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Whitechapel High Street Then And Now

Whitechapel High Street Then And Now

I don't know about you but I adore then and now photographic comparisons. There is a genuine thrill about seeing a location as it is today, and, at the same time, seeing a photograph taken from the same spot and showing that location as it was at a certain point in history. It is, quite literally, like having your vey own time machine and being able to go back to a moment in the past when a photographer set up his camera and caught a frozen moment, in which the men, women and children who just happened to be in...

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The famous Ten Bells in Spitalfields

The famous Ten Bells in Spitalfields

If there is one pub that, more than any other, is synonymous with the Jack the Ripper case, this pub is it! Dating from the mid-18th century, the pub’s landlord in 1888 was John Waldron, and several victims of Jack the Ripper were reputedly amongst his regular clientele. Tradition holds that it was Mary Kelly’s local, and there are unsubstantiated claims that patrons of the pub sent flowers for her funeral.

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A surprise on the banks of the Thames

A surprise on the banks of the Thames

It's amazing the surprises a chap can encounter whilst wandering around London. This old Thames sailing barge lies abandoned and rotting on the banks of the Thames at North Woolwich. I bet it could tell a tale or two!

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