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Local writer looks forward and looks back

June 17, 2010

It is a story of prosperity, labour, immigration, decline, poverty, crime, neglect and rebirth, and in that order‘ –  says writer JOHN BENNETT. If you come to St Hilda’s East on June 30th, you can find  out more from him about life around the Old Nichol, in the days when it contained ‘the blackest streets’.

His talk will follow on from his book, ‘E1: A journey through Whitechapel and Spitalfields’  that  “documents the remarkable history of the area, leaving no stone unturned,”  (East London Advertiser).  To make an even richer mix, Anna Phillips of St Hilda’s will share the results of the search for old memories of the historic community centre, with news of the future archive of stories and histories and pictures that is being built up.

The event is combined with the Friends of Arnold Circus’ Annual General Meeting. This is a great opportunity to come and  find out what the year brought to Arnold Circus – a new Circus and a 100th birthday – and talk about where we are going next year.  Come and share in the past and the future,  over refreshments. All welcome – members and non-members.

St Hilda’s East Community Centre, Club Row, E2 – 7-9 pm on Wednesday June 30th.

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