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    Dan Cruickshank’s photographs of Whitechapel and environs in the early 1970s

    By the Survey of London, on 30 November 2018

    This is a post of photographs arising from the Survey of London’s Whitechapel History Fest, held at the Idea Store Whitechapel in late October. The event drew more than 200 people to attend a range of talks and discussions, as well as poetry readings and the premiere of a film. We were delighted that Dan Cruickshank came to present the final talk of the occasion, a wide-ranging overview of Whitechapel’s history from a personal point of view. He recounted his walks through the wider E1 area in the early 1970s, using his own photographs of that time as illustrations. Dan has now kindly shared these and a number of other contemporary photographs with us. All images are the copyright of Dan Cruickshank.

    185 and 187 Whitechapel Road

    23-25 Parfett Street, Whitechapel

    Lambeth Street, Whitechapel

    Former sugar refinery, converted to tea warehouse, Dock Street, Whitechapel

    Brushfield Street, Spitalfields

    Sclater Street, Spitalfields

    Fleur-de-lis Street, Spitalfields

    St Katharine’s Dock warehouses

    London Dock and warehouses

    London Dock warehouses (Pennington Street or north side)

    America Circus