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Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889).

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'ave a banana!' Bethnal Green, East London in 1946. Smiling women queuing for the much awaited bananas which have been scarce since the beginning of the Second World War.

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Londoners take shelter during a German bombing during the Blitz. This photo is of Bethnal Green Underground Tube Station, which could accommodate up to 7,000 people during an air raid. #London | HauntedRooms.co.uk

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