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Whitechapel History Fest - photographs by Dan Cruickshank

Posted by Survey of London on Nov. 5, 2018

Date and Time: Thursday 25th October, 2018 - Saturday 27th October, 2018

This is the second post of photographs arising from the Survey of London's Whitechapel History Fest, held at the Idea Store Whitechapel in late October. The event drew more than 200 people to attend a range of talks and discussions, as well as poetry readings and the premiere of a film. We were delighted that Dan Cruickshank came to present the final talk of the occasion, a wide-ranging overview of Whitechapel's history from a personal point of view. He recounted his walks through the wider E1 area in the early 1970s, using his own photographs of that time as illustrations. Dan has now kindly shared these images with us, and we are posting a number of those of Whitechapel sites here. We will make use of a wider selection in the near future for a post in the Survey of London's main blog. All images are copyright Dan Cruickshank.

Greatorex Street

Dock Street

Wellclose Square

Alexandra Wing, London Hospital

Parfett Street

Alie Street and Leman Street (southeast corner)

Lambeth Street

Dock Street

Graces Alley, showing Wilton's Music Hall to the rear

Former sugar refinery converted to tea warehouse, Dock Street