Histories of Whitechapel
By the Survey of London, on 30 September 2016
The Survey of London has launched a participative website titled ‘Histories of Whitechapel’. Please visit at https://surveyoflondon.org.
We are inviting anyone with an interest in or experiences of Whitechapel’s rich history to contribute anything from research to memories, sketches to film clips. Visitors can explore an interactive map of the area and click on any building to discover or contribute more. The website will be active and evolving until the end of 2018 and will include the Survey’s own work in progress. It will continue in static form thereafter and the reservoir of material on Whitechapel will be edited to make volume 54 in the Survey’s main series of books.
To help to get the website off to a lively start we commissioned some illustrations of kinds not heretofore typical of the Survey of London, to evoke aspects of the character of Whitechapel. Judit Ferencz has given us some delightful illustrations based on observed outdoor life and Rehan Jamil has photographed some local domestic interiors to depict ordinary people in their homes.
We hope you enjoy their work. Please do have a look at the website. New contributions will be very welcome.