Mile End Road archive pictures, 1979

Pictures from the Mile End Road in the East End of London. It is summer 1979 and Britain is gripped by strikes. The Labour party falls and Margaret Thatcher comes to power.

Mile End Road stretches eastwards from the edge of the City of London through the east end of London. (See more about Mile End Road in Wikipedia.)

This was where I spent 3 years at Queen Mary College. Opposite there was a large expanse of waste from where the World War 2 bombing had inflicted its damage.

Mile End Road 1979, pensioner

Technical detail: Canon AE-1 (original), FD 100 f2.8 (breech lock). Film, Ilford FP4, processed Kodak D76. The pictures here are from scans of the originals.