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In the small English seaside resort where my grandmother lived, there were many quaint and slightly disheveled ‘old curiosity shops’ run by old ladies. As a teenager I loved to rummage around these shops for unusual jewelry. Therefore I really like these portraits of England’s small shop owners in The simple things. Photo’s and words (from 70's and 80's) are by the late photographer John Londei. My favorite is the dog salon of Freeda Carson. ‘A lot of my customers came in chauffeur-driven…

In the small English seaside resort where my grandmother lived, there were many quaint and slightly disheveled ‘old curiosity shops’ run by old ladies. As a teenager I loved to rummage around these shops for unusual jewelry. Therefore I really like these portraits of England’s small shop owners in The simple things. Photo’s and words (from 70's and 80's) are by the late photographer John Londei. My favorite is the dog salon of Freeda Carson. ‘A lot of my customers came in chauffeur-driven…

Toy shop in Boscombe 1982 Taken from shutting up shop

Toy shop in Boscombe 1982 Taken from shutting up shop

Jimmy Page in a rare shot with his Telecaster w/ rosewood neck, which was his main axe in the 'out of the womb' days of early ZEP,

John Londei. Brighton, 1980: Beall & Co opened in 1883 and was the country's last cork shop. It closed after reaching its centenary, and in its place now...

Shutting up shop

John Londei. Brighton, 1980: Beall & Co opened in 1883 and was the country's last cork shop. It closed after reaching its centenary, and in its place now...

John Londei. Louth, 1982: Bill Platt's father took over the provision store in 1913 and thirteen years later Bill became the new owner. With his retireme...

Shutting up shop

John Londei. Louth, 1982: Bill Platt's father took over the provision store in 1913 and thirteen years later Bill became the new owner. With his retireme...

Housewives wearing gas masks during the Blitz on London showed the country's stubborn resistance

When Britain really DID keep calm and carry on: Fed up with the way people whinge at every little set-back? A cache of lost propaganda films magically evokes a very different era

Housewives wearing gas masks during the Blitz on London showed the country's stubborn resistance

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