London's Docklands Through Time

London's Docklands Through Time

Martello Towers

Martello Towers

London's East End Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th October 2011

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations185

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which London's East End has changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445605135

The East End of London has always been looked down on by those who live in the rest of the capital. Jack London's People Of the Abyss is just one of the many books written about the poverty, crime and suffering that has blighted the East End throughout the past. As what is now the East End spread out towards Essex, however, the picture has become very different. Many areas such as Bethnal Green, West Ham and Forest Gate were once small rural villages.Not only has the East End been a centre of poverty but it has also been where many of the worst disasters to occur in London have happened. Among the streets of small terraced houses, however, there are often areas of surprising beauty with parks that have survived from the middle ages and houses that were once lived in by a more affluent population. The East End has always been a contrast of rich and poor, mansion and slum, throughout history.

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