In ‘Fallen Women,’ an exhibition held at the Foundling Museum, curators attempted, rather ambitiously, to explore this depiction of fallen women in period art.
John Rennie writes about the East London History website, whose brief is to cover the history of the East End of London, from when the Romans arrived to the present day
London’s street markets have always ebbed and flowed, but a recent oral history-based film project has shown that challenges still continue
A short review of the life of A.M. Fernando, the first an Aboriginal Australian activist to present the Aboriginal cause directly to the European public in the 1920’s
Olympic legacies, the question of heritage and the Winning Words project at the Olympic Park in London’s East End
The 1911 Sidney Street siege in London marked a particular juncture in the history of British immigration, tying together Victorian concerns about the urban environment, along with modern fears surrounding immigration and the supposed impact of ‘foreign’ elements on British society
Duncan Barrett, co-author of the book, ‘The Sugar Girls’, writes about the women who worked at Tate & Lyle’s two factories in Silvertown, London, in the years following the Second World War, and methodologies in oral history
Petition to save a remnant of the former Jewish Maternity Hospital (1911-40), the Arts & Crafts building at 22 & 24 Underwood Road in Tower Hamlets, as the last example of its kind in the country and a memorial to the pioneering achievements of Alice Model, MBE.
The article gives a brief history of Kennington Common, South London, and its enclosure, before tracing some parallels between reasons for its enclosure and anti-Occupy rhetoric.
From time to time, every generation or so, rioting in London has challenged the forces of order and stretched them past breaking point. At times, too, London has seemed on the brink of civil war. This article discusses London’s long history of riot and public disorder from 1780 to the present day.