Once again, we’ve been able to go through some of Martin Jones photos album and have scanned these lovely photos taken mainly in Soho around 1980. Sex shops, changing streets with empty lots or demolitions, punks, skins and teens and also the markets, we remember this part of London in the period so well. Although we live and are always active in Southwark, there is no part of London’s history and changes that we are not interested in. We are hoping that these photos give you some joy and nostalgia or, if you were too young to experience the early 1980s, some nice insights into how London was in the once bohemian and sleazy Soho area. We haven’t labelled each photo but you can spot Wardour St, Old Compton St, Berwick St, Charing Cross Rd, Carnaby St and so on in there as well as many other well known spots in Soho.
All Photos: Martin Jones
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