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garment and textile industries in the East End

The origins of the East End textile industry can be traced to the 14th century when Flemish artisans set up dye works on the River Lea. In the late 17th century the Huguenots arrived in Spitalfields bringing their skills with silk-weaving, lace-making, fan-making, etc. Then the Jewish tailors arrived and enriched the area further.

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garment and textile industries in the East End

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Bowler plaque - Scissors and Buttons - Brick Lane north

We failed to find this plaque in Dec-Jan 2017, but it is identical to that fu...

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Bowler plaque - Scissors and Buttons - Brick Lane south

There is meant to be another identical plaque further north in Brick Lane but...

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Bowler plaque - Shuttle and Bobbins

The plaque shows a shuttle and two bobbins, representing the local weaving tr...

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Whitechapel Threads sculpture

The artists worked with the Rope Makers Guild to produce this image of two sk...

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Other Subjects

City Road turnpike

City Road turnpike

From Geograph: This turnpike was merged into the Metropolitan Turnpike Trust by act of parliament and closed by the enactment of the Metropolis Roads Amendment Act 1863 (c.78). From 1 July 1864. S...

Building, Commerce, Transport

1 memorial
Samuel Whitbread

Samuel Whitbread

Brewer and member of parliament. Born at Cardington, near Bedford. He set up a small brewery in London in 1742. He amassed a large fortune and invested heavily in property. M.P.for Bedford in 1768....

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Mog Murphy

Mog Murphy

Eccentric landlady of the Turk's Head Wapping during WW2 - stayed open all hours for service personnel seeking news of their loved ones.

Person, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Akram Miknas

Akram Miknas

Born in the Lebanon. Resident in Bahrain. Founder and CEO of the Promoseven Network. He's on Facebook and has an on-line museum.

Person, Commerce, Bahrain, Lebanon

1 memorial