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Hello, Hello, Hello, What’s All This Then?

Compared to other East End dockland areas, the Isle of Dogs had less crime to speak of. That’s not to say there was none, but the conservative and close-knit nature of its people – along with its geographical isolation – to a large … Continue reading

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“The General Tone of the Isle of Dogs is Purple”. Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps

Charles Booth (30 March 1840 – 23 November 1916) was a philanthropist, social researcher and social reformist. In the 1880’s he investigated poverty in London, with a team of investigators which included his cousin Beatrice Potter (Beatrice Webb) and Clara Collet. … Continue reading

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