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East Enders' Postcards (Archive Photographs: Images of London) [Paperback]

Brian Girling
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1 Aug 2002 Archive Photographs: Images of London
This fascinating collection of over 200 archive postcards explores the communities of Stepney, Poplar and Bethnal Green in the East End of London, before they were amalgamated in 1965 to form the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Introduced in the last decade of the nineteenth century, the new medium of the picture postcard postcard soared in popularity as a previously image-starved Britain began to be pictured as never before, while postcards of local and national events were often on sale within hours. Their appeal was enhanced by the fact that they could be posted to anywhere in the country for only one halfpenny.
 
This striking selection of old views from the capital city's East End combines popular sights with everyday scenes; from aerial views to Tower Bridge, the River Thames and London Docks to vistas of terraced houses, shops and businesses, as well as trams, streets and buildings which have long since disappeared. Images of King George V's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1935, along with markets at Brick Lane and Sclater Street, reflect the traditional community spirit for which this area of London is renowned.
 
East Ender's Postcards is a valuble pictorial history which will reawaken nostalgic memories for some, while offering a unique glimpse into the past for others.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Aug 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752424947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752424941
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

London born Brian Girling's thirty years as a postcard dealer has meant that he has access to an extensive private archive of historic London images. Brian is the author of several previous London titles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It Does What It Says On The Tin (Book Cover) 18 Mar 2011
Superb book, fine collection of early post card pictures combined with informative text. I am researching my family history; I bought this book to help me get an insight into the world and lifestyle of previous generations. Invaluable. Highly Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars East Ender's Postcards 1 Sep 2011
By TinaT
Lovely clear black and white postcard photos of many areas of London, with good pieces of information attached to each one. A real insite into the streets and buildings of old , pre war, and therefore , pre bombed london. Sadly, the images I was hoping for weren't there, but the book is facinating never the less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 13 Mar 2014
I purchased this for Mum, who comes from Stepney. She said it was good to see different old photo's of the East End.
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