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These awesome photos from the '80s prove Dalston hasn’t changed that much

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Matilda Egere-Cooper
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Ah, Dalston – the gloriously independent and colourful east London neighbourhood that, despite gentrification here and there, has managed to preserve more character than you can shake a hipster at. Need proof? Take a butcher's at ‘Dalston in the ’80s’, a new photography book showcasing the work of American snapper and former Dalston resident Andrew Holligan. Of course the Cabbage Patch doll, modes of transport and nod to Mr T are straight out of the Thatcher era, but otherwise his black-and-white photos show Dalston has hardly aged. Here’s a sneak peek. 

Andrew Holligan

Andrew Holligan

Andrew Holligan

Andrew Holligan

Andrew Holligan

Andrew Holligan

 ‘Dalston in the ’80s’ by Andrew Holligan is published by Hoxton Mini Press on March 9. 

For more timeless snaps, take a look at these stunning portraits celebrating London's diversity.

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