J.Evans is a cafe that used to have a previous life as a Welsh grocery shop. Located in Fitzrovia, an affluent area of central London, on the corner of Warren Street and Conway Street. The Grade II listed building was built in 1793 it still retains much of it's original signage (although you can see it's starting to fade) and it's rich blue tiles (cira 1916). One of my only paintings to depict human life (shadow inside).
Before supermarkets came along, London became home to many Welshmen who set up dairy businesses due to hard times in Wales. Cows were even kept on premises in central London and many dairies were located close to Marylebone Station which links it to Paddington Station and the West. Until quite recently, many early morning trains were in fact called 'milk trains'!
London is home to the oldest and largest Welsh community outside of Wales. By 1900 it is estimated that half of all dairies in the capital were Welsh. Unfortunately none exist now in London.
A3 ( 29 x 42 cm) (50 of 50 left)
A2 ( 42 x 59 cm) (10 of 10 left)
J.Evans Dairy Farmer, Fitzrovia
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