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June 20, 2013
by the gentle author

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  1. kendal cornell permalink
    October 27, 2013

    just seen my nan Nellie prin last on the right what a shock

  2. Jean richmond permalink
    August 5, 2015

    Have seen my gran on the picture of the the lady s from the globe in Bethnal Green she the First Lady on the left bottom row and her daughter 8 along the row called rose my gran was called. Mrs Goddard. Some 1 called Chris Dixon said she was his gran She looks very much like my late father her son called Ken wondered if this could be passed on to Chris Dixon w ho submitted this picture. We lived with my gran in number 66. Locksley street. Next to the pub. Many thanks j Richmond

  3. Chris permalink
    July 12, 2018

    Jean Richmond, my apologies for not replying to your comment before now. I didn’t see it at the time of posting, and have only just read it now that the Gentle Author has featured the photo on Spitalfields Life once again.

    It’s interesting that you thought the lady you refer to is your grandmother, sorry to disappoint you though but I’m afraid that it’s definitely my nan! This photo has been in my family’s possession since it was taken, and there’s no doubt that it is my nan, Flo Beazley, with our next door neighbour, Flo Wheeler, sitting next to her.

    You mention that your gran lived next to the Globe pub in Locksley Street – the photo is actually of the ladies’ beano from the Globe pub in Hartley Street, Bethnal Green (corner of Hartley Street and Brierly Street, long since demolished).

    If there is such a strong resemblance to your gran, I wonder if there might be a family connection. My nan’s maiden name was Miller, and her mother’s maiden name was Chadwick. The Millers were originally from Whitechapel, the Chadwicks were from Bethnal Green. Let me know if either of these family names are familiar to you!

  4. Beryl Happe permalink
    July 28, 2020

    Fabulous blog, just recognised a couple of the men in the picture from ‘The Shakespeare’, one being Sam Mason who was the public an from ‘The Cornwallis’in Bethnal Green rd, and his friend Arthur Ranton.

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