East End of London in colour - 1960-1980

Discussion in 'Resources' started by adrian, 13 February 2018.

  1. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    I've just seen an article about an amateur photographers colour collection of the East End of London 1960-1980s.

    I've not seen any railway related images in the few presented but the atmosphere and colours are showing a wonderfully evocative scene.
    Unseen 1960s Photos of London's East End

    Hoxton Mini Press are producing a book of some of the images and at £17 I'm seriously tempted.
    The East End in Colour 1960-1980
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  2. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    Thanks for posting that Adrian, I have bought a copy.

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  3. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Me too, wonder what colour I'll get?!
  4. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Yes, thanks for that Adrian, have also ordered one.

  5. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    An outstanding find Adrian - thanks for sharing. :thumbs:

    My parents both hailed from London's East End and I can recall travelling with my mum on a Green Line coach in the early 1960s - mid 1970s to visit my nan. Who knows, I may well have travelled or walked some of those very streets?

    The book will definitely be finding a home on one of my shelves in the near future.


  6. fenman

    fenman Active Member

    Thanks for posting Adrian, another copy winging it`s way to darkest Norfolk.
    Regards Peter.
  7. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    thanks, I've ordered a copy, and will visit the exhibition, as we're just up the Central Line, from there.
  8. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Another copy purchased..

    Where are you Geoff? Hadn't realised you were local..

  9. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad it's been of interest. Perhaps I should have sorted out some commission from Hoxton mini press !
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  10. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    You definitely should. I’ve ordered one too!
  11. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    I found a 10% discount code for Hoxton mini press and bought one too. Just enter fox
  12. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    I'm in Leyton, so a bit outside the real East End, more Metropolitan Essex.
  13. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    oooh.. Thank You. I'm always looking for a bit of local colour in the drab post-war of East London. It gives the Watkin's Wharf workforce something to lean against while they put the world to rights.


  14. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    Oh dear, I've come over all misty eyed now!

    My dad is very much a member of the Wapping "crowd" getting himself caught in the "Battle of Cable Street" and later survived being blown up by a "P-plane", while mum's folks were, all bar one, Stratford (out in the country, I know!) born and bred! So although I am actually an Essex boy, my heart is firmly lodged in that part of the world.

    Here is a shot of my old stamping ground. My nan and grandpa's road in the bitter winter of '63, taken by my late aunt, Joyce Sharp:

    9.. tavistock road, winter 62-63.jpg

    Looks almost as if the milko has abandoned his handcart in the middle of the road? But then again, perhaps he might have been invited to just "nip in for a few moments" and warm his hands up?!

  15. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    Mine has just been delivered. Sadly I'm away from home until the small hours of Thursday morning so can't review it until then!
  16. rusty

    rusty Active Member

    Just received my copy. Superb. A gold mine of elevations, roadside furniture and glimpses of everyday life. Only a few 'railway views' but enough to place public transport in context. Thoroughly recommended.
  17. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Mine arrived today, excellent selection, quality reproduction, hope there will be some more of the same - very inspirational.
  18. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Roughly how many pages are there? Can't get any feel from the publisher's website.
  19. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Mine hasn't arrived yet :(

  20. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    The pages aren't numbered and not all are illustrated, but I've just counted the pictures for you - 94 (I think)