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C & K Grocers, Spitalfields, East End of London. “From the floor to the roof, the shop was stocked full of everything you could imagine.” (1982)


A Nation Of Shopkeepers by John Claridge | Spitalfields Life

Corner of Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Rd, 1971


Alex Pink’s Spitalfields, Then & Now | Spitalfields Life

Mr Gorton's chemist, 146 Whitechapel Rd, London, 1900

146 Whitechapel Rd, London « The Workhome Project

J. Sainsbury pre-1900

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Vintage photo victorian London street children

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London docks. 1895.

Writers in London in the 1890s: Images of London in 1895

Sad story-Wellclose Square Stepney - When Geoffrey Fletcher turned into Wellclose Sq in the spring of 1968, he stumbled upon an eerie scene. Earmarked for redevelopment, the entire square – the oldest and most historically important in East London – was about to disappear. Its destruction, together with Swedenborg (originally Princes) Sq, a smaller neighbour to the east, erased two and a half centuries of history and ripped the heart out of this remarkable enclave of forgotten London.


Odds: A brilliant daily blog about life in the past in the East End of London. Fabulous photos and vignettes.

Tony Hall, Photographer | Spitalfields Life

Clare Market c.1900

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