One of my least favourite streets in London. Always best to whizz across and out, than attempt to walk along the over-crowded thoroughfare. Unless you just happen to end up in on the street during the deep hours of the early morning.
Back in 1968, The Oxford Street Association published a pocket-sized 64 page booklet that promoted the street's major stores and its nearby tourist attractions. Quite possibly it was the last time this shopping mile and a quarter looked any good since it opened for business back in the 1730s.
|The very Swinging London-esque cover (Front and Back)|
There's a cracking ad for D.H.Evans which was named after its Welsh founder Dan Harris Evans who opened his first shop in Oxford Street in 1879:
|and one hundred and twenty years later, the name vanished from the Street altogether|
|The HMV shop at No. 363 (below) was opened in 1921 by the composer Sir Edward Elgar. Today there is an HMV store on the very same site...|
|Back in 1968, Stafford Bourne (the son of the original co-founder) was the President of The Oxford Street Association. The department store closed up in 1983.|
|Not in 2014 you can't...|