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Oxford House - Prospective Exhibition

I have been in discussions with John Ryan, CEO of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, about a possible exhibition in November of this year. The aim will be to commemorate┬áthe centenary of Charles Booth’s death. 511 more words

Charles Booth's London 2: Attitudes to Europeans and the Absence of Black Londoners

Last time we looked at the Police Notebooks from Charles Booth’s survey of the poor in London and what they had to say about the Asian population of London between 1897 and 1901, this time we’re looking at their attitude to Europeans and also asking why black Londoners are absent from the notebooks. 2,385 more words

Public History

8th January 1914. Slums.

Today saw the death in 1914 of Richard A Cross who was twice Tory Home Secretary between 1874-80 and 1885-1886, and particularly noted as the instigator of the Artisans Dwellings Improvement Act 1875, which had allowed clearance of slum areas. 548 more words