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Horatio Bottomley of Bethnal Green

Horatio Bottomley was one of those larger than life characters who seemed to populate Victorian and Edwardian London. A man of enormous energy and intellect, he was a talented speaker and writer, a popular MP and a creative businessman. He … Continue reading

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Abram Beame – mayor of New York

Abram Beame, mayor of New York by John Rennie Abram Beame – mayor of New York Many East Enders have moved on and out, and very many have gone on to greatness. But Abraham Beame, who died earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Battleship Potemkin and a sanctuary in Stepney Green

The year 1917 is etched into the minds of most of us as the date of the Russian Revolution. But a dozen years before, a first revolution had been brutally crushed by the Tsar’s soldiers and police. Like so much … Continue reading

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William Beveridge and Clement Attlee

William Beveridge and Clement Attlee It was back in the years before and after the Second World War that two men living and working in the East End laid the plans for the system that would deliver a newer, fairer … Continue reading

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