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Keeling House, Bethnal Green

A Denys Lasdun Grade II-listed masterpiece, council housing designed in innovative cluster block form for Bethnal Green Metropolitan Borough Council and completed in 1959.

The Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico

A Westminster City Council housing estate of the 1950s; winner of a Civic Trust Award in 2000 as the outstanding building scheme of the previous forty years.

John Scurr House, Ratcliffe Lane, London E14 7JF

John Scurr House is a renovated modernist housing block built by Stepney Metropolitan Borough Council in 1937. At the time, it was the first council scheme to be selected for display at the Ryal Academy’s Annual Exhibition.

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An illegal funeral souvenir.

Funeral spectators were expected to be mournful and well behaved – Jenkin Evans had other ideas.