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    Ten year-old Shamus O'Brien, mascot of the 'Dead End Kids' - a gang of teenage boys from the East End of London, who work as unofficial fire fighters during the Blitz, April 1941. Original publication: Picture Post - 721 - Dead End Kids - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    A milkman and his cart in Bethnal Green, 1952

    East End spirit, photographs taken 30-40 years ago by David Hoffman.

    1959. Whitechapel. Photo: Roger Mayne

    East India Dock Rd, Limehouse. Israel Bidermanas - 1952 - ‘Charmes de Londres’

    East London 1955

    At The Shops With Tony Hall


    East London, c 1955

    Nigel Henderson, Photograph of four young men outside a shop in East London c. 1951 © Nigel Henderson Estate

    A newsagent on Bethnal Green Road, 1952

    Fairground on the Hackney Marshes.

    Bethnal Green Station

    Bethnal Green / Nigel Henderson (1945 - 52)

    The Widows Son pub

    Haggerston Park cafe in 1958.  Hackney City Farm has produced a great little leaflet about history of Haggerston Park.

    Long-gone East End London - Telegraph

    East London Rag Dealer

    This is the East End in the 1950's - it could even be my mum!

    1950s East End London, wedding cake

    Girls on the streets of London, late 1950s.

    1950s East End

    1950s East End London, wedding cake

    East End girls. 1950s

    A girl blowing a paper whistle in Morpeth Street, in the East End of London