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In Spitalfields, 1842
2017-04-28 23:01
George Dodd came to Spitalfields to write this account for Charles Knight’s LONDON published in 1842. Dodds recalls the rural East End that still lingered in the collective memory and… Read More
2017-04-27 23:01
Coming across an early copy of Thomas Bewick’s ‘History of British Birds’ from 1832 in the Spitalfields Market inspired me to publish this ornithological survey with illust… Read More
2017-04-26 23:01
Charles Saumarez Smith and his wife Romilly have lived in the East End for over forty years, and are custodians of a beautiful old house in the Mile End Rd. Today I present a selection of ph… Read More
Phil Maxwell In Vallance Rd
2017-04-25 23:01
Vallance Rd, 1984 Contributing Photographer Phil Maxwell knows Vallance Rd better than most, since he lived in Pauline House at the Whitechapel end of this busy thoroughfare for thirty year… Read More
William Kent’s Arch At Bow
2017-04-24 23:01
‘a curious vestige from a catalogue of destruction’ This fine eighteenth century rusticated arch designed by the celebrated architect and designer William Kent was originally pa… Read More
At Great Eastern Buildings
2017-04-23 23:01
Steven Harris sent me this candid memoir of his childhood in Great Eastern Buildings off Brick Lane Steven Harris aged five, 1963 Great Eastern Buildings were a product of the Great Eastern… Read More
Ken Long, Greengrocer
2017-04-22 23:01
“I can’t pack it in because of all the people who came before me” Photographer Andrew Baker introduced me to his pal Kenny Long at Chrisp St Market in Poplar. Ken is an he… Read More
2017-04-21 23:01
Today, I present this short extract from A.S. Jasper’s The Years After, about his experiences in the Auxiliary Fire Service in London during the Second World War, revealing the author… Read More
Phil Cunningham’s East End Streets
2017-04-20 23:01
Shall we join Photographer Philip Cunningham for a stroll around the East End streets in 1985? Henry Moore’s ‘Draped Seated Woman’ on the Stifford Estate “I began ph… Read More
Delivering The Bell Foundry Petition
2017-04-19 23:01
Yesterday, Dan Cruickshank and representatives of leading heritage groups delivered a petition of more than ten thousand signatures to Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Culture and Spor… Read More

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