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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Carnaby Street

Once a fashionable quarter, London's Soho district became popular among writers and artists in the 19th century and then became associated with the "Swinging London" of the 1960s. The epicenter of the scene was Carnaby Street, which housed many fashion boutiques and designers and drew "Mods" who embraced new trends like bell-bottoms and miniskirts. Bands such as The Who and the Rolling Stones were also frequent visitors. What major change came to Carnaby Street in the 1970s? More...
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:49:39 AM

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In October 1973, the Greater London Council pedestrianised Carnaby Street. Vehicular access is restricted between 11 am and 8 pm. A comparison of before and after number of pedestrians entering the pedestrianised area indicated a 30% increase in pedestrian flows into Carnaby Street as a result of the pedestrianisation.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:14:08 PM

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That sounds like an interesting place to visit.
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:40:02 PM
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Some of you might be interested in learning about a German photographer now living in New Zealand who captured the moment.

There are several sites that document a memorable if not important moment in time...
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:10:26 PM

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A bit of History

In the 16th century, the Carnaby area was made of open fields used by the Court as a hunting ground. Because the huntsman used the cry “So-o” rather than “Tally-o”, the area became subsequently known as Soho Fields. Its boundaries were Oxford Street, running east to west, and Swallow Street, running north to south on the line of Regent Street, as well as a small lane to the east, which later became Kingly Street.

Following the plagues of the mid 17th century and the Great Fire of 1666, the pressure to build increased, with landlord Richard Tyler starting the development of the area by building a large house in 1683 called Karnaby House, followed by the first houses of Carnaby Street, which was laid out between 1685 and 1697, with its name derived from the house. Meanwhile, Major Foubert, a French Huguenot émigré, established the Royal Riding Foubert’s Academy on the south side of Tyler Street, now Foubert’s Place. A market was developped in the 1820s to provide the surrounding streets.

Most of the original houses built in the 17th century were rebuilt in the 1720s, but a few of the original buildings still remain, at 17 Newburgh Street, 10-12 Ganton Street and 7-8 Kingly Street. One of the area’s most famous residents was early 19th century painter, poet and printmaker William Blake, renowned for its powerful imagery of the plague and documentation of social injustices.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:32:24 PM

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Do these bell-bottoms make me look fat, eh, chap? Cheerio!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:32:01 PM

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The Dialectrum comment is hilarious. So many thought the wide flair pant would even out the lumps. Sadly wrong and funny.
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ellana, thanks for the link. Impressive photographer.
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