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Where and when?

From the private collection of Jennifer Drury

Where was this Virgin Store and when do you think the photograph was taken.

If you think you know – please post a comment below.

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  • South end of Queens Road opposite where Boots is now, early 1980’s probably.

    By Lorraina Tapp (29/08/2017)
  • That’s certainly the location, but I’d say it’s earlier than 1980 – probably mid ’70s.


    By Jester the Clown (29/08/2017)
  • My 1974 Kelly’s Directory shows British School of Motoring (on the left in the mystery photo) occupying No 4 Queen’s Road, Brighton. Next door at No 5 was Period Decor (Sussex) Ltd.

    I assume that Virgin took over at No 5 after that.

    By Alan Hobden (30/08/2017)
  • This would have been at least 1985, as you can see Phil Collins’ No Jacket Required (1985) and Madonna’s Like A Virgin (1984) in the window.

    By Lex Angel (04/09/2017)
  • 5 Queen’s Road is right, and this is 1985 as I see a Tears For Fears album from 1985 in the window too. This one closed in mid/late 85, I think, when they moved onto Western Road (currently Argos).

    By Russell Finch (15/09/2017)
  • 5 Queen’s Road was occupied by my late maternal great grandfather and grandfather’s business, E. Wigelsworth Ltd (Ladies’ & Gent’s Tailors and Gent’s outfitters) in the 1940’s. I seem to recall talk of Grandpa selling/leasing the premises to Richard Branson in the early 1970s but not sure if that is 100% correct.

    By Paul Clinch (03/09/2019)

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