In the things found on site, we found an old 'Cycling and Mopeds' magazine from May 1959. Many of the products are long gone - but some are still going strong. Blue Door Bicycles are pleased to stock Dawes, Brooks and Carradice - but not Bovril. We are also creating our own new ad artwork as you can see at the bottom of this page.
Not sure that we would advertise a product as 'super expensive' these days!
The Nelson is still available.
and the one Blue Doors don't sell - yet.
We found a little memo book produced by the Upper Norwood Chamber of Commerce - undated but it looks like it is from the 1950s. On the introduction page it gives a bit of history and names two local 'celebs' - one was Mr J C Eno of 'Eno's Fruit Salts' and the other Mr J L Johnstone, inventor of 'Bovril'!
Below is a new ad painted by my daughter (Gillian Hibbs) and appearing in several local and national publications in the winter of 2011.
and a few more recent ads
'Big Issue' ad
Christmas leaflet 2015 - front and rear.