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In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

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Thank you - good letter - succinctly hits the nail on the head . @CSaumarezSmith @TownhouseWindow https://t.co/3fhxb4FzXS
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @TownhouseWindow @thegentleauthor @HackneyMuseum It really does!! The students have already been looking at the boo… https://t.co/CWamciiqbY
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life10 more tickets released for my lecture for @SPAB1877 THE CREEPING PLAGUE OF GHASTLY FACADISM on 30th January… https://t.co/KEhIwHkxWO"In 1961...I was offered an apprenticeship at Christian Dior in Paris but my mum and dad couldn’t afford to send me… https://t.co/wSIBSzJxoC
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeHuge thanks again to @thegentleauthor & @TownhouseWindow for our beautiful capsule local history section. I will up… https://t.co/f2QiMOg9NK
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeJoy Harris, Dressmaker - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/W5ICOPzob3
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor Yes I hate facadism almost as much as third rate utilitarianism threaded through our historic town… https://t.co/4jtCuIn2ms
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1/17
2020
With both sadness and much fondness we’re remembering Peter Sargent, of the last butcher’s shop on Bethnal Green ro… https://t.co/SSkteWN7aB
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @soxgnasher @thegentleauthor Well IOHO facades have a special sadness as, quoting @thegentleauthor they are "like t… https://t.co/kncSYMHs8B
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Relentless Rise of Facadism - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/3omZn4GY5K
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Queens Head Tyron St Chelsea, is another jewel in the crown of London pubs with important community & history,… https://t.co/6Tdl7dZ4mM
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Relentless Rise Of Facadism https://t.co/WQ0MiMItiY https://t.co/1z9yfWNEyG
1/16
2020
Oh what a night! Twitter brings £1,000 worth of orders to empty bookshop https://t.co/kcvh2D0a7BKeeping historic facades - horror or comedy? This is our favourite local fright in Artillery Lane, Spitalfields.… https://t.co/HB7BiIZqSz
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWhitechapel Bell Foundry (26) | | Charles | Saumarez | Smith | i do hope this thoughtful , intelligent piece is rea… https://t.co/nMpxbyaLXf
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeJust visited the school Peri Parkes painted in the early 80s & the tree is still in the playground! Here's the deta… https://t.co/KdEfDAJCdL
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeStuart Goodman in Broadway Market 1982, today with rents around £1700pcm, where have all the residents gone 🤔 | tks… https://t.co/5XZq3nXiig
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @EdwardLeighMP @RobertJenrick @SavetheWbf @EastEndPSociety @Re_formHeritage Such an important part of UK industrial… https://t.co/QGj8c0m2O9
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOur wonderful local butcher always with a cheery smile and banter. You’ll be missed Peter. R.I.P. https://t.co/Gh1sMPq9B9
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life‘Take a walk through Broadway Market in March 1982 with Photographer Stuart Goodman’ “I miss the place, not the sq… https://t.co/esV3tY3rTY
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @swedhopkins @thegentleauthor How about starting with reversing the VAT regime in the construction sector i.e put i… https://t.co/C7YPO9SdQ0
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeStuart Goodman in Broadway Market - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/NHdud086sC
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1/15
2020
Whitechapel Bell Foundry (27) https://t.co/61SDQ0AY4O via @CSaumarezSmithA good and helpful intervention which I hope will prompt the scheme to be called in. https://t.co/9KWkNf3fvi
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeRT @thegentleauthor "The construction industry is wasteful and creates huge CO2 emissions. But what if new building… https://t.co/JXCBArsuGS
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA new chapter up the marshes ❤️ https://t.co/7To8UP0V6r
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifePeter Barber's homes are like my vision of an ideal settlement; one of the few good things referenced in the Buildi… https://t.co/FFIikiiDcB
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThis is sad. What a lovely and helpful chap this gent was. He made banging sausages too. ❤️ https://t.co/9oDVJgSNYa
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo long, Peter Sargent. This is very sudden and sad. https://t.co/QUQVQsixdv @thegentleauthor His Bethnal Green sho… https://t.co/WTimcDv3LF
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe have a unmissable opportunity to save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry as a working operation. I have written to… https://t.co/SHmwdof9FC
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAnd here's husband guy and I in redchurch st and bethnall green road https://t.co/OM7CkzZlaP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAfter trading in Spitafield’s for 150 years, independent shop @GardnersBags has relocated further East due to risin… https://t.co/x3j56ab66a
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe (almost finished) new shop front at Leyton! https://t.co/bGxIb54soq
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor @Pellicci_Cafe @EastEndTrades @jennylinford @BETHNALGREENEL Definitely a local hero and will be missed! RIP Peter.
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBeautiful tribute by The Gentle Author.🖤Worth a read.👇 https://t.co/Z5j6LIruZD
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA legend, as they in the East End. And a great friend to @stmatthewsbg when I was there. RIP. https://t.co/AALbwQXgsP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo Long, Peter Sargent "I am saddened to report the death of my friend Peter Sargent at the age of sixty-five after… https://t.co/59yp4e4AuE
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeJust been to @TownhouseWindow to collect fabulous books from @thegentleauthor for my school, @hackneynewsch. What a… https://t.co/RVHFEkWL6y
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeHead to @PoplarUnion Thurs 23 & Sat 25 Jan for Concrete Music, the dark new opera about the postwar reconstruction… https://t.co/gFgc8m13BR
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo Long, Peter Sargent - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/XphcRXOFqF
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSorry to hear this, Peter’s shop has always been a highlight to visit on a bustling market day street. https://t.co/bRhKKQhEE5
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor @Pellicci_Cafe @EastEndTrades @LoveBthnlGreen @jennylinford @BETHNALGREENEL I remember going into… https://t.co/tphqRHuNCp
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSad news. https://t.co/nHKQYfvuNl
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life😞 El carnicero de mi ex barrio... https://t.co/VUYkR4IfYu
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe case for never demolishing another building https://t.co/LUIFUQd4EEMy local butcher for 47yrs. Saddened to hear the passing of Peter Sargent such a lovely man. RIP Dear friend xxx… https://t.co/jeESU6pIh5
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo Long Peter Sargent, Master Butcher & Local Hero in Bethnal Green (portrait by Colin O'Brien)… https://t.co/NlNCkJgVMN
1/14
2020
And we've got the house! James Stillwell at Folgate. Stillwell is believed to have woven the cloth-of-gold for Que… https://t.co/htaw2d6q4Z
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe’ve got a letter of much fun. Written in June 1776 from Bath! There’s a visit to The Pump Room. Jane Austen would… https://t.co/yCw26V6BCJ
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBusy weekend, but the shop's almost ready - more photos to follow! https://t.co/7YPoYiIBl6
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @PpeterPeter In The East End via @thegentleauthor https://t.co/qOit532UyS Our Up and Coming #crashbee lecture 23.… https://t.co/EGWM6f8Dg3
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBig congratulations to Spitalfields resident Jonathan Pryce on his Oscar nomination for THE TWO POPES! https://t.co/EqhcvtHRPTVery cool ‘then and now’ blog post today from @thegentleauthor using old cigarette cards of Dickens’ London : https://t.co/t1d9C4ccv8
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeArchitect Peter Barber In The East End https://t.co/kSMXpRstUI https://t.co/9Zx0qsYiUSPeter Barber in the East End - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/XAifCfaEFS
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1/13
2020
My Walk Through Dickens London Yesterday https://t.co/XJeLlCTuBq https://t.co/b4dvkc9nopA Walk Through Dickens London - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/VWCRr3F9gQ
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1/12
2020
Все, убрали киоск из прошлого, где мы пили чай, @varlamov. Теперь его в музее увидим через пару лет. https://t.co/nwmX4ot96t
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThis will be displayed in the new shop asap. https://t.co/7gHK0VVZjm
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeJack Sheppard Of Spitalfields via @thegentleauthor https://t.co/h5ORvtKNhN #!8thcentury #truecrime #18thc https://t.co/4RZrRMmDRa
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSorry to see it go, happy it’s remembered. Was introduced to Syd’s by @oldmapman and went there a lot when our offi… https://t.co/5xf4h75rTg
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAfter 100 years on the corner of Shoreditch High St, Syd's Coffee Stall ascended towards immortality as it was remo… https://t.co/w8QBL4hnN4At The Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1937 - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/bZtfaaZfoc
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifePeter gives this year’s CR Ashbee lecture with @EastEndPSociety Every person has the right to a place they can cal… https://t.co/wARiFNcVD8
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @Heloise_Werner If you actually want to know @thegentleauthor gives very useful instructions! https://t.co/gXNf3sOt34
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo long, Syd’s @thegentleauthor https://t.co/QyvxJqOGwk
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1/11
2020
PETER BARBER, Architect of good quality social housing https://t.co/oaacJtrLNlWith her husband Eddy Stride, Irene Stride In #Spitalfields brought 19 years of much needed compassion and care for… https://t.co/bsDrNCavNj
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe unassuming Royal Oak pub on Columbia road has a very topical title, its rich background In life from the… https://t.co/2WN67oZTRZ
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeNobody can extract the extraordinary from the ordinary quite like @thegentleauthor, today telling the story of miss… https://t.co/S2G7wxNxlX
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeIrene Stride in Spitalfields - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/62qGDuvK9d
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1/10
2020
A good first day at Ruckholt Rd! Still a lot to do but hopefully the phone will be answered tomorrow! https://t.co/8NVaG46RUP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThis incredibly candid photograph by Robert Adamson & David Hill is the earliest known photo of people drinking bee… https://t.co/69oGVkpT38
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeToday Betty Perrior shares her memories of her husband's lifelong passion for photography, and @thegentleauthor bri… https://t.co/qyme3kyaz9
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeMy friend, Lorraine, died last month. Dogs were her life. A 100 Dog Salute is being arranged to honour her funera… https://t.co/9x9UJRrK5S
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeGeoff Perrior’s Spitalfields - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/1jkWEdgk0q
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1/9
2020
“I am sure everyone here tonight will remember this little shop for years to come” At Paul Gardner’s Party, drawing… https://t.co/X2VvpdMsE5
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThis Saturday 11/1 from 10 till 1pm Tower Hamlets council are inviting all local residents to come and view their f… https://t.co/yIwC7dilym
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life“Facade testing for Huawei European Town.” © onlineheld 2017 https://t.co/jFHFsMu8gQ
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeIt's sad to see the moving-on of Gardners Market Sundriesmen in Commercial Road, story told by @thegentleauthor tod… https://t.co/Sb0imjFNPl
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAt Paul Gardners Party https://t.co/jd5ei4FkJu https://t.co/0Y2IgMqoCmAt Paul Gardner's Party - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/QrQ0YFNlwA
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @LdnBoroughOfJam @thegentleauthor @GardnersBags @Leilas_Shop It’s ok, he’s still with us. Go see him at the new sho… https://t.co/hdfNZTVqTA
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor @EastEndTrades @GardnersBags @Leilas_Shop Oh no I didn’t get to say goodbye 😥
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1/8
2020
@thegentleauthor @EastEndTrades @GardnersBags @Leilas_Shop A win for us Leyton residents!
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeGood luck Gardners 👍 https://t.co/9QW60sLqjL
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor @LabourandWait A lovely book
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeYou will not regret buying this. https://t.co/NwpYexgTEK
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSigned copies of THE LIFE & TIMES OF MR PUSSY available now at @LabourandWait https://t.co/XhYd6Veja6Paul Gardner's empty shop today Gardners Market Sundriesmen is moving to 78 Ruckholt Rd, Leyton, E10 5NP. Phone 02… https://t.co/1gpvzokJjS @EastEndTrades great to see all the help in moving the shop and some pics here - Pack your bags: historic family bu… https://t.co/ULWSXzz4Hw
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAre you thinking of becoming a market trader this year read our traders stories for some extra inspiration ✨… https://t.co/2EKLZr3fY1
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life"10 Downing St December 1st, Dec 3rd Mayor Khan at @Pellicci_Cafe" Pauls diary tells our story. Born from… https://t.co/ZxFePIHXN9
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeFolding hand fan, the leaf painted by Walter Sickert with a music hall scene showing Little Dot Hetherington at the… https://t.co/puu2coZvGH
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSnowdrops.. #DebbieGeorge #snowdrops https://t.co/IwTCT7Ig6d
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe are all ynterwoven. All of ower fates are sharid. We neede each othir. We neede everye storye and everye song yn… https://t.co/KvYiTrJVdh
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThey've found a permanent home: The Dioramas of Petticoat Lane - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/YRkVm1CDM7
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA lovely read to wake up with by @thegentleauthor ~ so glad this pub still stands! https://t.co/1h89LThVO1
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA glorious eulogy to @GardnersBags which has moved out to #Leyton - Pack your bags: historic family business moves… https://t.co/QkbpF1hkLC
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1/7
2020
Love & hope & daunsinge & art & musique & libraryes & cattes & theatre & sport & goodnesse & compassioun & respect… https://t.co/GDBGAWctIv
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1/6
2020

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