Aldgate in Camera

Aldgate in Camera is a public exhibition organised by  Aldgate Community Events exhibiting images of Aldgate through the years, displayed as close as possible to the original place it was taken. As well as the photos, there are mini exhibitions in suitcases scattered around the locality, featuring items that tell the story of people who have lived in the area.

Aldgate library has put together a display of items we hold which feature photographs of the area as well. Our Special Collections also hold some historic photos of the buildings housing the University in Aldgate on Old Castle Street and Goulston street, including Calcutta House, which used to be a Brooke Bond Tea factory, and the Wash House (previously the Women’s Library) which used to be ¬†public bath.

If you are interested in the history of the area, local institutes involved in the project include:

Bishopsgate Institute

Guildhall Library

London Metropolitan Archives

Tower Hamlets Archives

Aldgate in Camera exhibition continues until 15th September.

Calcutta House 1940s image copyright London Metropolitan University

image copyright London Metropolitan University

image copyright London Metropolitan University

 

 

 

 

 

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