DARK SIDE OF EAST LONDON


DARK SIDE OF EAST LONDON

DAVID CHARNICK    Book Number: 86697    Product format: Hardback

Here are vivid reconstructions of little-known crimes and misdeeds showing the richness of local history beyond the stereotypes of East London. The thematic arrangement of the chapters highlights darker aspects of the development of the area reconstructing their socio-historic and legal contexts. Specially commissioned photographs of present day locations and surviving buildings link the past to the present and the focus on location allows the reader to appreciate the heritage of specific areas as the settlements of Tower Hamlets became absorbed by the new metropolis of London. Chapters include The Cutters' Riots regarding weaving particularly around Bethnal Green, the Gordon Riots, Highway Robbery, Bethnal House built in the 1570s for a London Merchant which became a private 'mad house' and desperately sad stories of poverty and mercy. "Parr pulls out his revolver and, as he follows the two women up the steps, he fires at Sarah. Emily sees the flash of the shot and hears Sarah scream and fall." Harrowing and fascinating local history. 188pp.
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ISBN 9781473856448
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