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The entrance to Carnaby Street from Great Marlborough Street 1968
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Adrian  Ah the urinals! So useful

2014-10-07-00:39:20

Jon  On the left was a branch of "Village Gate" (Take 6) clothes. In 1970 I bought there a royal blue velvet suit, with wide lapels and bell bottoms. To compliment the effect I bought a blue flowered shirt and blue velvet bow tie. As far as Adrian's comment re the Gents' we shall say nought!!

2015-07-19-11:44:53

Carnaby Street looking towards The Grapes 1970
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5-7 Carnaby Street 1957
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11 Carnaby Street 1966 - Cranks number 2
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19 Carnaby Street 1960 - Electricity station
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19 Carnaby Street 1967
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22 Carnaby Street 1960's
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22 Carnaby Street 1966
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22 Carnaby Street 1971 - Donis
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23 Carnaby Street 1960's
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23 Carnaby Street 1968 April
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24 Carnaby Street 1971 September
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25 Carnaby Street 1966
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25 Carnaby Street 1967 - Mates
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25 Carnaby Street 1968
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28 Carnaby Street 1960's
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28a Carnaby Street 1968
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29 Carnaby Street 1966 May
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29 Carnaby Street 1966 May
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29 Carnaby Street 1966 May
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29 Carnaby Street 1966 May
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29 Carnaby Street 1968
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29 Carnaby Street 1974 August
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The Yardbirds in the street outside 31 Carnaby Street 1960's
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Adrian  This must be very early - 1965 perhaps?

2014-11-02-13:50:20

Pasquale Marioni  I remember the day this was taken, although not the exact day of the week, had been swimming at Marshall Street, YB were one of "my bands" and they caused a right impromptu kerfuffle there, Kingly Street i think with Fouberts Place on the right unless my memory deceives. Seems all so static but the buzz was amazing......happy days

2014-11-03-07:59:53

31 Carnaby Street 1967
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simonc1952  Rick Parfitt second from left (Status Quo)... Quo's old bass player far right...

2015-07-21-11:25:29

simonc1952  Rick Parfitt second from left (Status Quo)... Quo bass player far right.

2015-07-21-11:26:40

33 Carnaby Street 1966 May
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33-34 Carnaby Street 1968
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35 Carnaby Street 1960's
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37 Carnaby Street 1962
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37 Carnaby Street - Morrell's Stores from Lowndes Court
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39 Carnaby Street 1968
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40-41 Carnaby Street 1965 a
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40-41 Carnaby Street 1965
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40-43 Carnaby Street 1967
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41 Carnaby Street 1968
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41-43 Carnaby Street 1965
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41-43 Carnaby Street 1966
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43 Carnaby Street 1960's
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43 Carnaby Street 1960's
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43 Carnaby Street 1967 July
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43 Carnaby Street 1967
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43 Carnaby Street 1968 - Global Tours brochure(1)
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Adrian  For Vibi and Steve who can be seen chatting in front of the polka-dots. Thanks for the photo Vibi.

2015-02-12-13:45:29

Vibi / Vibeke  Thank you, Adrian. My skirts are not that short today!
I'm happy that the GlobalTours brochure, Le Kilt Soir, photos and a lot of other stuff "survived" almost 50 years.

2015-02-12-14:43:40

Adrian  A better picture of Vibi and Steve courtsey of "Polo le Belge"

2015-02-12-15:19:36

Vibi / Vibeke  Thank you, Adrian. My skirts are not that short today!
I'm happy that the GlobalTours brochure, Le Kilt Soir, photos and a lot of other stuff "survived" almost 50 years.

2015-02-13-09:32:10

43 Carnaby Street 1968 a
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43 Carnaby Street 1973
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Steve Knight  This was the corner where Vibeke and I had our photo taken in 1966/7 for inclusion in a travel brochure. I also used to swim regularly at Marshall Street baths in 1965/6 - good memories but probably painting and shellfishing on Cape Cod Massachusetts is more in tune with my present stage in life!

2015-01-12-12:39:17

43 December Carnaby Street 1965
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43-45 Carnaby Street 1960's
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43-45 Carnaby Street 1967 March
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Sarah  nice pic

2015-02-23-02:10:48

Adrian  is indeed

2015-02-23-02:11:00

44 Carnaby Street 1973 October
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charles  great pictures adrian, they bring back great memories .. carnaby street is part of my life....

2014-06-19-08:21:15

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Brian  Loved every minute of working the Soho area 1965-71. The most exciting and interesting time. I wish I could go back to the fab sixties!

2014-07-08-19:29:40

Paul Marioni  How very true! Seismic changes in all aspects of life. Worked around Soho 1962 to 1971 and experienced all the best of the sixties...

2015-07-21-11:42:18

45 Carnaby Street 1960's
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Lorraine michelle  What is she doing - pinching the sign?

2014-07-09-08:30:27

45 Carnaby Street 1966 - Ravel 1966
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46 Carnaby Street 1966
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46 Carnaby Street 1968
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46-47 Carnaby Street 1966 February
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46-48 Carnaby Street 1964 May 19
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46-48 Carnaby Street 1967
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47 Carnaby Street 1968
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57 Carnaby Street 1969 September
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Carnaby Street 1966
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Carnaby Street 1967 - Christmas
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Carnaby Street 1967 - Christmas
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Carnaby Street 1967 - Christmas
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Carnaby Street 1967 - Christmas
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Carnaby Street 1968
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Lowndes Court 1966 - La Carretta Christine Sadali Nude Waitress
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Lowndes Court 1966 - La Carretta notes
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15 Foubert's Place - Lord Kitchener
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15 Foubert's Place - Lord Kitchener
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15 Foubert's Place 1967 July
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15 Foubert's Place 1968 sign
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Robert Orbach  This is Kings road Chelsea not Carnaby Street. I was the director of I Was Lord Kitcheners Valet the shop opposite the Markham Arms pub where this photo was taken.

2014-06-18-13:56:50

Adrian  My god you're absolutely right Robert, thank you. And if further proof were needed, which it isn't of course, the shop we can see is called I was Lord Kitchere's Thing - and that was only the King's Road branch! Picture will be re-classified - thanks again Robert for pointing this out.

2014-06-18-16:44:21

15 Foubert's Place 1968
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Philippe ETIENNE  I used to give invitation cards away for "Le Bataclan" on the opposite sidewalk. The main seller (a very kind guy) allowed me to stay for a while in the shop when cops where walking around . Moreover, he was sliding my cards in his customers' packs.45 years after, I remember him,and once more I thank him a lot.

2015-01-11-17:44:41

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JR  I have seen this picture credited as being the Carnaby Cavern, Danny Benjamin's shop on Ganton Street. The guy second from left is Colin Wild, Danny's eccentric business parter.

2015-02-04-17:40:05

Colin Barry Philip Bennett..res/- USA..  I am Colin Bennett..their first trouser cutter..met them both in Windsor St Uxbridge in the early 60s..Michael Martins..they took me from John Collier's It was an experience to work with Colin Wild..Danny was the quiet one...have many stories from 1965-67..I was 19 yrs old Colin Wild was 33..very interesting man too......inquiries welcome...

2016-12-27-21:38:59

This street takes its name from Karnaby House, a large building on the east side of the street, erected in 1683 by Richard Tyler, the bricklayer responsible for the development of the eastern moiety of Six Acre Close, and by Pym, one of his associates. It is not known why the house was so called.

The street was probably laid out in 1685 or 1686 and first appears in the ratebooks in 1687. It was almost completely built up by 1690 with small houses, though there were also a number of stable buildings and a riding-house built on the site of the present Pugh's Place. The most conspicuous element among the early inhabitants were the Huguenot residents and more than one house in the street was noted in the ratebooks as being 'filled with french Protestants', who appear to have lived there rate-free.

Later, from 1700 to about 1721, one of the houses in the street was occupied by the girls' charity school which later moved to Boyle Street and is now the Burlington School, Shepherd's Bush.

All these first houses in Carnaby Street (described by Strype in 1720 as 'ordinary') were rebuilt in the 1720's as part of the redevelopment of the Lowndes property which followed the termination of the original building lease to Tyler and the grant of the freehold reversion of all the eastern moiety of Six Acre Close to William Lowndes in March 1722/3. Despite these large improvements Carnaby Street did not become a place of fashionable residence. The eighteenthcentury inhabitants were undistinguished and in the nineteenth century the houses were nearly all in commercial occupation. A considerable amount of rebuilding took place in 18205, after the closure of Carnaby Market, when most of the property which Lord Craven had bought on the east side of the street between Ganton Street and Foubert's Place, was rebuilt by or under the supervision of Thomas Finden.

The south end of the street has now been rebuilt with offices and warehouses in nondescript styles, and the first building of character is on the east side, in the station of the former St. James and Pall Mall Electric Light Company. The southernmost part of this building is the earliest, a curious structure of yellow brick with red dressings, designed in a strange mixture of Victorian Gothic with Baroque details. To the north of Ganton Street on the east side are two much altered houses (Nos. 22 and 23) of early to mid eighteenth-century date, which were evidently not rebuilt after the closure of Carnaby Market; they are both four storeys high and two and three windows wide respectively. The rest of the east side of the street is occupied by two groups of buildings erected as part of the redevelopment of the market in the 1820's. On the west side there are a number of much altered Georgian buildings.

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