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LOOKING BACK - A Century of Life in Bethnal Green
This is an unusual
and delightful book, informative and moving. Looking Back is Joyce Hampton's first
Initially she set out to write a history of her extended family but during
her research she found so much
of general interest on the history of the London Borough of Bethnal
Green that she set out on the tough
path of writing a local history book with the unusual weave of
a family history reflecting great events.
Among incidents such as Zeppelin raids in World War
One, and the Blitz
of World War Two she touches on family
both wars. Not the least is some original and new research into the terrible disaster
of 3 March 1943
when 173 local inhabitants were crushed to death or suffocated in a panic rush down
the stairs of the local Underground
Station when an air raid was, they thought, taking place.
The book is fully illustrated with 52 items.
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