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Izodoro Camisa serving in the shop

Izodoro Camisa serving in the shop

John Pearse, Soho Tailor. John Pearse’s shop is tucked away in the tiny Georgian Meard Street between Wardour and Dean Streets – and Soho is in his DNA. “I started hanging out in the music bars as a teenager,” he tells me, “Places like the Scene Club in Ham Yard. I was there the day Kennedy was shot, and then there was the Flamingo Club on Wardour Street which was owned by the Gunnell Brothers and offered Mondays, the worst night of the week, to an up and coming group called the Rolling…

John Pearse, Soho Tailor. John Pearse’s shop is tucked away in the tiny Georgian Meard Street between Wardour and Dean Streets – and Soho is in his DNA. “I started hanging out in the music bars as a teenager,” he tells me, “Places like the Scene Club in Ham Yard. I was there the day Kennedy was shot, and then there was the Flamingo Club on Wardour Street which was owned by the Gunnell Brothers and offered Mondays, the worst night of the week, to an up and coming group called the Rolling…

British women employed as porters due to the shortage of men during World War I, London, UK, 1915.

British women employed as porters due to the shortage of men during World War I, London, UK, 1915.

A London policeman gives tea to a homeless man after a V1 attack that killed his wife, and destroyed his home. 1944

A London policeman gives tea to a homeless man after a V1 attack that killed his wife, and destroyed his home. 1944

A busker performing for a crowd in Soho, 1956.

A busker performing for a crowd in Soho, 1956.

The Continental Fruit Stores on the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street. The Continental Fruit Stores was the scene of the infamous fight between local tough guys Albert Dimes and Jack "Spot" Comer in 1955.

The Continental Fruit Stores on the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street. The Continental Fruit Stores was the scene of the infamous fight between local tough guys Albert Dimes and Jack "Spot" Comer in 1955.

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