All Contributions from Sarah Milne, Survey of London

The Reminiscences of Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (1824-1920)

The White Swan | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Of German ancestry, John Helmcken's father and mother ran the White Swan Pub on Alie Street in the early-mid nineteenth century. Helmc...

The Reminiscences of Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (1824-1920)

St George's German and English School | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Of German ancestry, John Helmcken's father and mother ran the White Swan Pub on Alie Street in the early-mid nineteenth century. Helmc...

19th and 20th c. notes on 137 Leman Street

137 Leman Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this site was implicated with the LT&S Railway goods depot which ran behind i...

Colour image of 137 Leman Street from 1964

137 Leman Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Digitalised slide located in THLHLA: https://twitter.com/LBTHArch...

Black Lion Yard

Whitechapel Technology Centre (East London Works) | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Extract from Geoffrey Fletcher, 'Whitechapel Revisited' in the Daily Telegraph, 21 October 1970: <img alt="" src="/me...

Being toilet paper monitor at Robert Montefiore School

Greater Whitechapel: former Deal Street School | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Rosemarie's memories of going to school at Robert Montefiore in 1960s: I was toilet paper monitor when I reached the upper age...

Jewellers in Black Lion Yard

Whitechapel Technology Centre (East London Works) | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Eleanor remembers walking through Black Lion Yard as a child: My mother emigrated to the East End from Ireland in 1950. I was ...

Florian Beigel, Philip Christou and ARU's Conversion of Central House (2012)

Central House, London Metropolitan University | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Robert Harbison, former professor of architecture at London Metropolitan University, in conversation with Sarah Milne, Survey of Londo...

Whitechapel to Kensington Commute

Whitechapel Station | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Denis remembers his Whitechapel youth: I grew up on Anglesey Road and attended Robert Montefiore School on Vallance Road. I re...

Print of Marie Celeste Hora (c. 1900)

Former Royal London Hospital | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

A print of Marie Celeste Hora is held in the Royal London Hospital Archives:  <a href="http://h ttp://www.calmhosting01.com/Ba...

Visiting Whitechapel as a youngster

Maryam Centre, East London Mosque, Fieldgate Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Sufia remembers mid-20th century Whitechapel: Whitechapel had a sense of culture when I came to Whitechapel when I was younger...

Memories of World War II from the Family Gilford

St Boniface German Church, 47 Adler Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Tony Gilford recalls his family's connection to St Boniface focusing on what it was like during World War II: I was just 130 d...

Lanterns and Smoked Salmon at Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane Market | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Jackie remembers Petticoat Lane in the 1960s: I was born in the Marie Celeste Ward at the Royal London. I went to Harry Goslin...


Jack Cohen, founder of Tesco

Greater Whitechapel | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Blue Plaque commemorating Jack Cohen (1898-1979), entrepreneur and founder of Tesco Stores. Cohen lived in 91 Ashfield Street as a child....

Auntie Rosie & Uncle Harry's wedding thank you card, 1957. Submitted by Cat.

English Martyrs RC Primary School, St Mark Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Sent out during Yom Kippur, hence wishes 'over the Fast'. Their address was the now demolished terraced house, 17 North Tenter Street.

Report of opening of New Road Synagogue, 26 May 1892 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

115 New Road and the former New Road Synagogue | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Cutting from The Daily Graphic, with an article titled 'The East-End Jews' and accompanying illustration of the Torah scrolls being depos...

Marriage of Denis and Carmel Kelland in St Boniface, 16 July 1961

St Boniface German Church, 47 Adler Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Denis, of German descent, married Carmel, of Irish descent, in one of the first weddings to take place in the newly rebuilt church. Denis...


Abdul Shukar Khalisdar remembers how his business developed into 'The Greatorex Business Centre' in 2012

Greatorex Business Centre, 8-10 Greatorex Street | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Former resident and local business owner Abdul Shukah Khalisdar speaks about developing his security and serviced office business in Whit...


Abdul Shukah Khalisdar remembers his father's involvement in the manufacturing trade in the 1980s

101 Greenfield Road | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Former resident and local business owner Abdul Shukah Khalisdar speaks about his father's work in the textile industry after he had settl...


Abdul Shukah Khalisdar's memories of his office on 124 Whitechapel Road

124 Whitechapel Road | Sarah Milne, Survey of London

Former resident and local business owner Abdul Shukah Khalisdar speaks about starting his security business in Whitechapel in the mid-200...