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Spitalfields Nippers - it is my great delight to reveal these breathtaking photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. These pictures which have never been reproduced before, and have hardly been seen by anyone outside his immediate family, are published with the gracious permission of Horace Warner’s grandson, Ian McGilvray.

At the entrance to the Oxford Arms the Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London was set up to save the Oxford Arms, yet it failed in the endeavour, preserving only this photographic record.>> One of a collection of wonderful early photographs of the Capital.