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Radical London Radical London

At dawn on the 21 September 1960 bailiffs crashed through the roofs of two council flats in the St Pancras district of central London. After hours of fighting they finally evicted the tenants but what followed was some of the...

Family and Kinship in East London revisited

As well as being the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, 2017 also marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Family and Kinship in East London, Michael Young and Peter Willmott’s classic account of working-class community in post-war Bethnal...

Book review: In a new land

Lovers And Strangers: An Immigrant History Of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills, Allen Lane, £25
“That young man in the double-breasted suit and snapbrim trilby, grasping the handrail of the ship at Tilbury Dock, those girls in their crisp summer dresses…”

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