East End Chronicles, Paperback
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This book talks about Roman burial ground, medieval rubbish tip, Victorian hell hole, WW2 bombing target, 21st century gentrification template.

Always a rum place, the industrial revolution replaced rose bushes and hedgerows with metallic roads and iron railways, mud banks gave way to deep-water docks and sweatshops. "East End Chronicles" tells the story of this part of London that has always enthralled writers and readers through the bizarre, the unusual, the arcane and the mysterious.

Chapters on the Silk Weavers of Spitalfields; Docks, Dockers and River Pirates; Murder and Mayhem on the Radcliffe Highway; Myths and MytHmakers; The Blitz and Bombs; The Jewish Ghetto and more reveal the real underbelly of the history of the East End.




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Good, passionate overview of the East End, with some righteous anger about redevelopment thrown in....

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