Tag Archives: Bethnal Green

Happy Birthday Council Housing

116 years ago today, the Prince of Wales stood near the bandstand at Arnold Circus and officially opened the new Boundary Estate in Bethnal Green. There had been isolated examples of municipal house building before, but this was the first … Continue reading

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My East End?: Living with ‘Gentrification’

A bit of recent genealogical research has revealed that members of my family have been getting born (and dying) in the East End for a couple of hundred years.  For the last 50 I’ve had to cope with the shame … Continue reading

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