East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recre
Reading Town Hall Square after the 10 February, 1943 bombing, knowing a place and seeing what it was like when it was bombed is still quite shocking READING 1943 from a single German Plane in WWII
Cross Street, Reading, looking southwards to Broad Street, 1887. On the right, at No. 21, William Fossett, tripe dresser. Nos. 22 and 23 appear to be empty, and No. 24, formerly D. A. Sims, antiques dealer, is boarded up. On the right, a hoarding advertises Gamlen Brothers, hatters, and Gunn, the bill poster. On the south side of Broad Street, part of Nos. 116-117, is the Angel Brewery and Brewery Tap of Ferguson and Sons. 1880-1889 : Reading Borough Libraries
Market Place, Reading, looking northwards to St. Laurence's Church, c. 1875. On the west side, the entrance to the Corn Exchange with clock above; Nos. 34 and 33 (Salmon and Son, tea and coffee merchants); No. 32; Nos. 31 and 30; No. 29 (Arthur S. Cooper, wine and spirit merchant).
1910 - Jackson's Corner, King's Road, Reading. A busy street of horses, carts, shoppers and trams. Jackson's department store was founded by Edward Jackson in 1875 in a tiny shop at 6 High Street. With increasing trade he had to expand his premises and in 1885 the now famous Jackson’s Corner were acquired and enlarged and new branches periodically opened.