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A gentle plug for The Gentle Author of Spitalfields

A gentle plug for The Gentle Author of Spitalfields

By on February 9, 2018 in History with 0 Comments

You are sick of reading about politics. We are sick of writing about politics. What to do? Read something else like the Spitalfields Life by The Gentle Author is what.

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Barnardo’s memorial honours orphans buried in unmarked graves

Barnardo’s memorial honours orphans buried in unmarked graves

By on December 28, 2016 in History, Tower Hamlets with 1 Comment

Friends, supporters and family of Barnado’s recently gathered at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for the emotional unveiling of a memorial honouring 513 Barnado’s children, buried there in unmarked graves.Volunteers from the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park heritage team spent four years tirelessly searching thousands of archive records for the names of Barnado’s children buried […]

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A son of Wapping returns home

A son of Wapping returns home

By on July 4, 2016 in History with 0 Comments

The Love Wapping History Team (Western Wapping Group) had a great start to their week with a chance encounter with Mark Andrew who lived in Wapping in the early 1960’s,Our History Team encountered Mark early this morning outside the Turks Head as he parked his van up outside.“I used to live there,” said Mark pointing to […]

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Morrissey on location in Wapping

Morrissey on location in Wapping

By on June 27, 2015 in History with 0 Comments

Thanks to Layla of the Turks Head for bringing this to the attention of the Love Wapping Music Critic, a lovely little video by a popular singer chap called Morrissey who seems to have issues when his friends become successful. Lucky to have friends is what we say! Shot in Wapping and featuring the Turks Head can […]

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Sailing Barge Cabby – a trip down the Thames

Sailing Barge Cabby – a trip down the Thames

By on May 8, 2015 in History with 0 Comments

Continuing our content theme of ‘anything but political corruption’ here is another video for you of the Sailing Barge Cabby on a lovely trip along the Thames a few years back.Turn your volume up to get the best from it.LW is convinced we have published this before but on checking it seems not. Whatever, this […]

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