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Address in/near Bloomsbury, existed between 1878 and 1972

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Gamages in the late 19th century

Gamages was a department store founded by Arthur Walter Gamage, the son of a Herefordshire farmer.

Gamages began life in 1878 in a rented watch repair shop and, after quickly becoming a success amongst its customers, was established as a London institution. In time it was to grow large enough to take up most of the block on which it was situated. The store had been unusual in that its premises were away from the main Oxford Street shopping area, being on the edge of the City of London at Holborn Circus.

Gamages also ran a successful mail-order business.

In the late 1960s a second store was opened in Romford, Essex. This had a relatively short life as the whole company was taken over by Jeffrey Sterling’s Sterling Guarantee Trust in the early 1970s and the Romford site was quickly sold off. The Holborn site closed in March 1972 and there is now no trace of the store to be seen. Gamages reopened in Oxford Street in a vacated store but this venture was short-lived.



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High Holborn, WC1V

High Holborn was part of the old road from Newgate and the Tower to the gallows at Tyburn.

Holborn was formerly split into sections. From Farringdon Street to Fetter Lane used to be known as Holborn Hill; from Fetter Lane to Brooke Street as Holborn, and from Brooke Street to Drury Lane as High Holborn. Holborn now extends from Holborn Viaduct to Holborn Bars, and High Holborn from the Bars to Drury Lane.

One of the first great improvements effected in Holborn was its being paved, in 1417, at the expense of Henry V.

In Holborn, at what is now Farringdon Street, there was of old a stone bridge over the Fleet, called "Oldbourne Bridge." Agas’s map of London, in the time of Elizabeth I, represents Holborn as a very different sort of a place from what it is now. All the ground from Shoe Lane to Chancery Lane was then gardens with trees and shrubs; and long before Agas’s day part of that area was rural belonging to the see of Bangor.

"Holborn Bars" used to stand a little west of Brooke Street. They marked the termination of the City Liberties in that direction. The spot is now shown by two granite obelisks bearing the City arms. The Corporation of London formerly received a penny and twopenny toll from the carts and carriages of non-freemen entering the City. These tolls were levied at the six bars, including Holborn Bars.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Argyle Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Birkbeck College:   Higher education institutions
Bloomsbury:   Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.
British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
CATS College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 15 and 24.
Children’s Hospital School at Gt Ormond Street and UCH:   Foundation special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
City Lit:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Ecole Jeannine Manuel:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Foundling Hospital:   The Foundling Hospital in London was founded in 1741 by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram.
Holborn:   Holborn is both an area and also the name of the area's principal street, known as High Holborn between St. Giles's High Street and Gray's Inn Road and then Holborn Viaduct between Holborn Circus and Newgate Street.
Institute of Education:   Higher education institutions
London School of Economics and Political Science:   Higher education institutions
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:   Higher education institutions
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Russell Square:   Russell Square station, now on London's Piccadully Line, was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The building was designed by Leslie Green and is a Grade II listed building.
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Mary Ward Centre (AE Centre):   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
The Royal Ballet School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Thomas Coram Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
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University College London:   Higher education institutions
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Blackmoore Street (1902):   This photo depicts Blackmoor Street which was in the Drury Lane slum, with Clare Court on the left
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.
Wych Street:   Wych Street was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane.


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Abbey Place, WC1H · Adeline Place, WC1B · Africa House, WC2B · Aldwych, WC2B · Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Barbon Close, WC1N · Barter Street, WC1A · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bcm Embankment, WC1N · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1H · Bernard Street, WC1N · Betterton Street, WC2H · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1N · Boswell Street, WC1X · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Bristol House, WC1B · British Museum, WC1B · Broad Court, WC2B · Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Shopping Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Square, WC1N · Burton Street, WC1H · Bury Place, WC1A · Byng Place, WC1E · Capper Street, WC1E · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Catton Street, WC1R · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Ching Court, WC2H · Clare Court, WC1H · Clare Market, WC2A · Coach Road, NW1 · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Colonnade, WC1N · Compton Place, WC1H · Coptic Street, WC1A · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Cosmo Place, WC1B · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Covent Garden, WC2H · Cromer Street, WC1H · Crown Court, WC2B · Dane Street, WC1R · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Dombey Street, WC1N · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Doughty Street, WC1N · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Dudley Court, WC2H · Dyott Street, WC1A · Eagle Street, WC1R · Earlham Street, WC2H · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endell Street, WC2H · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Fisher Street, WC1R · Foundling Court, WC1N · Galen Place, WC1A · Gate Street, WC2A · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Way, WC1E · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Court, WC1B · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Grenville Street, WC1N · Guilford Street, WC1B · Guilford Street, WC1N · Handel Street, WC1N · Harrison Street, WC1H · Hastings Street, WC1H · Heathcote Street, WC1N · Henrietta Mews, WC1N · Herbrand Street, WC1N · High Holborn, WC1V · High Holborn, WC2A · High Holborn, WC2B · Holborn, WC1V · Hunter Street, WC1N · Huntley Street, WC1E · John Street, WC1N · John’s Mews, WC1N · Johns Mews, WC1N · Judd Street, WC1H · Kean Street, WC2B · Kemble Street, WC2B · Kenton Street, WC1N · Keppel Street, WC1E · Kings Mews, WC1N · Kingsgate Street, WC1R · Kingsway, WC2A · Kingsway, WC2B · Kirk Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Mews, N1 · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamp Office Court, WC1N · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leigh Street, WC1H · Lion Court, WC1V · Little Guildford Street · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Little Turnstile, WC1V · Long Acre, WC2E · Long Yard, WC1N · Macklin Street, WC2B · Malet Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Martlett Court, WC2B · Mecklenburgh Place, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1X · Medway Court, WC1H · Midhope Street, WC1H · Millman Place, WC1N · Millman Street, WC1N · Montague Street, WC1B · Mortimer Market, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC1N · Neals Yard, WC2H · New North Street, WC1N · New Oxford Street, WC1A · New Oxford Street, WC2H · Newton Street, WC2B · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · North Mews, WC1N · Northington Street, WC1N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Odonnell Court, WC1N · Old Glocester Street, WC1N · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Old Glouster Street, WC1N · Orange Street, WC1R · Orde Hall Street, WC1N · Ormond Close, WC1N · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Percy Street, W1T · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Powis Place, WC1N · Princeton Street, WC1R · Procter Street, WC1V · Proctor Street, WC1V · Queen Annes Square, SE1 · Queen Square, WC1N · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Red Lion Square, WC1R · Regent Square, WC1H · Regent Square, WC1N · Richbell Place, WC1N · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Roger Street, WC1N · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Russell Court, WC1H · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1H · Russell Street, WC2B · Sandwich Street, WC1H · Sardinia House, WC2A · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Seaford Street, WC1H · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Sheffield Street, WC2A · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shops Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Sicilian Avenue, WC1A · Sidmouth Street, WC1H · Sidmouth Street, WC1X · Soho Square, WC1A · South Cloisters, WC1H · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Southampton Row, WC1V · Speedy Place, WC1H · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St Giles House, WC2B · Stedham Place, WC1A · Store Street, WC1E · Strand, WC2B · Streatham Street, WC1A · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Tankerton Street, WC1H · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1N · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Tavistock Street, WC2B · Thanet Street, WC1H · The Arcade, WC2B · Theobald’s Road, WC1R · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Third Floor, WC1E · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · University Street, WC1E · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Victoria House, WC1A · Wakefield St, WC1N · Wakefield Street, WC1H · Wakefield Street, WC1N · West Central Street, WC1A · Westking Place, WC1H · Whetstone Park, WC2A · Whidborne Street, WC1H · Wild Court, WC2B · Wild Street, WC2B · Willoughby Street, WC1B · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H · Yorkshire Grey Roundabout, SE9 · Yorkshire Grey Yard, WC1R ·

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Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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