site of 71-79 Wentworth Street

Lunch at Ostwinds in the 1950s
Contributed by paul2 on March 1, 2018

At lunchtimes my father and I would leave his shop at 28 White Church Lane, cross Whitechapel Road and walk through Wentworth Street market and go to Ostwinds, the kosher bakery and restaurant on Wentworth Street. The restaurant was on the first floor above the bakery. I always remember that whenever we entered my father would greet, and be greeted by, loads of men in the room (I think it was always mainly men in the room... probably all local businessmen, shopkeepers, etc.