Reckon you know east London? Think again. The long-lost pictures of the late Stepney-born photographer David Granick have been collected into a new photobook by Hoxton Mini Press, and they cast the streets of yesteryear in warm Kodachrome hues – a million miles away from the usual black-and-white stuff.
Granick’s images span 20 years from 1960, so you’ll recognise plenty of scenes and mourn the loss of many more. Look out for the once resplendent and still brilliant George Tavern in Whitechapel, Stepney Green’s now-demolished Stifford Estate and the hand-painted signage of Percy Dalton’s Nut Products – the site of which is now home to a restaurant with an oyster bar.
See more pictures of the East End in colour…
Stifford Estate, 1961
Spitalfields Market, 1973
Gardiner’s Corner, 1963
Brushfield Street, 1970
Watney Market under construction, 1974
Mile End Road, 1977
Belhaven Street (now demolished), 1977Share the story