The Shoreditch Tales gives the history of Shoreditch, Hoxton and Haggerston from the earliest times to the recent past..

Living memories and historical documents are used to tell sometimes humorous, sometimes moving tales of everyday life in Shoreditch from the 1930s to the 1980s. More than forty local people contributed to The Shoreditch Tales. It contains over 100 photos and illustrations, from Victorian times up to the 1980s. Many have never been published before. Objects and memorabilia are also used to help weave the tales. The Shoreditch Tales contains four maps showing the area from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It has 172 pages and is in full colour.

The Shoreditch Tales was published in 2009: ISBN code 978-0-9563222-1-0.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS The Shoreditch Tales is written jointly by Carolyn Clark and Linda Wilkinson. Carolyn lived and worked in Shoreditch for over 20 years. She edited Shoreditch Views in the mid-1980s and wrote the regular Past and Present column in In Shoreditch magazine in the 2000s. Linda Wilkinson lives in Bethnal Green, an area her family has been associated with for 150 years. She wrote Watercress but no Sandwiches: 300 Years of the Columbia Road Area (2001) and co-authored the Oonford Detective Agency - book for young adults (2010). Her plays include Dust at Midnight, Disparate Bodies, Diamond Lil and Bloodline (2010).