> For a place that makes driving so difficult, central London certainly has a lot of multi-storey car parks. Soho alone has about eight – including this one on Poland Street. On the rare occasions that Mrs TIW and I drive to the West End, this is where we park. I’m always glad to see two old adverts at the bottom of the ramp – one for Regent Remoulds and the other for BP Energol. They’ve been there, I would guess, since the early 60s when there must also have been a garage on the premises. Just the place to drop off your E Type for an oil change while you nip round to Lord John. However, passing by today I noticed that a sign had been crudely nailed over the Energol one announcing that the car park is due to be ‘upgraded’ which will doubtless mean the end of these bits of everyday history.


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4 Responses to >Parky

  1. Tandleman says:

    >I remember having a Regent kite as a kid.Good flyers they were.

  2. >Was it made from old tyres?

  3. Affer says:

    >I had real kid….but I have to say he didn’t fly very well. Couldn’t get him to keep his arms stretched out…..

  4. Tandleman says:

    >No plastic sadly, but in the 60’s I doubt if they recycled much by way of tyres.

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