Atmosphere by the brick outhouse load! The rear of Pereira Street c1900 gives a stark impression of the poverty of the East End neighbourhoods in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The housing was coming to the end of its life, and the area was cleared shortly after the Great War. The Barclay Perkins sign is on the Freemasons Arms pub which was demolished at the same time, and the tall chimney in the distance belongs to the Albion Brewery in Whitechapel Street.

Replicating this little lot is going to be great fun; the back yards are crammed full with the cameo modeller’s delights, and it’s obviously a Monday. The outside toilet looks singularly uninviting…and the wooden Tower of Babel in the furthest ‘garden’ is a pigeon loft. Just look at those chimneys!

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