Osborne’s shop at 50/52, East Street, 27 November 1966. This old shirtmakers business was started here about by Andrew Searle and taken over by George Osborne during the 1880’s. For the next 80 years it had the reputation of being the best gentleman’s shop in Brighton with made to measure shirts its speciality. For older men it was a sad moment when it closed in 1966. The premises were then empty for two years while the Temperance Building Society tried to obtain permission for offices to be built here. At first this was resisted by Brighton Corporation because of the intrusion of offices in what was exclusively a high class shopping street but finally permission was given and in September 1968 the shop and a store at the rear were removed.

Image Reference: JG_09_085.tif
Date: 1966
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 153x112
Place: Brighton
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