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


Talking to Sarah Milne about the baths

The Wash Houses, London Metropolitan University, former Whitechapel Baths | Shahed Saleem

Survey of London historian Sarah Milne tells us a little bit about the history of the Whitechapel Baths


Juber Hussain discusses attending Brick Lane and East London mosques in the 1990s

East London Mosque | Shahed Saleem

Juber Hussain discusses moving to Old Montague Street in the 1990s, Swanlea Secondary School and attending the Brick Lane and East London...


Juber Hussain discusses memories of Whitechapel including his time at Swanlea

Swanlea Secondary School | Shahed Saleem

Juber Hussain recalls moving to Spring Walk, Old Montague Street, his schooldays at Swanlea secondary school in the 1990s, and attending ...


Recalling the animal testing laboratory in the Alexandra Wing of the London Hospital

The Royal London Dental Hospital | Shahed Saleem

Gemma O'Connor, who worked in the department of oral microbiology associated with the London Hospital dental school, recalls that there u...


The old swimming pool at the London Hospital recalled

The Royal London Hospital | Shahed Saleem

Gemma O'Connor, who worked in the oral microbiology department at the London Hospital in the 1970s, describes using the old swimming pool...


Rehan Jamil discusses the Pakistani and Sikh community when he lived in Wentworth Street in the 1970s

Arcadia Court, formerly 90 to 222 Wentworth Dwellings | Shahed Saleem

Rehan Jamil who grew up in Spitalfields and Whitechapel interviewed about his memories of Arcadia Court, when it was still called Wentwor...


Our neighbours at Ansell House

Ansell House | Shahed Saleem

Abdur Rehman Malik and Fareena Alam talk about their neighbours at Ansell House, a post-war housing block in Whitechapel


Juber Hussain recalls the "black" market on the site to the south of Vallance Gardens

Vallance Gardens, Vallance Road | Shahed Saleem

Juber Hussain discusses the "kālō" (black) market that used to take place on the site between Wodeham Gardens and Durward Street, develop...


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...