All Contributions from Maureen

My grandparents' stall

Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Road | Maureen

  My grandparents used to be stallholders at Whitechapel Market in the 1920s. They made and sold children's clothes. They had ...

The East London Friendly Loan Society

46 Commercial Road | Maureen

The East London Friendly Loan Society in Commercial Road, corner of Alie Street. People used to save their money there and when they n...

Memories of Basil Henriques and the Bernhard Baron settlement

Greater Whitechapel: Bernhard Baron House | Maureen

Basil Henriques was the first Briton to driver a tank in the First World War. He was an Oxford graduate and a Justice of the Peace. He...

Daniel Mendoza, boxer

Petticoat Lane Market | Maureen

Daniel Mendoza the boxer came from Petticoat Lane and later lived in a house in Paradise Row, Bethnal Green. He was the great great gr...

Going to the Union

Islamic Bank of Britain, 97-99 Whitechapel Road | Maureen

Bosses from the Jewish Tailors' Union used to meet prospective workers for hire outside the gas company on the corner of Greatorex Str...

Boris Bennett, photographer, and the later history of the building

Haji Nanna Biryani, 14 Whitechapel Road | Maureen

Boris Bennett had a photographic studio at 14 Whitechapel Road. He was a Polish Jewish refugee. Couples queued on the staircase and th...