All Contributions from Shahed Saleem

Memories of Priscilla Church

Former Royal London Hospital | Shahed Saleem

Priscilla Church was a student nurse at the Royal London Hospital from 1982 to 1985, and a staff nurse until 1986. She then returned t...

New Road Synagogue

115 New Road and the former New Road Synagogue | Shahed Saleem

115 New Road is the site of the former New Road Synagogue, which closed in 1974 when it was amalgamated with the East London Central S...


Attlee House demolition

Attlee House | Shahed Saleem

The eastern part of Attlee House in the process of being demolished (03.09.16)

Attlee House demolished

Attlee House | Shahed Saleem

The cleared site where the eastern part of Attlee House once stood, revealing the northern wall of Toynbee Hall (23.09.16)

Front door of 1 Nelson Street in May 2014

8 New Road | Shahed Saleem

The entrance to No.1 Nelson Street is on the side wall of No.8 New Road, so I wonder if no one could ever find it, hence the graphics. In...

Chemist on the Vallance Rd corner in May 2014

197 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

I used to have an office for some years until 2015 on Derbyshire Street further up Vallance Road, and I used to pass this corner often. I...

Former Jagonari Women's Centre

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

The former Jagonari Women's Centre seen from Whitechapel Road, photographed in October 2017

Former Jagonari Women's Centre

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

A rear view of the former Jagonari Women's Centre, photographed in October 2017

Jagonari Centre, front elevation and rear courtyard 1989

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

Photographs of the Jagonari Centre dating from 1989, showing the building soon after its completion in 1986. (Image courtesy of Anne Thorne)

Works to shopfront

22 Osborn Street | Shahed Saleem

Work in progress has revealed old painted lettering beneath the former shop signage (photo taken on 23.09.16)

Jagonari Centre, entrance door mosaic, c.1989

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

This image of c.1989 shows the mosaic decoration designed by the artist Meena Thakor, being installed around the front entrance door of t...

Foundation School

Davenant Centre to rear of 179 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

The Foundation School building to the rear of the Davenant Centre, vacant when photographed in October 2017

Jagonari Centre

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

The rear of the Jagonari Centre from the back garden of the Davenant Centre, photographed in October 2017

Davenant Centre

Davenant Youth Centre (former Davenant School) | Shahed Saleem

The rear of the Davenant Centre photographed in October 2017, now closed, showing the rear extension to the building

Taja restaurant

Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

Tanha Quadi's photos of the Taja restaurant, a conversion of and building over the former public lavatories from the early 2000s

Taja restaurant

Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

Tanha Quadi's photos of the Taja restaurant, a conversion of and building over the former public lavatories from the early 2000s

Front elevation window screens

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

A photograph from 1987 showing the decorative and security screening on the front elevation windows of the Jagonari Centre (Image courtes...

Former Jagonari Women's Centre

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

Detail of the decorative screens over the windows on the former Jagonari Women's Centre fronting Whitechapel Road. Photographed in Octobe...

Taja restaurant

Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Road | Shahed Saleem

Tanha Quadi's photos of the Taja restaurant, a conversion of and building over the former public lavatories from the early 2000s

Rear of 2c-4a Commercial Street

2c to 4a Commercial Street | Shahed Saleem

A view of the rear of the block on the corner of Commercial Street, taken in October 2017


Joe Swinburne remembers being born here

Zara's Corner, 20 Spelman Street | Shahed Saleem

Joe Swinburne was born in 1923, and his first home was on Spelman Street before moving to Vallance Road where his block was bombed in the...


Interior of the synagogue in 2015

Former Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue | Shahed Saleem

This is a video I took in the Fieldgate Street Synagogue in Whitechapel in 2015, after it had closed and been sold, but while most of the...