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garment and textile industries in the East End

Concept 

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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71964

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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71600

Bowler plaque - Shuttle and Bobbins

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

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72575

Whitechapel Threads sculpture

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

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