Bond Street

Photo:17-18a Bond Street

17-18a Bond Street

A family business

Geoff Mead, local historian

17 to 18a Bond Street...this beautiful large building was my grandfather's premises. He had a furniture auctioneer's rooms. They were a big firm; we used to move goods from the Royal Pavilion up to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace for various royal exhibitions. You can see the industrial doorways - the gantry doorways to allow the goods to be hoisted up. Grandad and Grandma had a flat and (believe it or not) a roof garden above the shop, quite literally.

Image and text from the 'My Brighton' exhibit
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
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In the 1871 and 1881 censuses, my great, great grandparents, Walter and Hannah Ottaway and their children lived at 7 Bond St.  Walter was a Master Tailor employing five men.  Hannah died in 1881 and in 1882 Walter remarried and in 1891 he is living at 45 Preston St., and is a licensed victualer. 

By Wendy Ward (02/12/2013)