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23 July 2012

See the Spitalfields Dioramas

Last week, we looked at the excellent library at the Bishopsgate Institute, and if any readers remain unconvinced and in need of a reason to drop in, they are in luck. As highlighted by the amazing Spitalfields Life blog, a set of dioramas, originally created for the Bell Public House, Middlesex Street, in the 1970s, are currently on show in the main reading room.

A few weeks ago, your author dropped into the unveiling of the dioramas, originally created by model maker Howard Karslake, and was pleasantly surprised, finding very well observed details in models depicting Petticoat Lane Market, the Truman Brewery and the Bell at the end of the nineteenth century.

For more, see http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/content/1690/The-Dioramas-of-Spitalfields and for more from Spitalfields Life why not buy the excellent book.

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