Bethnal Green tube station is notable for three things - a disaster, a clock, and some tiles -- and today I am going to talk about the tiles.
On a rather fine looking side street in Bethnal Green can be found a surprisingly impressive, and well maintained war memorial to the dead of WW1.
This is a rather bland, if convenient footpath in Bethnal Green, but one that marks ancient boundaries.
A side street off busy Bethnal Green Road is home to a Victorian building that is undergoing refurbishment, and next month is a chance to go inside and have a look.
Three rusting steel figures in silhouette stand mute watching people jogging past who barely glimpse at them.
As World War Two started to approach what seemed to be its final conclusion, city planners turned their minds to the aftermath, and the rebuilding of homes and factories damaged by wartime bombing.
The Bethnal Green Memorial fund, which you may recall has built half the memorial but still fund raising for the main piece has secured a £10,000 donation from TfL.
At around half past eight tonight, it will be 70 years since the single largest loss of British civilian life during World War 2 - the Bethnal Green Disaster.
Bethnal Green sports two Churches with very notable and yet also very different representations of the Stations of the Cross. Both built within 80 years of each other, yet the older is also the younger, thanks to the after effects…