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Dorset Street (demolished) East London

Front facade of 29 Hanbury Street, August not long before these buildings were demolished for construction of a large brewery. Photo courtesy Tower Hamlets Local History Library [near current location of Oh My Love Women's Shop]

The cat's meat man pushed his barrow around East End streets selling cheap meat to families as pet food. Often horsemeat, it was unfit for human consumption and sometimes even too rotten for pets. The decoration on the house marks the coronation of Edward VII.

The cat's meat man pushed his barrow around East End streets selling cheap meat to families as pet food. Often horsemeat, it was unfit for human consumption and sometimes even too rotten for pets.

Cable Street - Londons East End 1969

You wouldn't want to mess with these guys! Cable Street - Londons East End 1969

This is the East End in the afternoon, as photographed by newspaper artist Tony Hall in the nineteen sixties.

East End in the afternoon, as photographed by newspaper artist Tony Hall in the nineteen sixties while wandering with his camera in the quiet hours between shifts on The Evening News in Fleet St.

1056. Gunthorpe Street. Back entrance to Pub on Whitechapel Road. Other end in Wentworth Street

Back entrance to Pub on Whitechapel Road. Other end in Wentworth Street (Georges Yard)

Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Spitafields Nippers, Horace Warner -East London early This could just as easily been Dublin or so many other places the poor survived.