“The East End In Colour”: Rare And Gorgeous Kodachrome Photographs Of London In The 1960s And 1970s


Brushfield Street, 1970 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

These previously unpublished photographs by David Granick capture the streets and waterways of London’s East End in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. Journey back in time to a place now long vanished.

David Granick (1912-1980) was a photographer who lived in the East End his whole life. His color slides laid untouched until 2017 when a local photographer, Chris Dorley-Brown, examined them at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.

“I was completely blown away by these pictures,” says Dorley-Brown, of the first time he saw Granick’s slides. “I had always suspected that there was a great color collection of East London photographs taken during this era.”

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Belhaven Street, 1977 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


The New Globe, Mile End Road, 1977 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


The George Tavern, Commercial Road, 1969 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Watney Market, 1974 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Spitalfields Market, 1973 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Whitechapel Road, 1965 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Stifford Estate, Stepney Green, 1961 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Gardiners, 1960s © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


West India Dock, 1971 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Alie Street, 1963 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Commercial Road, 1974 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives


Three Colt Street, 1975< © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives/small>

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