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David Granick: The East End in Colour 1960-1980

We are delighted to announce a new exhibition of previously unseen photographs by David Granick which depict Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Limehouse and the Thames riverside in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. In the decades following the end of the Second World War, the East End was a place usually captured in black and white, so these photographs present a rare chance to see views of these neighbourhoods in the 1960s and 1970s – some still familiar, many since vanished – in colour for the first time.

I went to the exhibition this morning and it was a fascinating snapshot of London in transition: warm yet melancholic shown through muted colours — if you’re in the area I’d highly recommend popping in.

The Guardian has a sample of some of the photographs.

David Granick: The East End in Colour 1960-1980
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Rd, London E1 4DQ