LONDON TOWN 54, the photographs of Hans Richard Griebe

London Town 54, the photographs of Hans Richard Griebe

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London Town ’54 is a unique online collection of photographs taken in London in the late summer of 1954 by Hans Richard Griebe, a German attending a six week course in conversational and colloquial English at the London School of English.

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Hans Richard Griebe took hundreds of photos whilst in London and pasted them into a scrap book in 1954.  Pete Grafton acquired the scrap book in 2008, and from it he has selected and restored a great many of the photos.

Besides taking photos of London, Hans Richard went on excursions, including travelling on the Royal Sovereign pleasure boat down to Southend on Sea.

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Young Woman and Kursaal and Speedway, Southend on Sea, 1954

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Three Squaddies & 3 Coins in the Fountain

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Woman at Waterloo Station, September, 1954.

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Eve eats the apple, Oxford Street, 1954.

 londontown54.com

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