In the run up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives will illustrate historic street parties in the East End, ranging from the Peace Parties of 1919 to the 2012 Olympics.
The library has acquired a new collection of photos of street parties that were held for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and the Golden Jubilee in 2002. They were taken by Stan Jones, who died in December age 91. He had lived in the same house in Bow since 1939 and was a keen amateur photographer, leaving a big collection of prints and glass plate negatives
The event will also feature a creative family workshop where visitors can make bunting and decorations inspired by old photos. In the afternoon there will be talks from our local history librarian on the resources we hold for researching the history of your house, street and the people who lived there.