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East London History. East End Facts
East London History. East End Facts


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Saving the Iconic Gasometer - Bethnal Green Gas Holders.
Millions of us have grown up watching the rise and fall of the silent metal cylinders, is it time to say goodbye once and for all to the gasometer?
#london #history #eastlondon

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What This Man Found On 31 Rolls Of Undeveloped Film From WWII Is amazing.
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#OnThisDay 111 years ago: Wright Brothers make their first flight in a self-propelled heavier-than-air aircraft in North Carolina USA.

Thanks to +Imperial War Museums for reminding me. I was lucky to have worked in commercial aviation for 21 years, thanks to those brave pioneers.
#aviation   #wrightbrothers  
#OnThisDay 111 years ago: Wright Brothers make their first flight in a self-propelled heavier-than-air aircraft in North Carolina USA.

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The Museum of London exhibitions and collections.
The museum’s main galleries and exhibitions track the history of London from its early days to today. Starting with ‘London Before London’, these cover key areas of the city’s past. These are organised into sections such as the Romans and the medieval period before looking at key centuries and times until you get to the present day. The way the museum is organised means that you can follow London’s timeline from start to finish if you wish or simply dip in and out of those periods that interest you.

The museum also runs a series of temporary exhibitions at any given time. Some of these are free – recent examples include an exhibit covering the 2012 London Olympics and an exhibition/workspace on the capital’s jewellery designers. Some temporary exhibits charge an entrance fee.

These usually last for a few months and you’d be advised to book events ahead of time, as they can be quite popular. Examples of recent/upcoming paid exhibitions include one on the Cheapside Hoard and one on Sherlock Holmes.
#museumoflondon   #londonhistory  

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London’s East End is one of the city’s richest areas for markets.
You can visit anything from traditional street markets selling fruit and veg and bargain basement products through to eclectic alternative markets that sell something different every week.

Let’s look at some markets you really should be visiting if you make a trip to the East End.
#londonmarket   #eastlondon   #londonhistory  

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Fun Facts about East London Tube Lines and Stations.
Let’s look at some curious facts about the stations and lines you might be using if you use the tube in the East End. Or, to stick with Cockney rhyming slang, if you use the Oxo cube…..

#london   #eastlondon   #londonunderground  

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Saddler’s Hall – 40 Gutter Lane London | WW2 Photos.
The following account was written just after the War ended. Between Foster Lane and Gutter Lane, and behind Cheapside’s north facade, lay handsome Saddler’s Hall. Hitler’s fire-bombs fell on surrounding buildings on the night of December 29th, 1940, the night the water supply failed in the City, and the fires spread.

There was nothing left on the extensive site but the broken marble pillars of the Saddler’s entrance, 141 Cheapside. Not only did the Worshipful Company’s hall go up in flames, but all the Cheapside shops were lost.

Saddler’s Hall, the third on the site, was built in 1822, the buildings along the Cheapside pavement in 1863-4. The Company’s first hall, built in 1396, went in the fire of 1666.
#ww2history   #londonphotography   #eastlondon  

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Fore Street Textile Warehouse | WW2 Photos.
In Fore Street one of the largest wholesale textile warehouses in the City went up in flames between December 29th / 30th, 1940. Fire-watchers on duty were powerless against Hitler’s rain of fire-bombs, for that grim night the water supply ran out.

Founded in 1799, Fore Street warehouse had grown till it extended east to Elephant Yard, west of Milton Street and in-depth to City Greenyard. It covered nearly an acre of ground. Only cellar walls and parts of four pillars along the Fore Street front remained. The Company sought temporary premises in new Bond Street.

Of City Greenyard, where, until WW2 began, the Lord Mayor’s coach and the horses of the City of London Police were stabled, nothing is left except the house in which Mr. George Grainger, the Lord Mayor’s famous coachman, used to live.
#londonphotography   #eastlondon   #ww2history  

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Cannon Street and The Blitz | WW2 Photos.
One result of Germany’s fire blitz on the night of December 29th, 1940, when St. Paul’s Cathedral was ringed by fire, and of bomb explosions four months later, was this clearance on both sides of Cannon Street.
#eastlondon   #ww2history   #ww2photos   #london  

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