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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 (they/them)

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Ever wondered what kind of companies were based in the monstrous Broadgate Centre in Bishopsgate? Energy supplier B… https://t.co/QKhBTjMaUU'It hasn't sunk in': Residents win 60% rent reduction in East London council flats https://t.co/3MLDsUdyoS @nicholas_sack @JohnConstableRA @GrimArtGroup @thegentleauthor https://t.co/8vd7NiYFDK
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAlas! Just heard from @timharker50 that the beautiful WINDOW CASTLE in the Harrow Castle is being completely facade… https://t.co/txhyJYrBaeAs featured in my book EAST END VERNACULAR. The Gowing family drapers' shop is the building to the right... https://t.co/M1bsmchjNy @JohnConstableRA This painting by Gowing is included, with an insightful commentary by The Gentle Author, in the en… https://t.co/tDdLAmPsjo
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeBravo Martin! Support this local wonderful business in Spitafields! https://t.co/7vVv47e4f0
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSome new #london photos on Instagram (la_londinese), including this example of #facadism @thegentleauthor https://t.co/NhQxOfkZrK
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeA delightful ode to the delights of two isolationists companionship - On Missing Mr Pussy In Summer | tks… https://t.co/VUUVv3jEh2
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life"The Bookshops of Old London," by @thegentleauthor So sad so many of these gems are now long gone. https://t.co/EqzUppPSMT
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOn Missing Mr Pussy In Summer - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/5tA6hzO8TY
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe #Bookshops Of Old London | @thegentleauthor https://t.co/1aex7svsJj
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life'The heat relaxed Mr Pussy’s connection to the world and he fell, he let himself go far away on a spiritual odyssey… https://t.co/0kQkZmKw3O
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8/14
2020
@thegentleauthor The building had some wonderful plaques dedicated to William Friese-Greene ... I hope they are rep… https://t.co/S6TtXiSx8h
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWhat's left of the King's Rd Odeon.... #ghastlyfacadism https://t.co/jMajRtNXThSpitalfields resident to play Prince Philip! https://t.co/pAdvTtE6OPMeet John Bringhurst, Seditious Printer of Shoreditch! https://t.co/7CNXnvSfRN https://t.co/WsUmD6XcIvMy thanks to @thegentleauthor for inviting in an overlooked printer https://t.co/rcp2ChEtQ4
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeJohn Bringhurst, Seditious Printer - Sally Jeffrey via @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/HLezekTzN4
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8/13
2020
Great blog post via @thegentleauthor on the old bookshops of #London - https://t.co/EE3JRos9iE
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAmazing raffle prizes could be yours when you donate to ⁦@Arnold_Circus⁩ fundraiser. See site for details. Just ove… https://t.co/QpZHhu6lyy
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Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeMoney Laundering @NovAutomation So simple a child can do it! https://t.co/l3smiLmtD7
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Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLondon’s East End Eden: a horticultural history https://t.co/oV4MLu9mOV via @financialtimes
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @silverlocket5 @thegentleauthor We chose Beryl Bainbridge The Bottle Factory Outing & Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The… https://t.co/84baCMZFIF
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @silverlocket5 @thegentleauthor @Dauntbooks All excellent. All these old bookshops made me think of Arnold Bennett’… https://t.co/YREACb1TRR
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOh! This blog post from @thegentleauthor re London’s old bookshops has me so nostalgic! To be a poor, young editori… https://t.co/3FTbGS8YDR
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @silverlocket5 @rupertbu @thegentleauthor @Dauntbooks @Sotherans @MaggsBros https://t.co/qeVqIZRDnA
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeMy eagle-eyed manager points out that the picture of Frank Hollings of Cloth Fair in @thegentleauthor’s brilliant p… https://t.co/Uf2u2PjKCx
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeJoin @thegentleauthor on his stroll around The Bookshops Of Old London, possibly we will bump into @silverlocket5https://t.co/ZjMhziCjwR
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @thegentleauthor this is a c.1910 replica of an early 18thc original that as far as I can tell has gone missing? br… https://t.co/74pdMkEfid
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Bookshops Of Old London - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/cZ3iWPbSOL
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI often imagine the ghosts of readers past at Daunt Books in Marylebone where I work so imagine my feelings on seei… https://t.co/mcTPyzBUfV
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life'They were such havens of peace from the clamour of the streets' @thegentleauthor on the pleasures of browsing in L… https://t.co/9mEZOAq2N0
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8/12
2020
"..mesmerising....insubstantial apparitions glimpsed in moonlight...ephemeral and eternal, haunting the mind." Don… https://t.co/s6MoWjepd9
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeProtesters clash with Hoxton museum’s board over slave trader Robert Geffrye’s statue https://t.co/r04JQzz9uTThe @beigelbakebl miniature commission is finished and heading off to it's new.owner shortly. I love getting to rec… https://t.co/ccJ23HdPr4
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeCovid pandemic has left Brick Lane ‘a curry ghost town with three months left’ https://t.co/2ahRHlZEnp
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life"https://t.co/BGwBDHxAup supports Runnymede’s decades-long work to integrate the teaching of British histories of r… https://t.co/yO7fSAHSTP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe made a new website for schools! It charts the fascinating history & contemporary landscape of Brick Lane's curr… https://t.co/sB7FkHDSrH
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSalad leaves are one of the most productive and worthwhile crops for growing in small spaces. Needing just three to… https://t.co/KXMr3R4xEB
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Spitalfields Bowl | Spitalfields Life https://t.co/1MRJEeINxv
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOur posts on Spitalfields silkweavers, many of them Huguenots: https://t.co/ew0UrrR0Jj https://t.co/khQQsGDzBg
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life#EatOutToHelpOut at Genesis today! That's 50% off all popcorn and soft drinks to go along your cinema visit, and al… https://t.co/NgXw8gDH9F
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSome of the Raffle prizes Aesop - 2 x skincare kits Ally Capellino - An Arnold bag Anatome - gift box Grace & Thor… https://t.co/0GtrKyZEcp
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @CFC_Me_ @BrthrJcb @fugueur @thegentleauthor @pieandmashoff @fta_fx @PieMashTour @leytonoflondon #cookespies availa… https://t.co/SXoBBuh4cO
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeRT @thegentleauthor The Spitalfields Bowl https://t.co/nNsSxvDju0
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeSo sad to see this over on Broadway Market. #Pieandmash #pienmash https://t.co/Bf4vgl378p
Retweeted by Spitalfields Lifehttps://t.co/QBgWoydRB5 @thegentleauthor https://t.co/tVB0NIHygF
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeGlorious human ingenuity and creativity personified in The Spitalfields Bowl and captured by @lucindadouglasmenzieshttps://t.co/FkMLhSiKwi
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life @BrthrJcb @PieMashTour @fugueur @thegentleauthor @cookespies @pieandmashoff @fta_fx @leytonoflondon Asking price £1… https://t.co/wjqsU3x803
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Spitalfields Bowl - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/9P5ThQBkh0
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8/11
2020
Bandele Ajetunmobi photographed London's east end from the late 1940s. His works were largely destroyed but for a f… https://t.co/kkxnxI1eUg
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeFriday: Very hot humid afternoon, cooler in the shade on the Circus. We set up sprinklers and watered also tidied… https://t.co/ls2WRTtWAa
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeNext is @thegentleauthor’s recent post on Dragan Novakovic’s fascinating photography of life on Brick Lane. Dragan… https://t.co/s7jmQA1XXz
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeGreat to hear Bow Church is one of @thegentleauthor favourite places in the East End. Thanks for the excellent arti… https://t.co/jlYdw9FOSl
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeTom Vowden @CoruscateGlass, Stained Glass Conservator, is @BowChurch cleaning a window installed in 1950's. This po… https://t.co/kNyEQgv6CP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThis is sad. Remember going in there when it was Frankle Trimmings. Probably will be another franchise supermarket. https://t.co/X2T44suOaC
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeDo the animals in the window honour #ArthurBroome, former Rector of Bow - a founder member of the Society for the P… https://t.co/uHkTbb9oph
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe East End’s first ‘godfather’ - and #Poldark villain - Joseph Merceron THE BOSS OF BETHNAL GREEN - video podcast… https://t.co/cdmGyCJKEC
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeTom Vowden, Stained Glass Conservator - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/Igrvp4P1N8
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life#SomethingBeautiful - my beloved River Thames flowing on through London last night as it has done for the whole of… https://t.co/BgcfrBm3a3
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life'Held in the affections of East Enders and City Gents alike, the Halal Restaurant is an important landmark in our c… https://t.co/OJZRogjkT3
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI just love @thegentleauthor So many wonderful stories and so beautifully structured. https://t.co/OND9cm7AD2
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeDid they have permission to demolish?! https://t.co/lhscBqYzJu
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeHere's an inspiring, albeit sad tale from @thegentleauthor https://t.co/iQGesYhtFn
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8/10
2020
In 1916, Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette in London used a motorised scooter known as a Autoped #womensart https://t.co/0IgS1OVn5W
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLondon tonight https://t.co/41qUWCowB6What a place #spitalfields is. #edwardholand #barber https://t.co/01ZkHQT3Jf
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeNew additions to the Farm Shop as we harvest some of the summer crops! To order yours, check out our online shop:… https://t.co/Xio0ftIJES
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOver 150 of Horace Warner's photographs are published in the book I edited in 2014, SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS https://t.co/ED7dfKY6XZ*Josiah Simmons was a taylor, like his father Josiah who moved to Cardiff from Spitalfields & married there in 1863… https://t.co/PsI6uHD3UM
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe plum tree is seen as a symbol of spring - bringing warmth, transition and the promise of fruitfulness. In Chine… https://t.co/36Cqw0K8sP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAt Club Row animal market, Spitalfields, London, United Kingdom, 1951. Photograph by Izis Bidermanas. https://t.co/ns3hDp2sQo
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLondon's Spitalfields doing a good job of pretending it's not 2020. #morrisminor #classiccars https://t.co/aUuU4wycZl
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeTIL about Anna Maria Garthwaite, who designed floral silk in the 1740s in Spitalfields, as depicted in this portrai… https://t.co/0NIWitymZ7
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifePetticoat Lane In London A vintage postcard featuring a busy Petticoat Lane, the food and fashion market, in Spital… https://t.co/N8oKRcUDPr
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeChrist Church Spitalfields. Shame about the lamp post, that'll teach Hawksmoor to take a day off... https://t.co/KvGp7onPeb
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLooking for inspiration for your small courtyard space / balcony / window box / patio planters / problem shady corn… https://t.co/4twQfYfPnJ
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI'm helping to save an old building at risk by sponsoring a tile at the #SPABOldHouse project! For only £25, you to… https://t.co/s6t0ZybUjp
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life"Don't demolish old buildings" Well what have we been saying https://t.co/3foPazYLzk
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe urgency of protecting historic buildings in Spitalfields – often not statutorily listed when they should be –… https://t.co/JNBl5wMuie
Retweeted by Spitalfields Life*Before and After* These sashes and boxes have, however, now been replaced by uPVC windows. This, more than paint,… https://t.co/jdUl6rHl66
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeNumber 75 Brick Lane, until a week or two ago, had a decent set of late 19th or early 20th century timber-made sash… https://t.co/QBCuZjhxTl
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeOne of the architectural marvels of Spitalfields is the shop front on 56 Artillery Lane. Constructed during the mid… https://t.co/dr1xy8kxOt
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeLovely to be back @BishopsgateInst with @c_r_goldspink getting the library ready for all you wonderful folk who’ve… https://t.co/tRfu6rZTPI
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThank you so much! This has had a huge impact on people’s sense of safety around our gardens and neighbourhood. https://t.co/SHdAjEGYY0
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeWe must make certain that aftir thys pandemic the worlde ys NOT just onlyne deliverye, chain stores, and streaminge… https://t.co/cH87iNs8pF
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe door to @DennisSeversHse is very special and if you're lucky enough to visit look up when you walk in! I like i… https://t.co/k5Gf1TuPKm
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifePodcast available now! My talk last week to the Whitechapel Society, all about THE BOSS OF BETHNAL GREEN:… https://t.co/7Q7VNYiOys
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI should add that the @ftweekend excelled itself yesterday with an absolutely dreamy and inspiring article by… https://t.co/53H41ofQGS
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeMartin White, Textile Consultant - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/dmLovaWJfA
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeMartin White, Textile Consultant, of @CrescentTrading, in contrast to his late-partner Philip Pittack, a Rag Mercha… https://t.co/ZxQK9oke9A
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeI don’t know what took me so long @i_am_mill_i_am @birchos @johnmitchinson @BacklistedPod I have no words for how m… https://t.co/T7qcz5Ubmp
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeAnd here's the follow-up piece by @thegentleauthor where #MartinWhite reveals his story, how he acquired his remark… https://t.co/nzzreLikDP
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeNice piece on the historic relationship of horticulture and the “city fringe”. Time to make it a thing again, espec… https://t.co/7tasr0vEWS
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8/9
2020
@danieljohnsonuk This happened in the spring, Daniel..."If you were eighty-nine years old & your business partner of thirty years died of Coronavirus, could you find the… https://t.co/5z4dEmnIR4
Retweeted by Spitalfields LifeThe Re-Opening Of Crescent Trading - @thegentleauthor at Spitalfields Life https://t.co/w6xt8knTI3
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8/8
2020

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