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in the midst of life i woke and found myself living in an old house beside brick lane in the east end of london.
John Bringhurst, Seditious Printer
2020-08-12 23:01
Sally Jeffery, author of DISSENTING PRINTERS, the intractable men and women of a 17th century Quaker Press, introduces seditious printer John Bringhurst who was apprenticed in Holywell Lane… Read More
The Bookshops Of Old London
2020-08-11 23:01
At Marks & Co, 84 Charing Cross Rd How I wish I could go back to the bookshops of old London. When I saw these evocative photographs of London’s secondhand bookshops taken in 1971… Read More
Tom Vowden, Stained Glass Conservator
2020-08-09 23:01
One of my favourite places in the East End is Bow Church, so it was a delight to visit last week and meet Stained Glass Conservator, Tom Vowden, who is currently working on the east window… Read More
Martin White, Textile Consultant
2020-08-08 23:01
Today it is my pleasure to publish the story of Martin White, who has heroically reopened Crescent Trading, Spitalfields’ last cloth warehouse, after the death of his business partner… Read More
The Re-Opening Of Crescent Trading
2020-08-07 23:01
‘I want to sell my stock of textiles’ If you were eighty-nine years old and your business partner of thirty years died of Coronavirus, could you find the moral courage to go on?… Read More
At The Halal Restaurant
2020-08-06 23:01
The Halal Restaurant is open again and is part of the ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme Just before midday at the Halal Restaurant, the East End’s oldest Indian restaurant, Mah… Read More
The Education Of Audrey Kneller
2020-08-04 23:01
Audrey Kneller sent me this candid memoir of her years in Spitalfields which is it is my pleasure to publish for the first time. In the second of two extracts, Audrey describes her education… Read More
Audrey Kneller Of Elder St
2020-08-03 23:01
Audrey Kneller sent me this evocative memoir of her years in Spitalfields which is it is my pleasure to publish for the first time here today. In this first of two extracts, Audrey describes… Read More
2020-08-02 23:01
In this second selection of East End market photography by Dragan Novaković from the late seventies, we include rare pictures of the ancient Club Row animal and bird market which closed… Read More
Dragan Novakovic’s Brick Lane
2020-07-31 23:01
These Brick Lane photographs by Dragan Novaković are from the late seventies. Dragan came to London from Belgrade in 1968 and returned home in 1977, working for the state news… Read More

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