, Southgate Circus, 1975

Spencer Fish Shop on a grim day, Southgate, 1975

Stanley Owen Green, 1976

Piccadilly Circus, 1976

Bathers in Trafalgar Square fountain, 1976

Trafalgar Square, 1976




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