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  • Vine Court
    Dated 1913
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    • Commercial Road
      Dated 1926
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      • Brick Lane
        dated 1895
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        • This shop was at 17 Eliot Place, Blackheath
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          • The photo below is entitled simply "A Spitalfields Street"
            I have no idea of the date or location - any suggestions gratefully received as to where this was taken
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            • All the photo's are amazing but the "Unknown Spitalfields Street" is fantastic!
              The overhanging buildings and twisting road are the types of images that are conjoured up by Dickens!
              Regards Mike

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              • Originally posted by Chris Scott View Post
                The photo below is entitled simply "A Spitalfields Street". I have no idea of the date or location - any suggestions gratefully received as to where this was taken
                Hi Chris,

                That rather distinctive jagged steeple in the distance looks like it might be St Anne's Church, Limehouse.


                Edit: As you were - that might be a "ghost" image from another photograph! On the other hand...
                Last edited by Sam Flynn; 06-24-2008, 10:45 PM.
                Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                • Originally posted by Chris Scott View Post
                  The photo below is entitled simply "A Spitalfields Street"
                  I have no idea of the date or location - any suggestions gratefully received as to where this was taken
                  An astonishing find, Chris. That has to be the earliest photo ever of Spitalfields. Looks Elizabethan! Brick Lane?
                  allisvanityandvexationofspirit

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                  • Originally posted by Chris Scott View Post
                    - any suggestions gratefully received as to where this was taken
                    Somewhere other than Spitalfields !!!


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                    • Hi Colin
                      I can only go by the caption this pic was given
                      This came from the public, open access photo section of the Ancestry site and you can see the original and its caption at
                      http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/pt/ViewP...0fc&src=search

                      Regards
                      Chris

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                      • I just love the photo of the unknown Spitalfields street.
                        Well done Chris!....top man for finding it for us.
                        I agree with Mike...it's straight out of a Dickens novel.
                        It's my favourite photo,although I was quite taken by the one of the mortuary cart earlier.......

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                          Originally posted by Chris Scott View Post
                          I can only go by the caption this pic was given

                          I understand, Chris !!!

                          But as Stephen suggested, some of those buildings look old enough to be Elizabethan.

                          The steeple in the background looks rather Gothic !!!

                          If this photo was even taken in London, I'd guess Westminster, Lambeth, The Borough, or somewhere in The City, such as St. Sepulchre (Smithfield), that was lucky enough to survive The Great Fire.


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                          • Originally posted by Septic Blue View Post
                            [ATTACH]2302[/ATTACH]The steeple in the background looks rather Gothic !!!

                            If this photo was even taken in London, I'd guess Westminster, Lambeth, The Borough, or somewhere in The City...
                            I'd stick with The City, Colin. Could this be St Dunstan in the East, before it was flattened in the Blitz and reconstructed? If so, that alley would have been somewhere near Great Tower Street, EC3.

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                            ...note the gap under the peak of the spire.
                            Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                            "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                            • Is that the beginning of a street name on the right just above the lamp? I don't suppose anyone can make out a letter?

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                              • Robert,
                                The street sign appears to be on the wall where you see "Woolf" above the open doorway.It seems to be a long name ...something like Willliamson Street?I think,if I remember rightly,there was an Isaac Woolf in Middlesex Street at the time of JTR who was a rag merchant...

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