Category Archives: East End philanthropy

Matthew Arnold in London’s East End

Matthew Arnold in London’s East End The Victorians loved their poetry, the longer, the more epic, the better. Tennyson and Browning fulfiled the need for lengthy verses – which father could recite to his attentive family on drawing room evenings … Continue reading

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Arnold Circus or the return of the Jago

The story of how a once fertile stretch of Middlesex market garden descended into a slum is one familiar across the East End. In 1680, John Nichol of Gray’s Inn, who owned a large spread of land east of the … Continue reading

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