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Spitalfields In Kodachrome

July 8, 2017
by the gentle author

Photographer Philip Marriage rediscovered these colourful images recently, taken on 11th July 1984

Brushfield St

Crispin St

Widegate St

White’s Row

Artillery Passage

Brushfield St

Artillery Passage

Brushfield St

Fashion St

Widegate St

Artillery Passage

Gun St

Brushfield St

Gun St

Brushfield St

Parliament Court

Leyden St

Fort St

Commercial St

Brushfield St

Photographs copyright © Philip Marriage

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12 Responses leave one →
  1. Daron permalink
    July 8, 2017

    Wonderful sense of the time with the Kodachrome. And even a couple of Bobbies on the beat in Artillery Passage!

  2. July 8, 2017

    Phillip’s views of London in colour are important they show parts of London which is disappearing the colour adds depth. Not sure if the colour will fade long term unless its kept on another medium. I liked the views of Artillery Passage quite medieval’ish and of course the lovely uncluttered views of Christ Church. All good stuff shown here. Poet John

  3. Greg Tingey permalink
    July 8, 2017

    Requires a “Now” set to match the “then” ones, doesn’t it?
    Or does it?

  4. Cat permalink
    July 8, 2017

    Yep. That’s the Aldgate of my childhood. #AldgateNatives

  5. July 8, 2017

    It was great to see these…

    Especially as the date 11/7/84 (and having checked an old diary) this was the very day I moved to my first studio in Brune Street!

    I’d be grateful to know if the photographer Philip Marriage has any Brune Street fotos (being just one street over from White’s Row, via Tenter Ground).

    Please would Philip Marriage contact me as it would mean so much.

    Richard Armiger

  6. Rosemary Hoffman permalink
    July 8, 2017

    I remember all these streets but the most amazing thing is that I discovered my great gt grandparents lived in Gun st in the 1860s

  7. raymond patten permalink
    July 8, 2017

    I worked in the Market for 12 years as a porter, I had some great times in the fields, plenty of banter and practical jokes, I don’t think those times will ever come back. We had great football teams and there was some fantastic boxers and I still have a friend who’s 74 and still porters in the new Spitalfields in Stratford.

  8. Terry permalink
    July 9, 2017

    My Uncle (died earlier this year aged 92) ran Harry Cole’s on the other side of the road opposite the Gun.

    Most mornings they would come to doorway of the pub to check if he wanted his breakfast, and if trade was slack enough he would request breakfast and they would prepare it and bring it over to him.

    I was fortunate to have lunch there a year or two ago before it closed and experienced the pie!


  9. Pam permalink
    July 10, 2017

    What amazing pictures! I hope they never tear them down. They are meant to be remember by all, now and in the future.

  10. July 10, 2017

    Very fine KODAKS from the 80s! — I now use my old Reflex Camera again with a KODAK-Film!

    Love & Peace

  11. July 11, 2017

    Lovely Kodachrome and many memories
    Phil C

  12. July 11, 2017

    Great photographs and such a great film stock. Always makes me nostalgic for film until I remember the hours I spent trying to clean negatives – and later clone dust off negative scans. Fortunately, some digital post processing software can emulate very well these old film stocks – even if it does feel a bit like cheating.

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