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February 18, 2013
by the gentle author

boy with gun and sister, Pearl Street, Wapping

from the book ‘No Remuneration to Placekeepers, social landscapes of Britain in the 1970s’ by Tony Bock (2012)

Tony Bock
3 Ivy Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4L2H6 phone: +1-647-969-8593

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  1. Julie permalink
    March 2, 2017

    I recognised this block of flats in the photo immediately it’s Oswell house on Prussom St.
    In the mid 1980’s my best friend from lived there. We were both at college at the London College of Printing in Elephant and Castle. We had a very happy uncomplicated time!
    Wapping was not developed even then. We used to wander around the old abandoned warehouses. I loved Cinnamon Wharf warehouse, where you could smell the spices that had been housed and distributed from there. The old winching chains still dangling above the hatches clanking in the wind. So atmospheric at night, I loved it. Not the same now!
    Thank-you for taking such great pictures!

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