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The East End (Hardback)

Then and Now

Local History London Photographic Books The Blitz Jack the Ripper

By Winston G Ramsey
Imprint: After the Battle
Pages: 528
Illustrations: 1,800
ISBN: 9780900913990
Published: 30th August 1997

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Two years in the making, The East End Then and Now depicts the changing scene from Aldgate to Leytonstone and the River to Whipps Cross. All the major incidents are covered complete with detailed maps — the Ratcliff Highway murders; the sinking of the Princess Alice; the Albion disaster; the Sidney Street siege; the Battle of Cable Street; the Bethnal Green tube shelter disaster — and they are set amidst the wider story, all presented through fascinating ‘then and now’ comparison photographs linking past with present. These pages bring the East End’s history alive. It was here that the suffragette movement was born and where the great Victorian philanthropists first began their good works . . . and it was here that Jack the Ripper stalked his victims in the dark and foggy streets of the last century. The East End was the first area of Britain to suffer from massed bombing, heralded by the daylight raid on Black Saturday in September 1940, and the place which later saw the rise and fall of the Krays.

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