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What a surprise seeing picture of us kids 70 years ago

PUBLISHED: 00:50 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:21 05 October 2010

Queueing for 'fathing bundles' in Fern-street

Queueing for 'fathing bundles' in Fern-street

Dear Ed, I BOUGHT the East London Advertiser recently and saw a photograph of us kids in the 1930s lining up for our farthing bundle outside Fern Street Settlement in Bromley-by-Bow. My brother and I would go every week, no matter what the weather

Dear Ed,

I BOUGHT the East London Advertiser recently and saw a photograph of us kids in the 1930s lining up for our farthing bundle outside Fern Street Settlement in Bromley-by-Bow. My brother and I would go every week, no matter what the weather was like, and queue quite early in the morning for our little bits and pieces.

I am now 87 and have long since moved from the East End out to Dagenham, but remember those times well. I have a copy of that photograph to remind me, but want to thank the Advertiser for printing it—my grandchildren were very interested to read it.

Mrs Jacobs

Dagenham Avenue, Dagenham


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