london eastern drifts

wanderings, happenings, history, East of London



Horror-Art..Moral biker gangs..and my beloved favourite ghostsign.

The many lives of one of my favourite stretches of old East London road. I did a history walk around the homelands of Plaistow (work, rest and Playstow as nobody calls it yet!?) on Sunday with a full group of... Continue Reading →

Bata-Ville.. Utopian shoe-makers’ town on the Thames marshlands.

It was a bit of a privilege to be able to explore the Bata sites in East Tilbury as part of the Essex Architecture Weekend in September, organised by Radical Essex. You may remember Bata, the Czech shoemaking company making... Continue Reading →

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