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Ace Cafe London celebrates its 70th anniversary
this year. The famous cafe that opened in 1938 and
the ethos that grew around it are priceless pieces of
our cultural heritage that must be preserved.
During our anniversary year we are setting out to create
an Ace archive, preserving pictorial, written and oral
history of the cafe, to make sure that it is not lost.
We plan to use the material for a forthcoming TV
documentary and the substantial Ace Cafe history
hardback book we are currently working on with author
Mick Duckworth and publisher Redline Books. The aim
is also to create a permanent showcase and ensure that
we have a historical resource for the present and
future generations to see.
We'd like to hear from anyone with stories to tell about
the people, the bikes, the cars, the fashions and the
atmosphere of the Ace's heyday in the Fifties & Sixties.
We also want to hear from people who hung out at other
cafes and clubs or went on seaside runs. Let us put
your most vivid memories on record, whether happy or sad.
You don't have to write it all down, as we are happy to
conduct oral interviews.
Do you have any memorabilia, like photos, press cuttings
or magazines that we can make copies of, or even items
of clothing from the old days that we could photograph?
Simply write, email or call in at the cafe and ask for