London’s East End Then & Now
London’s East End Then & Now is a superb collection photographs, compiled by photographer and successful author Steve Lewis. Scenes of yesteryear are contrasted with modern colour views to show what has been lost and what remains. This book offers an insight into people’s daily lives and living conditions in the East End, and the nature of the photographs and Steve Lewis’s informative captions show the sometimes drastic changes which have taken place in the name of progress, not least to accommodate the 2012 Olympic Games.
Drawing on detailed local knowledge of the community (through interviewing the subjects of the photographs, old and new) and illustrated with a wealth of fascinating images, this book recalls what has changed in the East End in terms of buildings, traditions and ways of life.