Paper & Bags: Spitalfields Mystery 4


Paper & Bags, unknown location, Spitalfields, photo by Philip Marriage

Paper & Bags, unknown location, Spitalfields, photo by Philip Marriage

Philip Marriage got in touch with the photograph above, taken in the Spitalfields area in 1985. It is part of a wider collection of archive photos that he has, many published on the Spitalfields Life blog here. Philip has been trying to pinpoint the locations of each of his photos, with some being easier than others. This Paper & Bags picture is one that he hasn’t been able to place and so I suggested putting it out to the wider Ghostsigns community to see if anyone can help.

By way of clues are the distinctive door lintel, the Gifto Textiles shop, and the door number (22) on the left side. Philip also notes that the negative appears between photos for the Old Two Bells pub on Brick Lane, and the Ship & Blue Ball on Boundary Passage, Shoreditch. This would place it between the two, but where exactly? Answers on a postcard, or in the comments below…

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