These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the private collections of friends of the Krays. The book: The Krays From the Cradle to the Grave has been released in what would have been the twins' 80th year. www.thekrayscradletothegrave.com

The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie

Ronnie (left) and Reggie Kray with older brother Charlie's son Gary in Bethnal Green.

Twin brothers Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and Reginald "Reggie" Kray were English gangsters who were foremost perpetrators of organised crime in London's East End during the 1950s and '60s.

Britain's most successful gangster is out of prison and seems intent on reclaiming his empire

Twin brothers Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and Reginald "Reggie" Kray were English gangsters who were foremost perpetrators of organised crime in London's East End during the and

The Kray Brothers, 1965 Ph David Bailey

The Kray Brothers, 1965 Ph David Bailey

The element of this photo that makes it so remarkable is that it features the Kray twins, who were renowned criminals in Britain (hence why they were once dubbed 'the most dangerous people in Britain').

British gangsters The Kray Twins enjoying a nice cup of tea

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British gangsters, the Kray twins, aka The Krays, enjoying a nice cup of tea

Ronnie and Reggie Kray ''HATED'' Martin and Gary Kemp's The Krays film

Twin brothers Ronald "Ronnie" Kray October 1933 – 17 March and Reginald "Reggie" Kray October 1933 – 1 October were English gangsters who were the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of London during the and

Even though this is a real life account.Old gangster movies was one of my hobbies.Loved the black and white movies in that time period.Most just happened to be that sort of  genre.It played a part in my life during the rebellious younger years.Not that bizarre being attracted to well dressed criminals at the time.

How were Frank Sinatra and Morrissey mixed up with the Krays?

When this photo was taken, The Carpenters’ Arms in Cheshire St was the most notorious pub in London – owned by the gangster twins, Reggie and Ronnie Kray who bought it in 1967 for their mother Violet.

The Krays manor-they bought this pub for their mum, Violet and lived 100 yds away. They had the counter made up of coffin lids - so the story goes.

Ronnie and Reggie Kray pictured in the 1960s

Weapons and personal items belonging to the Kray twins revealed

Kray Twins with Pet Snakes by David Bailey (1968)

British Mobster David Bailey, Kray Twins with Pet Snakes

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