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East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recre

St Alphege, Greenwich, Kent....now known as St Alfege.

now known as St Alfege. My Ancestors have links with this Church.

Old Cairo (Egypt)_1880

Old buildings in the Touloun quarter of Cairo. Examples of highly decorated “mashrubiyeh” windows. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images).

Le Cours Devilliers devenu aujourd'hui le cours Franklin Roosevelt.

Le Cours Devilliers devenu aujourd'hui le cours Franklin Roosevelt.

Lambeth High Street 1847.

1847 Lambeth High Street Showing the Windmill Pub, a pub called the Windmill still stands on the same site.

Newspaper report on the Whitechapel murderer aka Jack the Ripper, 1888....these are plastered on the walls of The Ten Bells Pub...

1888 Newspaper report on the ‘Whitechapel murderer’ aka Jack the Ripper. The Illustrated Police News, 1888

London Bridge 1890

London Bridge circa Traffic on London Bridge. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images).

The Carpenters arms - When this photo was taken, The Carpenters’ Arms in Cheshire St was the most notorious pub in London – owned by the gangster twins, Reggie and Ronnie Kray who bought it in 1967 for their mother Violet. They grew up in house just a hundred yard away at 178 Vallance Road, went to Wood Close School in Brick Lane and as youngsters frequented the Repton Boys’ Boxing Club (London’s oldest  boxing gym, established in 1884 and still in existence) midway between the pub and their…

When this photo was taken, The Carpenters’ Arms in Cheshire St was the most notorious pub in London – owned by the gangster twins, Reggie and Ronnie Kray who bought it in 1967 for their mother Violet.

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