'To be a true cockney you had to be born within the sound of Bow Bells' In Vanishing East End, researcher and author Megan Hopkinson unravels the rich history of the East End of London. It is a fascinating area, but not without change, and Megan embraces both the historical culture and the ongoing transformations with the finesse of a true historian. Through mesmerising photographs and memories that have been collected over the years, Megan charts the life stories of some of the residents of the East End, and explores the city's changing profile, the trade that shaped the area and the people that made the community what it is. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from further afield, Vanishing East End will give you a taste of authentic London heritage and fashion. Megan embarks on a personal quest to find out what makes the East End such a thriving area, and by documenting it here, she ensures that it doesn't vanish from our memories forever.
Megan Hopkinson is an East End resident, fascinated with the changes occurring in the area and the memories and pockets of history that are being left behind. Through listening to stories about the past and looking at photographs of those who once lived in the area, Megan has collected a wealth of knowledge about the 'vanishing' East End over the years. As a photographer in her spare time, who is also interested in graphic design, Megan is interested in capturing moments and presenting them in engaging ways so as not to be forgotten.