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Christian Aid’s first shop

Where today we find Chanel, between 1964 and 1970 we would have found the first Christian Aid shop. This was not, however, quite like the charity shops so familiar to us now.

Social housing for the East End’s Jewish community

The arch still standing here marks the site of the first housing estate of the Four Per Cent Industrial Dwellings Company, a pioneering social housing project set up by Nathan Mayer Rothschild in the 1880s.

Shopping with the Salvation Army

In 1911 a new retailer opened up shop here. Yet this was no ordinary retailer. This was the grand new Trade Headquarters of the Salvation Army.

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Execution Dock

A brief history of Execution Dock.