Over Bethnal Green

Author: Sally Worboyes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473659485

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7224

In the East End, war brings gas masks and the terrifying prospect of air raids . . . Jessie Warner has married Tom Smith and their baby is almost due. Settling down into their new home in Bethnal Green, Jessie looks forward to her new life - even though Tom is continually getting into mischief that borders on the downright criminal. But then the grim outside world intrudes. When war begins and Tom is called up almost at once, Jessie is left to cope with the baby alone. Jessie's twin, Hannah, has been recruited to help at Bletchley Park and, immersed in her work decoding German messages, has no idea of Jessie's desperation. But things are about to get worse. When Tom does a runner and goes AWOL, Jessie will be left in a dire situation . . .

Tragedy at Bethnal Green

Report on an Inquiry Into the Accident at Bethnal Green Tube Station Shelter

Author: Tim Coates

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780117024045

Category: History

Page: 79

View: 6429

The beleaguered East End of London had born much of the brunt of the Blitz but, in 1943, four years into WWII, it seemed that the worst of the bombing was over. The new unfinished tube station at Bethnal Green was one of the largest air raid shelters in London. After a warning siren sounded on March 3, 1943, there was a rush to the shelter. By 8.20pm, a matter of minutes after the alarm had sounded, 174 people lay dead, crushed trying to get into the tube station's booking hall. At the official enquiry, questions were asked about the behaviour of certain officials and whether the accident could have been prevented.

The Boss of Bethnal Green

Joseph Merceron

Author: Julian Woodford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957656963


Page: 396

View: 2467

Social Research in Bethnal Green

An evaluation of the work of the Institute of Community Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349006904


Page: 161

View: 1731

East London for Mosley

The British Union of Fascists in East London and South-West Essex 1933-40

Author: Thomas P. Linehan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136299718

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8062

Between 1932 and 1940 the British Union of Fascists established a vigorous and active presence in East London and South West Essex. This text considers the emergence, development and character of local Mosleyite fascism from a perspective sensitive to the region's varied municipal environment.

The London Gazette

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gazettes

Page: N.A

View: 8976

Bethnal Green

Author: Gary Haines

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752426778

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6818

Gary Haines, East Ender, historian, once volunteer with Tower Hamlets Archives and now Archivist of the Whitechapel Gallery, has compiled this fascinating collection of over 200 archive photographs looking at the changes that have taken place in Bethnal Green from the late nineteenth century to the present day.The images chronicle eras of hardship and extremity like that of the Second World War, and times of peace and prosperity. Altogether they combine to create a very special record of an area that has experienced great change over the years, yet has always retained its famous character.Bethnal Green provides a valuable account for the long-time resident, and brings the history of the area and its people alive for the interested newcomer.

Bethnal Green

Author: Michael Fisher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 6667

Sanitary Ramblings

Being Sketches and Illustrations of Bethnal Green

Author: Hector Gavin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bethnal Green (London, England)

Page: N.A

View: 8935

The Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 7469

Papers by Command

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Legislation

Page: N.A

View: 7178

The Excursion Train

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749008776

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 3576

A perplexing new case for the Railway Detective On the shocking discovery of a passenger's body on the Great Western Railway excursion train, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene. Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that the victim had worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer's choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. And when a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows he must act quickly; can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost? Set in Victorian England and rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey.

Death and the City

Author: David Charnick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291288465

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 7226

What happens when put-upon prostitutes and workhouse inmates take revenge, or when a royal corpse goes walkabout? Why do the dead call to us, and who are they anyway? These twelve stories, written by a life-long Londoner, introduce us to the dead of London. We hear their voices, and through them we understand our place within the ongoing narrative of history. Just as we remember them, so one day we will be remembered. The author draws on London's folk history, each story being based on a place or institution which has been part of the local history he has learned since childhood. As such, each one bears a ring of authenticity, both in its historical detail and in its place in London's story.

Parliamentary Papers


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 4718

The Stepney Doorstep Society

The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718189876

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5619

The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in our country's darkest hours. But there was also joy to be found. From Stepney to Bethnal Green, Whitechapel to Shoreditch, the streets were alive with peddlers and market stalls hawking their wares, children skipping across dusty hopscotch pitches, the hiss of a gas lamp or the smell of oxtail stew. You need only walk a few steps for a smile from a neighbour or a strong cup of tea. From taking over the London Underground, standing up to the Kray twins and crawling out of bombsites, The Stepney Doorstep Society tells the vivid and moving stories of the matriarchs who remain the backbone of the East End to this day.