Antony Cairns’ East End Pubs
When - in the midst of my photographic odyssey around East End watering holes – I discovered Antony Cairns‘ series of pub portraits, I realised I had found a kindred spirit. His soulful photographs manage to record the death and evoke the life of these lost hostelries simultaneously.
An East Ender who studied photography at the London College of Printing in the nineties, Antony printed these intriguing pictures using the Van Dyke Brown process which was commonly used at the end of the nineteenth century when these pubs were in their prime.
The Albion, Bow Common - (1881-2005)
The Railway Arms, Sutton St - (1881-2001)
The Conqueror, Austin St/Boundary St - (1899-2001)
The Rose, Woolwich
The Flying Scud, Hackney Rd – (1874-1994)
The Crown & Cushion, Market Hill, Woolwich - (1840-2008)
The Victoria, Woolwich Rd, Charlton - (1881-?)
The Tidal Basin, Canning Town – (1862-1997)
The Marquis of Lansdowne - (1838- 2000 & now to be restored)
Photographs copyright © Antony Cairns
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