Piers Gough on Roman Road

Piers Gough CBE: the Bow architect who designed Mile End’s Green Bridge

‘Even though you’re only about seven metres from the ground, you feel like you’re on top of the world. You can see Canary Wharf, you can see the park – there’s a great feeling of ownership of the East End. You think this is where I belong, this is my place’.

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Victoria Park with the City in the distance ©️ Matt Payne

Lockdown photo essay captures aerial photography of an empty Victoria Park

‘The drone allows you to see areas from a very unusual perspective and it has the power to completely transform familiar places. I look for the geometry within infrastructure sometimes and the pathways in the park provided that.’

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First doodlebug was dropped on Grove Road © Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive

World War II’s first doodlebug was dropped on Grove Road

The first V-1 flying bomb, or doodlebug, landed on Grove Road, decimating the railway bridge and killing six people. 30 people were injured and 200 were made homeless. Here’s how it happened.

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