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The Carpenters arms - When this photo was taken, The Carpenters’ Arms in Cheshire St was the most notorious pub in London – owned by the gangster twins, Reggie and Ronnie Kray who bought it in 1967 for their mother Violet. They grew up in house just a hundred yard away at 178 Vallance Road, went to Wood Close School in Brick Lane and as youngsters frequented the Repton Boys’ Boxing Club (London’s oldest  boxing gym, established in 1884 and still in existence) midway between the pub and their…

When this photo was taken, The Carpenters’ Arms in Cheshire St was the most notorious pub in London – owned by the gangster twins, Reggie and Ronnie Kray who bought it in 1967 for their mother Violet.

Ormsby St before demolition, 1978 – note the photographer’s blackboard on the window ledge. (City of London, London Metropolitan Archives)

Ormsby St before demolition, 1978 – note the photographer’s blackboard on the window ledge. (City of London, London Metropolitan Archives)

A man climbs onto a Southwark milk cart near the Elephant and Castle in South London, England. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4694 - Life At The Elephant - pub. 5 January 1949.

A man climbs onto a Southwark milk cart near the Elephant and Castle in South London, England. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4694 - Life At The Elephant - pub.

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Old houses, Fleet Street, This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a per.

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Time travel through the East End of London, Tony Hall

East end, London

Bonner St, Bethnal Green, London, photo by Tony Hall

Subterranea Britannica: Tower Hill Tube Station. East bound platform.

An atmospheric photo of a dilapidated-looking Tower Hill tube station eastbound platform in January

An East London pet store in the 1890's with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row.

An East London pet store in the with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row. The Huguenots were known for loving caged birds.

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