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7 Bond Street

My great, great grandparents, Walter and Hannah Ottaway and family lived at these premises from about 1865 – 1881. My ancestor Walter was a tailor.

When this photo was taken it was a Bagel Bakery apparently.  Does anyone have any idea of the year the photo was taken?

7 Bond Street: undated photograph
From the private collection of Wendy Ward

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  • This was the original Bagelman bakery. In the early nineties it was owned by a chap called John Fructs (sorry if it is misspelt), quite a well known local jazz musician, who used to run it as a cafe/coffee shop. He sold it to Bagelman who have since gone on to bigger and better things so I would suggest that this was taken in the mid nineties.

    By Neil Underhill (05/11/2012)
  • I don’t think it’s that long ago, my guess would be 1980s, based on the car headlight, and guy selling probably the “Big Issue”. It looks to be just before Bond Street went “up market”. It was already “trendy” in the late 60s and 70s, but I think not until the 90s when it got an up-market makeover.

    By Peter Groves (05/11/2012)
  • I would guess from the colour of the print, and the design of the waste paper basket it would be in the 70s, but I wouldn’t put my non-existent mortgage on it.

    By Stefan Bremner-Morris (05/11/2012)
  • If this is the shop adjacent to Bond Street Roe, sorry Row, then it is still Bagelman today as far as I know. It’s not far from Bond Street Lane, sorry Laine. 

    By Alan Hobden (05/11/2012)
  • I don’t think this photo is more than 10 to 12 years old, the bin looks like a City of Brighton & Hove style bin, which were rolled out when Brighton and Hove became a city in 2000.

    By Michael Brittain (06/11/2012)
  • I have just checked out on the Bagelman web site to see if it mentions what year this shop was established. They first opened in Bond Street in 1999; two years later they knocked through into a large warehouse at the rear of the shop and set up Sussex’s first and only dedicated bagel bakery.

    By Michael Brittain (13/11/2012)
  • In the mid to late 1970s I worked at Ewbank & Partners in what was then the Prudential Building and is now the Premier Inn, North Street. When we worked overtime we used to slip out of the back way and come down the twitten at the right hand side of this picture to buy a sandwich or roll. I don’t recall the name of the sandwich shop in those days but do remember a rather fluffy cat that would sometimes lounge around in the shop window amongst the cakes!

    By Alan Phillips (14/11/2012)
  • Michael is right. The photograph is possibly 2000 – 2007. The blue painted gift shop next door was called Tsena and was there for many years, before closing round 2010. In 2007 the current map of North Laine was painted on the side wall.

    By Diana Linden (27/11/2012)
  • I May be wrong about the actual shop but I remember buying the best burger I’ve ever had from here in the late nineties. An elderly person served me. So I would date this photo late nineties early two thousands. The slope and angle of the car headlamp would indicate a nineties design.

    By Alan (28/10/2023)

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