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Keens Cycle Manufactory OFH01_01_02_051
Keen's Cycle Manufactory, Angel Road, Giggshill Green, Thames Ditton, Elmbridge, Surrey. A group portrait taken outside the bicycle workshop and repair shop of John Keen, Champion Cyclist at Giggshill Green, Thames Ditton.
John Keen (1849-1905) was a professional cyclist and manufacturer of bicycles. By 1878 Keen, also known Happy Jack, was reputed to be the fastest rider in the world. In the 1870s he set up a business manufacturing bicycles. This photograph was taken outside his workshops adjacent to The Angel public house on Angel Road, Giggshill Green, Thames Ditton. The man standing second from the right appears to be John Keen
Media ID 28682017
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