A family business
17 to 18a Bond Street…this beautiful large building was my grandfather’s premises. He had a furniture auctioneer’s rooms. They were a big firm; we used to move goods from the Royal Pavilion up to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace for various royal exhibitions. You can see the industrial doorways – the gantry doorways to allow the goods to be hoisted up. Grandad and Grandma had a flat and (believe it or not) a roof garden above the shop, quite literally.