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Midweek ramblings, and another page!

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 04/08/2010

In the two weeks since we launched this site we’ve had almost five hundred visitors, not bad for an East-End launderette! Thanks to everyone who’s taken a look at our pages, and a huge thank you to those who return. We want this website to be a community forum, so if you want to contact us for any reason or if you have a suggestion for a feature, please let us know via our ‘About You’ page. If you’re involved in a local group or club and want us to feature your organisation or advertise an event, please let us know via our ‘Community Noticeboard’ page.

Old Boundary Laundry, 1906 © Metropolitan Archives

The middle of the week  means post-a-page day here at Launderette Lodge, so we’ve gone for the history angle today. The Boundary Estate has an incredibly rich history, as indeed does the whole neighbourhood, but we’ve concentrated on the factors that led to the building of the estate and how the notorious Old Nichol slum was eventually razed to the ground and the Boundary Estate was built. Over time we hope to publish more brief histories about the estate and the area.

Our next page to be published will be about ‘A Child of the Jago’, the novel that gave the Old Nichol such unwarranted notoriety, the author Arthur Morrison and Father Osborne Jay, the inspiration for Father Sturt in the novel.

We hope you enjoy the ‘Brief History’, and our other pages too! We’ll be back on Friday as usual, with details of local events and activities.

Arnold Circus Looking East, 1901 © Metropolitan Archives


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