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A Little Piece of Eastbourne

‘I found them in a carrier bag’ Jinny says to me as she proudly shows off the bright floral curtains hanging in her otherwise white walled studio. ‘My mum was helping my auntie Rose move into a sheltered flat and… Continue reading →

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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 →

A 90’s Classic

Continuing with our theme about vintage clothing with a story I spotted this amazing pink coat on Retro Bambi’s stall at the recent Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bethnal Green, London. It belongs to stall owner Jo and she has… Continue reading →

Top 8 places to buy vintage in East London

East London has always been the place to find vintage fashion and homewares. I’m lucky to live close to a wide range of fantastic stores and markets that help feed my vintage addiction. Here are my top tips on where… Continue reading →

A bit of folk history

This is Ruth from Squirrel Vintage. We met at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bethnal Green on Sunday when I asked Ruth if she had any items for sale that had a story, a past to share with its new… Continue reading →

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