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READ & DOWNLOAD My East End A History Of Cockney London 107 Ction of oral history in which pensioners talk about the classic East End of late Victorian times and the inter war period a time when grinding poverty could just about be survived with luck when people were forced to live in each other's pockets and children played around the open door of their homes until all hours There was always a jigsaw on the go and everyone that called had a go at putting some pieces in Nanny usually came round on Friday nights and always brought a bag of sweets winter warmers and as s Essentially an historical account of the author s life in London s East End from her birth in 1923 The main section of the book covers her childhood memories and the devastation of WW2 which began when she was aged 16 Also an explanation of the beginnings of the East End in the Middle Ages when Flemish settlers carried on their crafts and traded there Huguenots came from France Jews came from all parts of Europe Germans too In the 19th Century enforced shore leave for the Chinese workers of the East India Company vessels brought about the district known as Chinatown Limehouse near the early docks A lot of nostalgia here for the way of life and closeness of neighbours and family during the author s life there in fact in 1999 she was still living in Bethnal Green aged 76 But of course there had been many social changes and conditions had much improved there after slum clearances of the 1950s and 1960s Lots of oral narratives from older people with whom the author spoke

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READ & DOWNLOAD My East End A History Of Cockney London 107 He was going home she would call out 'Goodnight kidlets' I said that when I grew up I would go out singing in the streets and buy her a pair of blue bloomers O'Neill is fascinating about both the positive and negative sides of a way of life that went forever when families were moved out to housing estates on the fringes of London and about the parts of it that have survived into a new multi cultural East End; My East End is a good book because it has an unsnobbish respect for the voices it draws on Roz Kaveney The streets of East London can still harken some of the imagery the book lends to the reader with just a little imagination however if you re at a loss of travels and can t experience it first hand you ll find yourself well comforted within your imagination from the images and feelings this book conjures Although I was born decades after the author and thousands of miles away I still felt a deep connection with the culture and environment represented in this book I couldn t help but feel a little bit a part of this time after reading Just wonderful

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READ & DOWNLOAD My East End A History Of Cockney London 107 The heart of the East End has always been Tower Hamlets; Gilda O'Neill is enough of a partisan to regard even Hackney as a bit out of bounds My East End starts with the earliest times the East of London has always been where dirty industry congregated downstream from the Court and Parliament and it has always been where incomers started from Flemings in the Middle Ages to Bengalis today The greater part of this excellent book though is not a competent academic run through of the sources but an invaluable colle Having been born in the East End East Ham I have always had a fascination with its history and culture Of course times were hard back in the day with poverty slums overcrowding diseases low mortality rate and everything else associated with the East End However there were many positives that are now lost to today s consumerism corporate dominance and lack of communitiesA line from the book says conditions may be a lot better but there is a sense of loss There were great things about the East End which will soon only be in books and in the stories of those that told them Playing games having family parties in the streets playing out in the streets being able to leave your children with neighbours neighbours looking out for you customer service in shops no mobile phones being able to leave your doors open pie and mash fish and chips Beano s Christmas clubs jubblies knees up and the list goes onThis book recounts a lot of stories from people who lived in the East End The rollercoaster life where life was hard and community was everything This is a well researched and interesting book to read Along with some insightful pictures of the time it is a trip of nostalgic succulence that has you debating on your head Now or then

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • My East End A History Of Cockney London
  • Gilda O'Neill
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 9780140259506