All Contributions from david2

Quaker Burial Ground

Vallance Gardens, Vallance Road | david2

Vallance Gardens was actually a densely packed burial ground for the Society of Friends, in an era when Quaker burials had no monument...

Archaeological Evaluation and the Black Ditch/Common Sewer 1993

Sainsbury's, 1 Cambridge Heath Road | david2

Before Sainsbury's was developed there were two archaeological trial trenches dug on the east side of the site. A large wooden drain w...

site - or not - of the Red Lion Shakespearean Theatre

85 Stepney Way | david2

This building, formerly used as a storage facility, was identified as the site of the Red Lion Shakespearean Theatre during assessment...

Archaeological Evaluation

Swanlea Secondary School | david2

Two trenches were excavated to evaluate the site for a new building, in 2010, supervised by me.  They showed the area had been compreh...

Katy (?) of the Queen's Head

Tayyabs (former Queen's Head public house), 83 Fieldgate Street | david2

A neighbour - and former colleague - would go into the Queen's Head on Fieldgate Street. He said that the landlady claimed to be a Pol...

Alfred R. Mason, church school architect

Elan Court, 36 Newark Street | david2

During a training excavation that I supervised on Allen Gardens, Buxton Street, an NVQ Level 3 student (Josh Frost) discovered that th...

Making the Sugar House - archaeological watching brief

Sugar House, 99 Leman Street | david2

During archaeological monitoring of substantial ground reduction on this site a culvert that predated, and was cut off by, the Co-op w...

Clay pipe kiln

United Standard House | david2

During archaeological excavations of the "Boar's Head Playhouse" (an Elizabethan theatre, most of which is preserved and protected) I ...


Demolition - looking west (into the City)

United Standard House | david2

I just liked the contrasting colours and textures looking through the site of the former United Standard House, over to the City of London

Borehole, December 2012

Vallance Gardens, Vallance Road | david2

This photograph shows monitoring boreholes in Vallance Gardens, in case they disturb human remains. In the event, only a few bones that h...

Tuning the bells

Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32–34 Whitechapel Road | david2

Tools for tuning bells - the old way, a tuning fork and ears; the new way, electronics. It's the skills that are lost when industry clos...

Rear of hospital during conversion

Former Royal London Hospital | david2

This is the rear of the hospital stripped right back, to 18th-century work where possible, during its conversion to a 'Civic Centre'. Soo...

Inside - dubious quote attributed to "K. Marx" graffiti on fitting

United Standard House | david2

During a very short visit to the site - while demolition was taking place - I took this photo. It was in an area preserved longer than ot...

Weather Vane of Erasmus reading 'In Praise of Folly' while riding a horse backwards

Whitechapel Gallery, former Whitechapel Library | david2

The building had been designed to be topped with a weather vane that never appeared whilst it was a GREAT Library. When the Library was t...