Category Archives: America and the East End of London

From Bromley by Bow to Milwaukee

The lady of the house proudly showed the reporters around her ancestral pile, perfect in every 17th century detail, from the stone-lined fireplace with overmantel bearning the arms of James I, to the ornamented plaster ceiling (a marvel of intersecting … Continue reading

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Jacob Adler, from Odessa to Whitechapel to New York

He was a boxer, peddler and wedding crasher; married three times and with at least ten offspring; a failed singer from Odessa who became one of the great actors of the American stage. By the time he died in 1926 … Continue reading

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Cockneys to Canada

We read an awful lot about immigration to the East End – the history of our area is all about the multitude of cultures, races and languages that have poured in to the East End over the centuries. A recent … Continue reading

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