These pictures were taken by John Turner, a property manager based in the centre of London, and were recently unearthed by his daughter and her husband, Liz and Martin Carroll.
Following John Turner’s death in 1987 a suitcase was passed to them by his widow, Betty. A quick glance revealed family photos and other pictures taken for his camera club, and it was consigned to the loft for 30 odd years.
A one-legged singer and his accompanist, busking in the 1950s.
Berwick Street Market, 1957.
A man attracted by the window display. Bond Street, 1960.
This lady doesn’t think much of the man’s unusual outfit. 1956.
Elephants being paraded through traffic to advertise the arrival of a circus. 1937.
Canning Town, 1938. This shop-boy is showing off a large pair of ladies’ bloomers!
A well-stocked hardware shop, 1957.
An East End Street Market in 1940.
Football fans on their way to the Cup Final, 1936. London team Arsenal beat Sheffield United 1-0.
A smart newspaper seller on Horse Guards Avenue, 1937.
This car had been completely crushed in an accident. Howland Street, 1957.
A genteel lady collecting for an animal charity. Regent Street, 1955.
After a hard day’s work, they are heading to the nearest pub. Canning Town, 1935.