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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.
Harry Levenson, Bookmaker
2018-07-19 23:02
These are just some of the bouncing cheques presented by inveterate gambler Sidney Breton to Spitalfields’ first Bookmaker Harry Levenson and preserved today by his son David Levenson… Read More
Swan Upping On The Thames
2018-07-18 23:01
Since before records began, Swan Upping has taken place on the River Thames in the third week of July – chosen as the ideal moment to make a census of the swans, while the cob (as the… Read More
Tower Repairs At Bow Church
2018-07-17 23:01
Over recent months, I have been up and down the tower of Bow Church many times to observe the progress of repairs but perhaps the most memorable moment was when gilder Richard Harris appl… Read More
So Long, The Duke Of Wellington
2018-07-16 23:01
The Duke of Wellington, 1939 – courtesy of The National Brewery Centre, Burton on Trent I have long admired The Duke of Wellington swaggering on the corner of Brune and Toynbee St, fl… Read More
Drag Artists Against Trump
2018-07-14 23:01
Contributing Photographer Sarah Ainslie & I were thrilled to go down to Soho on Friday to rendezvous in Great Windmill St with the celebrated Cheddar Gorgeous, who had just arrived… Read More
Mr Pussy In The Dog Days
2018-07-13 23:01
With your help, I am producing a handsome collection of stories of my old cat, THE LIFE & TIMES OF MR PUSSY, A Memoir Of A Favourite Cat to be published by Spitalfields Life Bo… Read More
SPAB At Eastbury Manor
2018-07-12 23:01
Kate Griffin author of the celebrated  Kitty Peck novels, who works at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, introduces this year’s annual working party held at Eas… Read More
At The Old Schoolhouse
2018-07-11 23:01
Nestled beside the Lea Bridge in Clapton is this attractive old schoolhouse built of Kentish ragstone in the eighteen-forties by Arthur Ashpitel and gifted in perpetuity by his family for t… Read More
David Prescott Of Commercial St
2018-07-10 23:01
David standing outside 103 Commercial St in the mid-sixties Growing up in the large flat above the Spitalfields Market at 103 Commercial St, with school and the family business nearby, Dav… Read More
East End Beanos
2018-07-09 23:01
A beano from Stepney in the twenties (courtesy Irene Sheath) We have reached that time of year when clamminess prevails in the city and East Enders turn restless, yearning for a trip to the… Read More

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