1950s: Before Paternoster Row became a cultural hub

Kennings Building from Sheaf Square-circa 1950'from Workstation 20th Anniversary Exhibition, The Workstation, July 26 to September 2013
Kennings Building from Sheaf Square-circa 1950'from Workstation 20th Anniversary Exhibition, The Workstation, July 26 to September 2013
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This weekend The Workstation on Paternoster Row is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a creative business centre.

The first of its kind in the city when it opened in 1993 in a 1936 art deco building which had previously been a car showroom, the Workstation was to become one of the earliest components of the Cultural Industries Quarter.

When this photo was taken from Sheaf Square back in the Fifties the Kennings car dealership was still very much in operation.

It was the days of Belisha beacons, billboards advertising fags and ale and milk, and Howard Street was a narrow lane leading down from the centre city before Arundel Gate was built.

Other evocative pictures are on show in the We Are 20 exhibition opening at The Workstation on Friday.