Stepney Then & Now Samantha Bird

ISBN: 9780752479583

Published: September 1st 2013

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96 pages


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Stepney Then & Now  by  Samantha Bird

Stepney Then & Now by Samantha Bird
September 1st 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 96 pages | ISBN: 9780752479583 | 3.53 Mb

Stepney is an area with many well-known associations and images from the poverty-stricken slums of the late 19th century to the iconic borough it became for architecture during the Festival of Britain. Stepney also had to soak up heavy bomb damageMoreStepney is an area with many well-known associations and images from the poverty-stricken slums of the late 19th century to the iconic borough it became for architecture during the Festival of Britain.

Stepney also had to soak up heavy bomb damage during the Blitz and sent her children away to safety in the Second World War. For those left behind they faced their own war. Among Stepney’s rich history there was the classical confrontation between Mosley’s fascists and the socialist left at the Battle of Cable Street, and the earlier dramatic Siege of Sidney Street when Liberal Home Secretary Winston Churchill rooted out an anarchist cell. There was the rise and fall of the great local docks, the immigration of large numbers of Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

The growth of the Labor Party and the surprising ascendancy of the Communist Party were also witnessed and much more besides. Here is Stepney as it was then compared to how we see it today.



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