All Contributions from Jil


Whitechapel Station | Jil

My first sight of Whitechapel was in 1959, when with my mother we came out of the tube station on the way to the hospital where I was to…

Circumcision cakes

Zam Zam Gift Shop (formerly the Lord Napier public house), 235 Whitechapel Road | Jil

When I was a trainee midwife at the London Hospital in the 1960s, there was a Kossoff's bakery shop on the corner of Court Street and Wh…

The Jewish community

Former Royal London Hospital | Jil

The small terraced houses behind the London Hospital were occupied by local residents for much of the time I worked there in the 1960s. …