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Crispin Street, looking towards Spitalfields Market

In pictures: London East End 1912

Exhibition of photographs lost for 60 years reveals a bygone London: Mystery shrouds life of photographer CA Mathews, whose images of the East End of London are going on show from - at eleven spitalfields gallery

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recre

Rows of WWII era pre-fabs at Stoneyard Lane, Poplar, East London.

Rows of WWII era pre-fabs at Stoneyard Lane, Poplar, East London. Some are now listed structures

Fournier Street, Spitalfields, 1956, J M Prest via English Heritage

Fournier Street, Spitalfields, Stepney, Greater London 1956 - Photographer J.

Bethnal Green. Minimal, cotton, linen, brick, plaster, wood, family, community

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Cutty Sarks last Voyage from East India dock

Last voyage of the Cutty Sark, from the East India Dock, London, to a purpose built dry dock at Greenwich

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