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The Nippers At The William Morris Gallery

January 7, 2017
by the gentle author

On Thursday 19th January, I shall be giving an illustrated lecture about Horace Warner’s SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS and telling the stories behind his breathtaking photographs at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. It is a singularly appropriate venue because Horace Warner was connected to William Morris through the Warner family wallpaper business of Jeffrey & Co who printed the wallpaper for Morris & Co. Click here for booking information


Click here to order a copy of SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS by Horace Warner

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  1. January 7, 2017

    Great work!

  2. January 7, 2017

    Thank you for introducing us to an amazing photographer, and these intrepid young people.
    One of the many joys of looking at great narrative photos: Letting the images spark stories, curiosity, longing, suppositions, and more. The youthful, compelling faces here invite THAT kind of dedication and well wishes.
    I have a group of old black and white photos of my husband’s gang on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan in the early Fifties. Street urchins, all. The way they press together, arms around each other’s shoulders, comic books gripped in-hand, and many-times-turned cuffs, and ragged shoes — priceless evidence of a well-played youth. Lucky for me, I know the outcome of each of these lives, and honor the “boy” inside each man. And salute the mean streets that were their playground and home turf.
    This blog is a continual place of sharing and learning — Many thanks for your dedication, and the daily sparks of invaluable inspiration.

  3. January 7, 2017

    I know your lecture will be fabulous! Wish I could be there to see it.

    Regards,

    Christina

  4. January 7, 2017

    I keep returning to my copy of the ‘Nippers’ – brilliant. Love the film.

  5. January 8, 2017

    Anne and I loved your lecture on the Nippers in Fournier Street.

    Did you do a blog on neon signs in Walthamstow?

  6. January 9, 2017

    A very special and fine Book — I love it!

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

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