13 April 2015


The Gentle Author, who writes the extraordinary blog called Spitalfields Life (don’t miss the pictures of blossom trees two days ago) has published another book. Spitalfields Nippers consists of photographs by the amateur photographer Horace Warner at the turn of the last century. What word can one use of them? Unforgettable? Touching? Heartrending? Perhaps there isn’t one. We’ll have five pictures on the Post this week, and the book in stock at the shop. This photograph is of Joey Lyons and Nellie Stark. Joey was born in 1896, worked as a boot finisher from the age of 14, and died in Suffolk in 1967.