coffee stall

This rickety coffee stall, at the southern end of Chelsea Bridge, became something of an icon in 1960s London. It featured in films, adverts and fashion shoots. It was a popular late-night meeting place for cabbies, lorry drivers, soldiers from Chelsea barracks and night-clubbers. Famous customers included Ringo Starr from the Beatles, and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, who used to hop behind the counter and serve his friends. The stall was made from an old Post Office van. It was owned and run by a Mr Jarvis from 1946 until 1982. He sold tea, coffee, hot-dogs, cigarettes and home-made pies, sausage rolls and cakes, made by his wife.
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whole: 2380 x 2880 x 1780 mm
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