Bow & Bromley-by-Bow: Britain in Old Photographs

Bow & Bromley-by-Bow: Britain in Old Photographs

By: Gary Haines (author)Paperback

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Bow and Bromley-by-Bow, at the heart of London's East End, grew up around crossings over the river Lea. The area saw rapid changes from a seventeenth-century rural retreat to densely populated terraced streets, as mills were built along the river and a variety of industries developed - such as gunpowder, silk, matches and bone china. In his new book, Gary Haines brings to life the hidden history of Bow and Bromley-by-Bow, the stories behind the pubs and streets, churches and schools, as well extraordinary survivals from the past - despite massive redevelopment over the last few decades. He also describes the achievements of the Suffragettes and the Bryant & May matchgirls, who forced their bosses, through strike action, to address the problems of appalling working conditions and endemic ill-health caused by their work.

About Author

GARY HAINES is the author of Bethnal Green (Tempus, 2002) and is also a regular contributor to the East London History Society newsletter. He has lived in the East End of London all his life.

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  • ISBN13: 9780750947916
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780750947916
  • weight: 310
  • ISBN10: 0750947918

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