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Bear Street 1936 - Sunshine Milk Bar
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Berwick Street
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18 Berwick Street
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37 Berwick Street 1972 - corner Walkers Court - The Queens Hot Pants Galore
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Walkers Court 1972
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Jeff Dexter  Kramer Shoes, the first kind of self service shoe stores, next door to the Kenny Lynch Record Cemte.

2015-12-05-22:29:07

Jeff Dexter  Actually, Kenny's store would have closed down by the time this pic was taken, if it's really 72!

2015-12-05-22:38:41

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37 Berwick Street 1972
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37 Berwick Street 1972 March - Queens striptease revue
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8 Darblay Street 1957 - Sam Widges
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66 Berwick Street 1929 - Camisa
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Brewer Street
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18 Brewer Street - Lina Stores b
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18 Brewer Street - Lina Stores
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127-131 Charing Cross Road 1964 - 1897
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Denman Street
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Pasquale Marioni  i worked in my uncle;s restaurants jn Denman Street in the mid sixties, the Barca next to the Casino de Paris strip club, the Vienna nex t the pu at the corner with Shaftesbury Avenue and the famous New PIccadilly with my cousin Lorenzo Marioni, all gone

2016-03-23-21:24:05

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5-7 Denman Street 1958 - Casino de Paris Strip club Ray Jackson and Eric Lindsay, founders
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5-7 Denman Street 1961 - Casino de Paris Strip club
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5-7 Denman Street 1963 - Casino de Paris Strip club
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Jon F  Can beat a dirty grey raincoat and hat on the lap :)

2015-12-05-22:04:23

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5-7 Denman Street 1963 - Casino de Paris Strip club backstage
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Jon F  Back stage & backside :)

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5-7 Denman Street 1963 - Casino de Paris Strip club
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17-19 Great Windmill Street 1944 February - Girl waiting outside the stagedoor of Windmill Theatre for a friend
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jon f  Salt Beef Bar right across the street from there

2016-03-23-20:08:54

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11 Macclesfield Street 1947 - De Hem's restaurant
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New Compton Street
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New Compton Street 1930 - Gennaro's
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jon f  dirty 'ole sod copping a feel!!!

2016-03-23-16:58:51

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New Compton Street 1939 - Gennaro's
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New Compton Street 1943 - Bouillabaisse Club
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New Compton Street 1943 17th July - Bouillabaisse Club
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Jon F  what they used to call euphemsically "good time girls" with US soldiers

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Oxford Street
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1-7 Oxford Street 1948
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1-7 Oxford Street 1973
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jon friend  Anyone remember "The Last Chance Saloon " dance club. The door was next to the entrance to the tube station. Freddie Mills was shot in his car in the alley behind the station . Right across the street was the former Tottenham Court Road Lyons Corner House.
This whole corner of Oxford St & Charing Cross Road is now being rebuilt as part of the Cross Link Rail network

2013-01-24-20:19:29

Adrian  Certainly remember the Lyon's tea rooms - we used to go to the Corner House on Leicester Square as a birthday treat!

2013-01-25-12:15:29

Jon Friend  Yes Lyons had lots of rooms, The Brasserie, The Carvery,The Grill and Cheese. Te Bacon & Egg. Other Corner Houses were at Marble Arch, Coventry Street and The Strand. All real treats for kids when money was tighter for Mums & Dads than now

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jon f  The new Crossrail & Tube station opened Dec 2015, All very shiney & new.

2015-12-05-21:42:14

Paolo O  Last Chance, great birds there.

2016-03-23-17:33:42

jon f  Just along the block to Oxford Circus there was "Beat City" and "The 100 Club".

2016-03-23-20:08:01

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173 Oxford Street 1930's - The Pantheon
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Jon F  Quite an historical edifice, I think it is now M & S

2016-03-23-17:00:14

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376 Oxford Street 1944 May
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Jon F  I seem to remember old store names from that strip, Marshall & Snelgrove, Debenham & Freebody, Studio 1, His Masters Voice (HMV) The Paris Cinema ( Marble Arch). I think that the building on the right was a large 2 floor Dolcis.

2015-12-05-21:55:40

jon f  Oh also Bourne & Holligsworth

2015-12-05-21:59:56

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Lyric theatre Shaftesbury Avenue 1954 September
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Soho Square
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Soho Square 1700
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Soho Square 1937
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Soho Square 1955 - Waiters' race
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Cambridge Circus 1957
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Jeff Dexter  Cambridge Circus with the old Alkit building and West Street.

2015-12-05-18:50:13

Adrian  Quite right Jeff - what an eagle eye

2015-12-05-19:07:10

Pasquale Marioni  bought my wedding suit and tie at Alkit in 1971, i lived at 5/7 Earlham Streeet round the corner

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Tottenham Court Road
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151 Tottenham Court Road 1944 - Paramount and Odeon theatre
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151 Tottenham Court Road 1944
Paramount Dance Hall
Girl dancing the Jitterbug
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151 Tottenham Court Road 1944 Februrary 21
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Couples dancing the Jitterbug
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Jon f  Great photo. I wonder where she is now!! Could she ever imagine then being old?

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Wardour Street
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54 Wardour Street 1967 February - corner Old Compton Street
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Jeff Dexter  Ley-On's made the most wonderful dim sim, but their dumplings never as good as The Dumpling Inn.

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76-88 Wardour Street 1964 - 1906-8
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201-203 Wardour Street 1914
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14 Whitehall 1944 February 1 - Whitehall Theatre
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14 Whitehall 1944 February 1- Whitehall Theater
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Jon F  Pretty daring for those days. I think Phyllis gained her stage reputation for the "Fan Dance" before the war

2015-12-05-22:08:12

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Adrian  This section replaces "Soho scenes" - and there's another to come. The pictures that follow are a mystery to me - I've no idea where they may have been taken. Any ideas?

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Soho Fruit Stores 1940's
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Journaux-Etrangers
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Jon F  Great place, real Soho

2016-03-23-17:00:46

Jeff Dexter  4 Old Compton Street, once also known as the French.

2016-03-23-21:11:27

Adrian   My god Jeff you've done it again! This is No 4 - now I recognise the barber shop next door!

2016-03-24-18:14:52

Adrian   My god Jeff you've done it again! This is No 4 - now I recognise the barber shop next door!

2016-03-24-18:14:52

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