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1952: Liverpool Street Station, London, atmospheric photo

Harry Todd Liverpool Street, London, 1952 Rays of springtime sun illuminate a railway policewoman in Liverpool Street Station, London March from Hulton Archive/Getty (Facie Populi ™)

Old London Bridge Elizabethan drawing

Old London Bridge - Elizabethan drawing. On November John de Strathbogie (Mike's great-grandfather) was executed by hanging. Then his His body was burnt and his head fixed on London Bridge.

Boy with a gun and his sister, Pearl St, Wapping - Tony Bock 1973-8

Boy with a gun and his sister, Pearl St, Wapping Photograph Tony Bock

The technicolour images taken between 1960 and 1980 give an intimate portrayal of East London, and have been published for the first time after they were discovered at Tower Hamlets archive centre.

London's fading East End: Nostalgic photos of pubs and Cockney life

The technicolour images taken between 1960 and 1980 give an intimate portrayal of East London, and have been published for the first time after they were discovered at Tower Hamlets archive centre.

c 1860 Upper Fore Street, Lambeth, later replaced by the Albert Embankment and showing various factory and manufacturing premises. On the far right is Alfred Hunt's bone merchant warehouse and to the left can be seen a purpose-built whiting storehouse, 'which when stored, looked like a dovecote or pigeon house with the birds roosting'. Photo by William Strudwick

c 1860 Upper Fore Street, Lambeth, later replaced by the Albert Embankment and showing various factory and manufacturing premises. On the far right is Alfred Hunt's bone merchant warehouse and to the left can be seen a purpose-built whiting storehouse, 'which when stored, looked like a dovecote or pigeon house with the birds roosting'. Photo by William Strudwick

A photograph taken in Brushfield Street in 1970 shows some of the traditional advertisements of the time. Many of the buildings on this road still survive, with a select few of the ad hoardings also still in place nearly 50 years on

London's fading East End: Nostalgic photos of pubs and Cockney life

A photograph taken in Brushfield Street in 1970 shows some of the traditional advertisements of the time. Many of the buildings on this road still survive, with a select few of the ad hoardings also still in place nearly 50 years on

North End Road, Fulham, 1974

North End Road, Fulham, 1974