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The first Peabody Housing Estate

In 1864, the first families moved in to these Peabody Buildings, the first of the housing projects funded by the American banker George Peabody.

St Dunstan’s Lodge for blinded veterans

It was this building that gave its name to the charity set up in the 1915 to provide rehabilitation, training and lifelong support to those who lost their sight in war.

Toynbee Hall

This Grade II listed arts and crafts building is still home to Toynbee Hall, one of the world’s first university settlements.

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Empty plinth of ‘The Dockers’ on the Lansbury estate, Poplar

By Rosamund Lily West. In 1962, the LCC installed ‘The Dockers’ by Sydney Harpley on the Lansbury estate in Poplar. Today, the sculpture is not there, it’s just an empty plinth. This viewpoint looks at why the LCC chose the subject of dockers and how the collapse of the industry in the area is linked to the vandalisation, and subsequent removal, of the sculpture.