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On Bethnal Green

I grew up in Upminster, the eastern terminus of the District Line. Depending on my mood, I’ll describe myself either as having grown up in London (post-boundary changes, Upminster was in the London Borough of Havering), or in south Essex. For years, I maintained that Upminster was naturally part of London, because it was on the London Underground; lying as we did on the inner edge of the green belt, we naturally looked west into London than east into Essex. I spent much of the summers of my teenage years pottering around London on the Tube. For the princely sum… Read More »On Bethnal Green