Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Arnold Circus band stand

The bandstand in Arnold Circus was built for the residents of Boundary Estate. Opened in 1900 by the Prince of Wales, Edward VII, the surrounding flats were built to replace the most notorious slums in London.  The demolishing of the ‘Old Nichol’ was championed by the Reverend Osborne Jay and the writer Arthur Morrison.  The reverends persuasion and Morrison’s ‘A Child of the Jago’ persuaded the newly formed London County Council to improve the conditions of the working class in the East End of London.

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