All Contributions from amymilnesmith

Sundays at Toynbee Hall, 1896

Toynbee Hall | amymilnesmith

A selection from: Henry Walker, East London. I : Whitechapel, Sketches of Christian work and workers. Published by the Religi...

George Yard Buildings

Sunley House | amymilnesmith

After a round of slum clearances, a model lodging house was built around 1875 in George Yard on the site of New Court and a former tim...

Whitechapel High Street in 1861

Whitechapel High Street | amymilnesmith

John Hollingshead, Ragged London in 1861, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1861. "There are many different degrees of ...

12 Dock Street, Dr. Barnardo's Shelter

10-14 Dock Street | amymilnesmith

This was the site of Dr Barnardo's Shelter for women and infants in the nineteenth century. A few Toynbee Hall residents in their inve...

Site of Goulston Street Graffiti

Arcadia Court, formerly 90 to 222 Wentworth Dwellings | amymilnesmith

During the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, one of the few pieces of evidence was discovered in the doorway of the Wentworth Dwellings...

Red Lion and Spread Eagle Pub

94 Whitechapel High Street | amymilnesmith

This pub existed from aproximately 1839 to 1921 according to the Post Office Directory, belonging to multiple owners (male and female)...

William Coates & Co, Wine Merchant

25 Whitechapel Road | amymilnesmith

This company was registered at this address in 1881 and 1891, according to census records. W. Coates & Co. was bought out by Corne...

Lodging house & the bombing of the Tower 1885

30 Prescot Street | amymilnesmith

"This is a quiet thoroughfare leading out of Leman-sreet, and the houses are chiefly tenanted by business people and lodging-house kee...

The (other) Whitechapel Murder: 16 Batty Street

Greater Whitechapel | amymilnesmith

In the 1880s Batty Street was considered part of Whitechapel in the public imagination. Perhaps no better proof of this is in the fact...