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The Battle For The Bell Foundry
2020-09-27 23:01
Rup. Rupert Warren QC will be representing us The Public Inquiry into the future of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry commences next week on Tuesday 6th October at 10am. It is to be an online ev… Read More
The Stars Are Bright
2020-09-26 23:01
It is my delight to publish this dazzling gallery of images from THE STARS ARE BRIGHT, an exhibition of artists from Zimbabwe at The Theatre Courtyard Green Rooms, 36 Bateman’s Row, EC… Read More
Three Sneaky Developers
2020-09-24 23:01
Why should I be surprised by developers being sneaky? Yet three recent local examples have caused me to gasp in wonder at the staggering audacity on display. Apparently the words ‘reta… Read More
At Abbey Wood
2020-09-22 23:01
Serving Hatch Only recently did I learn that there is an abbey and a wood at Abbey Wood. Stunned by my own obtuseness, I set out to discover what I have been missing all these years. Visiti… Read More
Chris Kelly & Dan Jones In The Playground
2020-09-20 23:01
Hopscotch at Columbia School, Bethnal Green, 1997 When photographer Chris Kelly sent me these exuberant pictures taken in East End primary schools, I realised it was the ideal opportunity t… Read More
John Boulderson, A Limehouse Mariner
2020-09-19 23:01
Sally Jeffery introduces the life of mariner John Boulderson, one of those featured in her book, Mailrunning: Three Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Lives. In Limehouse John was born in Ratcliff… Read More
Just Another Day With John Claridge
2020-09-18 23:01
Cobb St, Spitalfields 1966 One morning in 1966, photographer John Claridge met these four men working in Cobb St, Spitalfields. “They were bloody silly,” recalled John fondly ha… Read More
The Curious Legacy Of Francis Wheatley
2020-09-15 23:01
Linen and cotton tea towel by Lamont Even if you do not know the name, it is likely you recognise the work of the artist Francis Wheatley. You may have seen his prints being sold off cheap… Read More
2020-09-14 23:01
By coincidence, two readers – Christine Osborne & Janice Oliver – both sent me photographs of their ancestors who produced and sold soft drinks in the East End – Brando… Read More

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