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Dan Jones’ East End Portraits

October 9, 2017
by the gentle author

In recent years, Dan Jones has painted a magnificent series of portraits from different eras for East End Tales by the Speed History Writers Group. Many of these are well known but others less familiar, so you can click on any of the names below to learn more about the subjects. Click here to book for SPEED HISTORIES at Bishopsgate Institute this Wednesday 11th October

Ayub Ali

Surat Alley

Clement Attlee


Dr Thomas Barnardo

Julie Begum

Pearl Binder

David Bomberg

Lilian Bowes-Lyon

Sister Christine

Rose Cohen

Alexander Cooke

Meg Cornwall

Harry Costin

Siddy Costin

Lily Cove

Boxer Davey

Toni Davey

Tommy Flowers

Charlie Goodman

Eva Amy Harkness

Elizabeth Holdsworth

Tunde Ikoli

Joseph Ha Kahone

Oona King

Charlie Magri

Gladys McGee

Grace Mills

Anna Nadel

Jacob Ornstein

Chris Searle

Lao She

Police Constable James Stewart

Maudie Thomas

Matilda Towns

Wouter Van Den Bergh

Samuel & Yeta Wassersug

Manny Weinberger

Rabbi Avraham Aba Werner

Eva Mary Towns White

Portraits copyright © Dan Jones

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7 Responses leave one →
  1. David Tarrant permalink
    October 9, 2017

    I was particularly interested in the Tommy Flowers portrait and write-up about Tommy. My uncle was part of Tommy’s team at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill and he also spent time at Bletchley Park working on Collossus and related projects.

  2. October 9, 2017

    Wonderful portraits! Valerie

  3. October 9, 2017

    They are all wonderful
    Love Oona King in partic

  4. Rupert Bumfrey permalink
    October 9, 2017

    I know time is short, but do take the chance to follow the name links, what a selection of characters.

    Yet more proof that #LondonIsOpen has been the case down the ages, long may it continue 🙂

  5. October 10, 2017

    Marvellous Dan.

  6. Marcia Howard permalink
    October 13, 2017

    Amazing talent. They all speak so clearly of their individual stories.

  7. Deb Scott permalink
    October 13, 2017

    Thanks for posting these. We shall be loading more of Dan’s paintings and the stories that go with them onto the website soon, so please keep checking it out! Also, if any readers, like David Tarrant, have more information about any of the subjects, or have an extraordinary story to tell , we’d love to hear it!

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