Photos from Hackney’s History: Shop Fronts
I had added a few more favourite shots of classic shop fronts from the past that I have in my collection. I’d love to build this set, so if you have more you would like to add please let me know
First up is James Brooke and Sons on Lower Clapton Road (From Ken Jacobs). Taken in 1937 when it was decorated for the coronation of King George VI.
James Brooke and Sons was on the corner of Clarence and Lower Clapton Road in the former Clarence Cinema and is now a Money transfer and a betting shop.
Close up showing Spokes shoe department store doorway. Spokes stood where the whole row of shops now stand that include a supermarket, estate agents, furniture store and bag shop.There is some more info on Spokes in the forums
Close up showing Pinagli’s cafe, which is part of the betting shop that is where Brookes stood.
Grays menswear shop on Mare Street (From Ken Jacobs). Taken in 1928 and still open today (www.graysclothing.co.uk)
Chatsworth Road, Watford and Taylor, a florist, A.E. Barrow and Kentucky Fried Chicken 1988. A.E. Barrow is the only still standing shop in this row, although it has been closed for many years.
Savoy Cafe, Graham Road taken 2008, from London Shop Fronts. Demolished in 2010 and is now a Kebab shop.
Lamberts Pet Shop, Chatsworth Road taken 2010, from London Shop Fronts. This sign was briefly uncovered before a new shop moved in.
**UPDATE Ken has sent me a few more photos to add to this collection***
J C B Richardson & Sons Ltd, hosier on Mare Street between Richmond Road and Reading Lane. Does anyone have any more details about this shop?
And photos that Ken took himself from his car in the mid 1970s
Lower Clapton Road at the junction of Downs Road. F.A Strange, the dry cleaners and Mermaid are all still standing with slightly different frontage.
You can see the street view here: http://g.co/maps/dt7u
And Upper Clapton and the corner of Northwold Road, The Launderette and the butchers (now closed) are still there.
You can see the street view here: http://g.co/maps/pqxs.