Do you remember the shop?

George Osborne: 50-52 East Street

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:50-52 East Street

50-52 East Street

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Established in the 19th century

The first photograph shows George Osborne’s shop at 50/52, East Street, 27 November 1966. This old shirtmakers business was started here by Andrew Searle, and taken over by George Osborne during the 1880s. For the next 80 years it had the reputation of being the best gentleman’s shop in Brighton with made to measure shirts its speciality. For older men it was a sad moment when it closed in 1966.

Do you remember?

Do you remember this shop? Did you ever buy any items there? What were they and do you remember how much you paid? If you have any memories to share, please leave a comment below.

Photo:50-52 East Street

50-52 East Street

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