Cheshire Street in London’s East End links Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel. On Sundays it forms part of Brick Lane Market. Jonathan Baker was there one Sunday in October 1973. He took these pictures of shoppers and stall holders.
A large proportion of the Victorian buildings along the street have been demolished, not only from World War 2 bombings in the 1940s but from slum clearance in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Cheshire Street synagogue, aka the United Workmen’s and Wlodowa Synagogue, closed in 1987. The Carpenters Arms, Repton Boxing Club and the Wood Close School are some of the only original buildings to survive.
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