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Phil Maxwell At Whitechapel Car Boot Sale

February 17, 2017
by the gentle author

Some readers may be puzzled by the ghost sign which has recently been uncovered next to the Blind Beggar in Whitechapel, advertising the weekly car boot sale that ceased functioning more than twenty years ago when the land at the rear of the tube station – known as Whitechapel Waste – was redeveloped. Fortunately, Contributing Photographer Phil Maxwell lived in Pauline House overlooking Whitechapel for thirty years and documented the life of this lost market and its thriving community during the eighties.

View looking west from the top of Durward St School

View looking east across Whitechapel from Phil Maxwell’s flat in Pauline House, Hanbury St

Photographs copyright © Phil Maxwell

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  1. Jim McDermott permalink
    February 17, 2017

    A lovely set. I particularly like The Man who thinks he’s in the Pub. I’d put that one on my wall.

  2. February 17, 2017

    Nice photographs. I’m in the crowd…………right at the back!

  3. Mark P permalink
    February 17, 2017

    Car Boot Confusion!
    The sign on Cambridge Heath Road, is actually advertising a different car boot sale – the one that took place on the old Mann Crossman & Paulin brewery site, which is now Sainsbury’s.

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