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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Mother, I saved him… but could not save myself’

Recounts the story of Solomon Gellman, aged eleven, who was run down and killed on Commercial Street in 1901 while trying to save his little brother from being injured.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Leapt from a steamboat’

Recounts the story of Charles Edward Emery who tried to save a boy from drowning in the River Thames and lost his own life in the attempt.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, The Three Mills Tragedy

Recounts the story of three men who lost their lives in 1901 while trying to rescue their workmate at the Three Mills Distillery in Bow.

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Margaret Martel

The story of Margaret Martel who was executed in Suffolk Street in 1697.