Tag: history

They came to No.3: Beau Brummell

A leading figure in Regency England, the trend-setting dandy Beau Brummell visited No.3 several times during his life. Via our ledgers, we trace his rise to the top of the social ladder and subsequent fall from grace George Bryan “Beau” Brummell was an iconic figure in Regency England whose effortless style set the benchmark for […]

They came to No.3: Jack “Legs” Diamond

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. One such figure is the American gangster, Legs Diamond Also known as Gentleman Jack, Jack “Legs” Diamond was an Irish American gangster and bootlegger who became an international celebrity during Prohibition. In 1931 alone, he appeared […]

They came to No.3: Takanofuji

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. In 1991, one larger-than-life personality stepped on the scales: a sumo wrestler called Takanofuji Takanofuji was the shikona or ring name of Tadao Yasuda, a Japanese sumo wrestler, who is the heaviest person to ever be […]

From the archives: the “Ansafone”

We aim always to keep up to date with the latest technology at Berry Bros. & Rudd. In autumn 1961, we published a note in our Number Three magazine, informing our customers of the latest gizmo to land at No.3, an “Ansafone”