Bond Street

Do you remember this?

By Jennifer Drury

 
Photo:Bond Street: undated

Bond Street: undated

Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton

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Here is the latest item from my Brighton Museum troll.

The photo is not dated - can you suggest a date?

Do you remember this view of Bond Street?

This page was added on 18/10/2018.
Comments about this page

The couple with the baby have that post-hippy look of the early 1970s. What we can see of the cars also suggests that. 

By Philip Burnard (18/10/2018)

The registration number of the white car emerging from Bond Street Row ends with the letter L, which means it was registered in 1972/73. So this photo would be some time after that.

By Thomas Paul (18/10/2018)

Not only an L reg. Thomas Paul, it's a Lancia Fulvia S Coupe and they didn't arrive in that style in the UK until 1972/3. Nice little car if you could keep it well away from the salty air.
Philip Burnard, what you suggest is also true, it was much later in the  70s when men started perming their hair, re: 10cc and all that (or flowering Alliums).

By Bob from Brighton (19/10/2018)

The 'white car', with the London registration OYE471L, is a Lancia Fulvia first registered in September 1972. It doesn't appear to be currently registered. You may have heard the old adage, "What is a Lancia? 'Tis a Fiat only rustia". Probably the reason why it no longer exists. The other two cars shown are a c1970 Austin A40 Farina with an early Range Rover behind.     

By Tim Sargeant (19/10/2018)

Kelly's 1974 (the final volume) has Cameron Yorke Ltd photographic materials dealers at #7 Bond St, Arcadia Antiques at #8; this accords with the dates listed above. On other pages on this wonderful site there is much about Bond St where my grandfather Ernest Henry Mead had his salerooms and removals firm at 17/18a Bond St  ( 'Mead & Co-Brighton's Premier Removals') from about 1914-1960(ish). Grandad's office is now a cocktail bar. As a Methodist lay preacher he is spinning in his grave. Above  the office was the flat (I have 14 aunts and uncles who grew up there) and above that a roof garden, which I do not recall, but my older brother does remember.

By Geoffrey Mead (21/10/2018)

By 1975, when I worked just around the corner, what in the photo is Arcadia Antiques was a sandwich / cake shop. We used to leave our building via the fire escape and walk down Bond Street Row to buy sandwiches.

By Alan Phillips (21/10/2018)