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Photos of Gardiner's Corner 1963

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    Lovely article
    @shiney think you'll particularly enjoy it :blue thumb:

    I think we can learn a lot from old photographs.
     
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      lovely photos, it's not an area I know but very interesting just the same

      Naughty 'M' you got me with the title, had to scroll up and down a few times :heehee:
       
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        Lovely post " M " . It's funny but we were looking at old photos on the net of my town over the weekend. I hope Shiney recognises more that's still standing now than we did. Even our castle was demolished ( except for one tower) to build a fire station.
         
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          Thanks @"M" I remember all of that very well :dbgrtmb: although most of the photos were taken after my time.

          I knew Gardiners Corner very well (used to be The Scotch House). The shop was called Gardiners Corner Store and the triangular piece of land that it sat on was known as Gardiners Corner (and still is - although the store burned down in the early 70s). It was at the corner of Whitechapel and Commercial Road.

          They removed the shops around there and built a large modern office block and shops and it now forms a big roundabout.

          Just a few yards down Whitechapel, opposite Gardiners, is Brick Lane (now commonly known as Bangla Town because of all the Bangladeshi restaurants and shops). Street names down there are in English and Bengali.

          Directly across the road from Gardiners Corner is Aldgate East Underground Station and a little further along the road is Aldgate Station. The Aldgate was one of the toll gates into London (gate removed in the late 1800s.) Near Aldgate station there was the Aldgate Pump, a water pump for 'drinking' water. The East End of London was named as such after being 'East of the Aldgate Pump'. The Pump started a big epidemic where a lot of people died because the water came through under the ground of a cemetery!

          The picture of Spitalfields Market also brings back memories. That photo had to be taken either very early in the morning in the summer, but more likely mid afternoon in the Autumn (looking at the clothes people were wearing). The market was the wholesale fruit and veg market for London and opened from about 4.30 a.m. until early afternoon. I used to buy my veg there (in the 1950s) for my stall in Roman Road market, which opened at 7 a.m. The pubs at Spitalfields had special licences to allow them to open at 4.30 a.m.
           
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            I worked in Caters in the Roman Road and often served market traders :heehee:
             
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              Oh! Was that you? :snorky:
               
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                Depends on what you were buying ;) :heehee:
                 
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                  Moi? :dunno: :whistle:

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                    What you selling? ;)
                     
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                      Back then? Or, now? :heehee:
                       
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                        Do I get a discount for both? :rolleyespink:
                         
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                          Of course! Don't forget Wednesdays are 10% extra discount for the those aged 60+ :pathd: :thumbsup:
                           
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                            Is it 20% for those of us that are ++?
                             
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                              Next you'll be asking me to add your 20% to Mrs Shiney's 20% and before I know it ... :waggy: I'll be giving it away!! :slaphead:

                              Just one problem ... :Think: ... you've spent so long haggling ...





















                              ... I've forgotten what I'm meant to be giving away!!! :scratch: :dunno: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                               
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                                So, can I pick what I want? ;)
                                 
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