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Our kind of town

Our kind of town
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Our Kind of Town. Keith Howell speaks to Dr William Fishman and illustrator Nicholas Breach about their book, The Streets of East London. He also speaks to the Reverend W. Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, about his book, A Guide to Steam Railways in Great Britain. The programme touches on employment; prostitution; the welfare state; Dr Thomas Barnardo; Frederick Charrington; Jack the Ripper; Queen Victoria; the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Clarence; Montague Druitt; Vladimir Lenin; George Lansbury; George (should be Joseph?) Fels; Joseph Stalin; Whitechapel; the Sidney Street Siege; Prince Peter Kropotkin; the Jewish Anarchist Club; Bishop of Stepney, Trevor Huddleston; Councillor Paul Beasley; housing and redevelopment. Produced by Dave Loitner(?) and Bavin Cook. Break in recording where news bulletin edited out.
Keith Howell; Bavin Cook; Dave Loitner(?); Wilbert Vere Awdry; William Fishman; Nicholas Breach
Books; Authors; London; Writers; Employment; Prostitution; History; Joseph Stalin; Sieges; Bishops; Queen Victoria; Jack the Ripper; Prince of Wales; Social welfare; Thomas the Tank Engine (fictional character); Illustrators; Trevor Huddleston; Whitechapel; The Streets of East London; A Guide to Steam Railways in Great Britain; Thomas Barnardo; Frederick Charrington; Albert, Prince Albert Victor; Duke of Clarence; Montague Druitt; Vladimir Lenin; George Lansbury; George Fels?; Joseph Fels?; Peter Kropotkin; Jewish Anarchist Club; Paul Beasley; Sidney Street

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