The Unreturning Army That Was Youth

You might know Cyprus Street from its role in umpteen TV period dramas. It’s a well-preserved bit of old Bethnal Green. Once firmly bluecollar but now a middle class wet dream straight from the pages of World Of Interiors. The uniform Victorian terrace abrubtly terminates in a jumble of brutal postwar rebuilding. Halfway down is a rare example of a street memorial, erected by The Duke of Wellington Discharged and Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors Benevolent Club – the Duke Of Wellington being the street’s pub (sadly closed, though it retains its sign) a few feet away. It’s a tragically long list of names for so short a street.

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About teninchwheels

Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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