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74 Regent Street (MoC44/72)

78 Regent Street

History of 78 Regent Street

Listed Building

Originally a pair but now combined into one shop with a uniform late Cl8 shopfront. Early C19. Grey gault brick. 3 storeys, 2 windows. Slate roof. The shopfront has a central panelled double door with Doric half-column surround and entablature over. Small-paned shop windows on either side.


William Walter Ryder, 30, hairdresser, b Cambridge

Rosetta, 31, b Swaffham Bulbeck

Gladys Rosetta, 6, b Cambridge

Sidney Walter, 4 mos, b Cambridge

Ernest James Wenn, 18, hairdresser’s assistant, b Teversham


W W Ryder, hairdresser and tobacconist


(78 – 80) John Beazor, antiques

In the CWN 26.11.1981 it was reported: John Beazor Ltd, the antique shop at 78 Regent street has a very fine doorway – a classical style portico – which dates back to the reign of George III. It was incorporated into a merchant’s house on Yarmouth Quay and during wartime bombing had 120 pieces of shrapnel embedded in it. Martin Beazor, grandson of the founder John Beazor takes up the story. “My grandfather moved the business here from Great Yarmouth and brought that Georgian doorway with him. My grandfather originally came from Norfolk where his family had been in the business for more than 200 years.


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