27 Jul '11, 7pm

The Children of London's Spitalfields Slums in Photographs 100 Years Ago. #history #London

The Children of London's Spitalfields Slums in Photographs 100 Years Ago. #history #London

The First World War was soon to cast a shadow over these children's lives, but until the trials and difficulties of becoming young adults arose these children spread smiles and joy by playing their games, playing make believe and just being children, as children are everywhere, no matter what their circumstances. Yes they had chores and a hard life. Some had no parents and had to make do by themselves. Others had parents so worn down from their own desperate attempts to make ends meet that they had no time for their children or even use for them except to help in that never ending task. Others were luckier, with two rooms for the family, not just one, and jobs for the father or mother. Yet all of them shared one thing in these photos: "The elusive drama of childhood itself."

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