All Contributions from danny

Peabody estate A Block

Block A | danny

I have lived in this block since 1970. My mum and dad moved into this block when it was modernised. Before that, we lived in one of th...

My mum at Beagle House and my life in shipping

Maersk House | danny

My mum, Rose McLaughlin, and originally from Donegal in the Irish Republic worked in Beagle House as a tea lady. <img alt="" s...


View of Cable Street, Royal Mint Street and Leman Street 1977

Unit 73a, 25 Cable Street | danny

An image taken from one of the penthouse flats at the top of Shearsmith House on the St George's Estate, Cable Street in 1977. The flat w...

Looking north on John Fisher Street 1975

46-54 John Fisher Street on the Royal Mint Estate | danny

This is a picture taken in 1975 looking north along John Fisher Street just south of its junction with the former New Martan Street. This...

Harts and the Model Inn, 1978

57-60 Royal Mint Street | danny

This is a photograph taken in Royal Mint Street looking south-east towards the junction with John Fisher Street. On the left can be seen ...

Royal Mint Street 1984/5

Tower Mint Apartments | danny

A picture taken around 1984/5 showing the view eastbound along Royal Mint Street towards the junction with Cable Street. Buildings and th...

Leman Street looking south, 1980

Aldgate Tower | danny

This is a view looking south from just north of the recently demolished (2018) Beagle House, whose steps can be seen on the right of the ...

The man who held out!

Premier Inn, 66 Alie Street | danny

Here is a composite image showing the SE junction of Alie Street and Leman Street before the current new Goodman's Field development and ...

Cardinal Heenan in procession to open the new school in St Mark Street

English Martyrs RC Primary School, St Mark Street | danny

Here we see Cardinal Heenan, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, in procession to the opening ceremony the new English Mart...

Whitechapel High Street near Blooms 1977

90 Whitechapel High Street | danny

Photo taken looking East towards Whitechapel Road in 1977. Bloom's sign can be seen along with shops Gelkoff's (confectioners) at No. 92 ...

The Lodge, Royal Mint Square, 1975

39-41 Royal Mint Street | danny

Polaroid picture taken by me of the soon-to-be demolished lodge building which served as the offices for the Royal Mint Square Estate tha...

Building the Docklands Light Railway, c. 1985

Pier in middle of Leman Street | danny

An image looking north from the junction of Leman Street with Cable Street, Dock Street and Royal Mint Street. The new girders supporting...

Catholic Procession Altar, 1960s

23 Prescot Street | danny

An image looking east along Prescot Street with an altar set up for the annual procession through the streets of the parish of English Ma...

The speech by Danny McLaughlin, a pupil, to the Cardinal

English Martyrs RC Primary School, St Mark Street | danny

This is the wording of the speech I had to read out to the Cardinal at the opening of the new buildings of English Martyrs School in St M...

Royal Mint Street, 1980s

66 Royal Mint Street | danny

The north-west junction of Royal Mint Street and Leman Street prior to the demolition of these buildings to accommodate the construction ...

The Model Inn and Hart's Grocers, Royal Mint Street

Tower Mint Apartments | danny

An image looking south west from Royal Mint Street towards the junction with John Fisher Street. On the right is a café that was known as...

Peabody ironwork

Block A | danny

Typical Peabody ironwork on window sills on the Whitechapel Estate in John Fisher Street.

Peabody Ironwork

Block A | danny

Typical Peabody ironwork on window sills on the Whitechapel Estate in John Fisher Street.

Catholic Procession - Yeoman's Yard off Chamber Street

67 Chamber Street | danny

An image taken in Chamber Street in the mid 1960s as children from Tower Hill School form up for the annual parish procession from Englis...

Catholic Procession - Yeoman's Yard and Chamber Street

67 Chamber Street | danny

A shot of the Catholic procession forming up in Chamber Street outside Tower Hill Catholic School in the mid 1960s. In the background, on...

Cable St junction Dock Street 1980

1 Dock Street | danny

Cable Street at its junction with Leman Street and Dock Street circa 1980 - note Ford Corsair in foreground and Koiki's shop by then the ...

Leman Street station buildings 1978

Pier in middle of Leman Street | danny

Remains of Leman Street Station on the London Tilbury &amp; Southend Railway in 1978. These are at the junction of Leman Street and Cable...

Royal Mint Street looking west 1980

Tower Mint Apartments | danny

A view looking west along Royal Mint Street near to its junction with John Fisher Street. The former school buildings of St Mark School a...

Docklands Action Centre 1980

2 Cable Street | danny

An image of the Docklands Action Centre at 2 Cable Street in 1980. A centre for activism in the area to try and ensure a better deal for ...

Peabody Whitechapel Estate from East Smithfield 1977

52 East Smithfield, Royal Mint Estate | danny

A view from East Smithfield north towards the Peabody Whitechapel Estate in John Fisher Street. This is before the construction of the ne...

Tower Hill School - Chamber Street

Demazenod House | danny

A mosaic of images showing the old Tower Hill school which later became the English Martyrs Community Centre until its demolition and rep...

Peggy O'Brien from Co Clare Ireland, at Alie Street. Photo from the O'Brien Collection.

Premier Inn, 66 Alie Street | danny

My mum's best friend Peggy O'Brien, a native of County Clare in Ireland, on the roof of the dwellings she lived in at Goodman's Fields ne...

Demolition for DLR in Royal Mint Street, mid 1980s

66 Royal Mint Street | danny

This photo shows the demolition of former shops and houses along the northern edge of Royal Mint Street towards that street's junction w...

Invitation to the opening of English Martyrs' School, 1970

English Martyrs RC Primary School, St Mark Street | danny

This was the invitation sent out by the Governors and Headmistress (Sr Marie Therese) welcoming people to the opening of the new school b...

Newsagent and Confectionary Shop, Alie St and Leman Street

Premier Inn, 66 Alie Street | danny

This picture dates from 1977. The shop remained on this site for a number of years after the adjoining buildings on Leman Street and Alie...