Battersea, London in the 1950's. (I wasn't around in the 1950's, but I can remember walking along the wall, holding Mummy's hand on the way home from the shops)

Battersea, London in the 1950's. (I wasn't around in the 1950's, but I can remember walking along the wall, holding Mummy's hand on the way home from the shops)

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an open coal fire...the coalman, the coal bunker, the coal scuttle, soot down the chimney landing on the carpet.....coal - I can smell it now

an open coal fire...the coalman, the coal bunker, the coal scuttle, soot down the chimney landing on the carpet.....coal - I can smell it now

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Spitalfields Nippers - Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive.

Spitalfields Nippers - Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive.

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East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

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1967. How do you begin to describe the joy visiting Spitalfieldslife? A wonderful way to fall for London again. Updated daily. The Gentle Author is the first thing I read each day.

1967. How do you begin to describe the joy visiting Spitalfieldslife? A wonderful way to fall for London again. Updated daily. The Gentle Author is the first thing I read each day.

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Vintage wooden twin tub tongues used by mum with her twin tub!
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