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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
London Street Signs
2020-09-13 23:01
Alistair Hall, author of LONDON STREET SIGNS published by Batsford, introduces a few local signs and reveals some of the background to these often overlooked and unappreciated pieces of typo… Read More
Outtakes Of A Press Photographer
2020-09-12 23:01
When Libby Hall was a press photographer in the sixties, based in Clerkenwell and travelling back and forth from her home in Clapton, she occasionally photographed her immediate surroundings… Read More
The Departure Of Andy Willoughby
2020-09-11 23:01
Andy Willoughby is stepping down as head gardener after more than fifteen years creating the spectacular gardens at Arnold Circus on the Boundary Estate. The Friends of Arnold Circus are see… Read More
Dusty Corners In The City Of London
2020-09-10 23:01
St Andrew by the Wardrobe The dust is gathering in the City of London. I used to visit at weekends to walk the empty streets but now the streets are always empty. In a misplaced gesture, pa… Read More
More Hounds Of Hackney Downs
2020-09-09 23:01
Yesterday, the second instalment of Hackney Mosaic Project’s splendid series of portraits of the dogs of Hackney Downs was installed under the presiding genius of Tessa Hunkin. Immedi… Read More
Stepney Old People’s Welfare Association
2020-09-08 23:01
Roger Preece, Master of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine invited me to Limehouse recently to explore the archives, where I found this wonderful album of photographs documenting the acti… Read More
Adam Dant’s Map Of Iconoclastic London
2020-09-07 23:01
In these strange days, Contributing Cartographer Adam Dant has drawn a map of iconoclastic London to remind us all that this is a city which has always been in a state of flux Click map to… Read More

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