London’s One Hundred Year Old Bike Shop | CLOSED

 

Photographer Nicholas Brewer is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘AW Walklings’.  To see Nicholas’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

There had been a bike shop on these premises for over one-hundred years. It served generations of cyclists including myself when I was a teenager. You were greeted by the unmistakable smell of oil and rubber. Steeped in history it felt like an Aladdin’s cave of cycling treasure. Last summer, I documented the last few weeks of London’s bike shop ‘A Walklings’. Our high streets are changing and places like this are rare. For a nation of shopkeepers’ as Napoleon once described the British, “their loss seems even more poignant”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images and text© Nicholas Brewer

 

 

See also:

One and the Same

By Nicholas Brewer

 

 

 

Ghost Signs of London

Book by Nicholas Brewer

 

 

 

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