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WW II London Blitz- Lyons Corner House waitresses, called "nippies".

'Nippies' (Lyons tea shop waitresses) remove protective shutters from windows in early morning, 1940

Washing the doorstep in Shap St with the Fellows Court Estate beyond, 1974. (Copyright Hackney Archives Department)

Washing the doorstep in Shap St with the Fellows Court Estate beyond, (Copyright Hackney Archives Department) London

At The Shops With Tony Hall

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

Here is an interesting fact- the lion used in the original MGM movie logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed. The lion was named Slats. It growls rather than roar in the film shooting. Slats was used on all black and white films from 1924 to 1928. For years, the lion would tour with MGM promoters to signify the studio’s launch. During this time, he survived 2 train wrecks, a flood in Mississippi, an earthquake in California, a fire, and a plane crash…

The lion used in the original MGM movie logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed.

Mr Gorton's chemist, 146 Whitechapel Rd, London, 1900

Mr Gorton's chemist, 146 Whitechapel Rd, London, My great grandfather's shop.

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