Picture of the month

Crossland Square, Bethnal Green, 1954

This picture shows some typical weavers cottages which at one time were very prevalent in Bethnal Green. They are typified by the larger-than-normal windows on the first floor to illuminate the room where the weaving took

Crossland Square was just south of Derbyshire Street. The houses had just been compulsorily purchased by the London County Council as part of the process of creating the appropriately named open space – Weavers Fields.

Image courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives