Tag Archives: Brick Lane

A Child of the Jago – Arthur Morrison and the Old Nichol

ARTHUR Morrison became famous as a chronicler of the East End. It wasn’t always a picture that went down well with his fellow historians. Many criticised his seminal Children of the Jago, first published in 1896, for sensationalising and dramatising … Continue reading

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The Brick Lane bombing

THE targeting of Brick Lane may have a twisted logic for Saturday’s bombers. If there’s one area that has shown the ability of Londoners to welcome and absorb incoming cultures it’s Spitalfields, as wave after wave of immigrants have settled … Continue reading

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History of Brick Lane

Back in April 1999, Brick Lane was the second target in a bomb campaign targeting minorities in London. A week earlier Brixton, with a large Black community had been targeted. A week later, a Soho gay pub, the Admiral Duncan, … Continue reading

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