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MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983

Whitechapel, London. 1975<br />
Great Eastern Buildings Peabody Housing Estate.  A resident (Mrs Edna Clarke?) in her living room covers her eyes, head in hand, exhausted after a hard days work. She is wearing a typical 1970’s housecoat, an overall that covered her best clothes and was often worn rather than an apron for housework. Yesterdays empty glass pint milk bottle and todays fresh pinta stand on the crowded table while the tea brews. On the walls of her room are photographs of her daughters wedding and a large lace heart shaped decoration, reminding her that she is always loved. These were commonly sent back to mothers and grandmothers by soldiers stationed in Germany at the time.<br />
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These crumbling blocks of flats were beginning to be torn down during the mid 1970’s. (Lace heart info supplied by Mark Hill. Thanks you.) This woman was Mrs Edna Clarke?
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PEABODY ESTATE TOWER HAMLETS EAST LONDON INTERIOR 1970S BRITAIN
Whitechapel, London. 1975
Great Eastern Buildings Peabody Housing Estate. A resident (Mrs Edna Clarke?) in her living room covers her eyes, head in hand, exhausted after a hard days work. She is wearing a typical 1970’s housecoat, an overall that covered her best clothes and was often worn rather than an apron for housework. Yesterdays empty glass pint milk bottle and todays fresh pinta stand on the crowded table while the tea brews. On the walls of her room are photographs of...
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Filename: Poverty London 1970s TENEMENT BUILDING HOUSING INTERIOR Tower Hamlets East London A427008.jpg
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From gallery: MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 1 Mar 2010
Location: London UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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