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People From Spitalfields’ History

April 1, 2022
by the gentle author

Here are some people from Spitalfields’ history who you may meet upon my tour, as illustrated by Adam Dant upon the border of the map of The Gentle Author’s Tour of Spitalfields


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5 Responses leave one →
  1. Paul Loften permalink
    April 1, 2022

    I have to admit one or two characters are a mystery.

  2. April 1, 2022

    An illustrious community that lived there in the East End. — He was still a child around 1900, but wasn’t CHARLES CHAPLIN part of it?

    Love & Peace

  3. Mark Parsons permalink
    April 1, 2022

    I cant wait to meet them! May 28. Surley to be a highlight of my visit to London. Well, that and the Queen’s Jubilee, of course.
    Why is Dianah Dors barefoot, I wonder?
    Mark in Colorado US

  4. Mark permalink
    April 1, 2022

    Some massively interesting women and men drawn superbly.
    Sounds so much more interesting than the Jack the Ripper tours.
    When in London…..

  5. John Cunningham permalink
    April 12, 2022

    What great illustrations of the historical personages who have links with Spitalfields. I’m an occasional visitor from Ireland to London. Until retirement this was purely for business reasons. Now retired I’m making a bit of a hobby of getting to know the good old “Smoke” as an inquisitive explorer. London is almost a country in itself. I’ve travelled widely around the world and would say that this great metropolis is one of the very few that deserves to be called a “world city”. I’m so glad to have discovered Spitalfields and the wider East End of London from a chance discovery of the Gentle Author’s blog. It has enriched me.

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