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British Library

Alongside their physical collections of books and manuscripts, the British Library holds a huge archive of oral history and sound material. Here you can find lots of audio clips relating to the history of Petticoat Lane and the characters of the area.

Survey of London

Survey of London is a great online resource for those wanting to learn more about the history of Whitechapel and the surrounding areas, as well as those that want to explore what
the area has on offer today.

Toynbee Hall

Founded in 1884 by Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Toynbee Hall is now a local institution providing support to local people in the form of practical help and advice, supporting people develop skills and into work, and working with local communities to share stories from the past.

Memories of Petticoat Lane and Surrounding Areas is a Facebook group with over 2000 members where people regularly share stories and memories from the area. Keep an eye out and you might come across something you remember too!

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