From brewery to auction rooms, 1830-1913

In 1830 No 17/18 Bond Street was used as a brewery. It was owned by Theophilus Pollard, who became a bankrupt in 1835. In 1845 the building was turned into a warehouse and furniture factory by a company called Crundles.

By 1910 Crundles had ceased trading at the premises and in 1913, a furniture remover, Ernest Mead, took them over and used them as Mead & Co. auction rooms. In Ernest’s day No 17 was the auction rooms and storage area, whilst 18 was the company office and living accommodation. Today Nos 17 and 18 are two separate businesses.

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  • I would like to know more about a furniture factory called ‘Foot & Son’ located in Bond Street. I would apreciate it if you can give me more information.

    By Cecilia Pino (29/12/2005)
  • Anyone remember the name of the sandwich bar /cafe that was at the North St end of Bond St during the early 1990’s. about where Costa is now?

    By Martyn Sinclair (02/12/2022)
  • The Cafe was ‘Darby’s.

    By Dr Geoffrey Mead (03/12/2022)
  • It was a really pleasant cafe — for everything: its food, drink, staff and surroundings. I was sad to see it go, as were many others, I’m sure. Cannot remember the cause for its closure, but never forgot Darby’s!

    By Sam Flowers (04/12/2022)

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