[READ] My East End A History Of Cockney London AUTHOR Gilda ONeill – surreycoltscricket.co.uk

My East End A History Of Cockney LondonGrow older feeling of neglect by most of the political class etc and doesn t pin it on ridiculous sources she avoids even the covert racism and generally I uite liked what political comment she made which was a changeThe real treat here is ust the very evocative descriptions from actual people of how they lived the games they played the houses they lived in the people they talked to how they got by what the war was like You can t point to any one they talked to how they got by what the war was like You can t point to any one and say this is special but taken together it creates an amazing portrait of a world that s now mostly gone If you re interested in that sort of history of average people not in the class sense but ust how average people lived then you ll definitely enjoy this Collected oral now written history of the area of London that I am most familiar with because of having a friend live there Other than the experiences with the Blitz and bombings the times seem to coincide with those in America but distanced by about a generation or so. He was going home she would call out 'Goodnight kidlets' I said that when I grew up I would go out singing in the streets and buy her a pair of blue bloomers O'Neill is fascinating about both the positive and negative sides of a way of life that went forever when families were moved out to housing estates on the fringes of London and the parts of it that have survived into a new multi cultural East End; My East End is a book because it has an unsnobbish respect for the voices it Draws On Roz Kaveney. on Roz Kaveney. It s interesting to compare my own recollections of the East End growing up there from 1953 1969 Sometimes I recognise the recollections my own recollections of the East End growing up there from 1953 1969 Sometimes I recognise the recollections others very strongly At other times it sounds that they re talking about somewhere else entirely different Which I guess shows how variable and unreliable personal recollections of many years ago can be IT GIVES VIVID PICTURES HOW ACCURATE THOSE PICTURES ARE gives vivid pictures how accurate those pictures are something beyond my ability to say Amazing collection of stories and details about the famed East End of London First section of the book provides a brief history of the area including well intentioned but poorly executed charitable work In the second section of the book there are snippits of conversation from those who lived in the area telling stories about What They Ate How They Celebrated What they ate how they celebrated what of work they had Incredible stories really paint a picture of what life was like in the early to mid 20th century This book resonated with various parts of my childhood as I lived. The heart of the East End has always been Tower Hamlets; Gilda O'Neill is enough of a partisan to regard even Hackney as a bit out of bounds My East End starts with the earliest times the East of London has always been where dirty industry congregated downstream from the Court and Parliament and it has always been where incomers started from Flemings in the Middle Ages to Bengalis today The greater part of this excellent book though is not a competent academic run through of the sources but an invaluable colle. ,

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