Julian Woodford uncovers the breathtakingly appalling life of Joseph Merceron (1764-1839), gangster and corrupt magistrate, who accumulated enormous wealth while presiding over the creation of the poorest slums in Georgian London.Ruling Spitalfields and Bethnal Green from his base in Brick Lane for half a century, Merceron gave the East End the bad reputation that still lingers today, while the exploits of ...
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Since 1948, Colin O'Brien has been photographing the life of Londoners, capturing dramatic and affectionate images which speak eloquently of change and continuity in the daily existence of the city and its people.Arranged chronologically and selected from seven decades of work in the capital, LONDON LIFE is a social record of breathtaking expanse and Colin O'Brien's superlative photography - distinguished b...
A beautifully-produced hefty paperback of more than two hundred dramatic black and white photographs of Brick Lane in the East End of London in chronological sequence, telling the story of volatile social change on one of Britain's most celebrated streets from 1982 until the present day.Phil Maxwell is the photographer of Brick Lane. Over the last thirty years, no-one has taken more pictures there than he a...