Month

March 2017

Changing Communities

Earlier this year I’d spent a frosty Tuesday in the docks of East London keeping warm and toasty in the University of East London’s archive library. Bracing the bitter wind, looking out over this Easterly stretch of the Thames, I… Continue reading →

V&A Museum of Childhood: Game Plan

Today, 31st March, is National Board Game Day in aid of children’s charity NSPCC and it inspired me to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood’s board game exhibition titled Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. The museum dedicates a large space… Continue reading →

 Vintage Stories: Tokyo.                      

Did you know that Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan? It was introduced in 1872 but has had a professional league since the 1920s. At the Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bethnal Green last month, our… Continue reading →

Spring Vintage Fairs & Markets

Spring time is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with some vintage pieces. The weather can switch from cold and windy to warm and bright in the space of minutes, so wearing layers is the trick to keeping cool… Continue reading →

Worst Civilian Disaster of World War II took place 74 years ago today

Bethnal Green Tube Disaster 1943 74 years ago today the worst civilian disaster of World War II occurred in East London and yet very few people know about it. Bethnal Green Tube station was regularly used as an air raid shelter… Continue reading →

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