Ton Up boy with his bike outside the Ace Cafe; 1963

Henry Grant

 
Ton Up boy with his bike outside the Ace Cafe; 1963
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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Ton UP Boys were young bikers, wearing decorated leather jackets who came to the Ace Cafe in Stonebridge to listen to music on the juke box as well as to race their bikes. They represented the quintessential youth rebel culture. Races were held to see which bikers could reach the 100 miles per hour or 'the magic ton'. They readily adopted the Ace Cafe's motto 'Bikes 'N' Leather, Rock 'N' Roll Forever'.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1963 AD - 1963 AD
Image Number
 
011499

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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