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Selling off the Bancroft is 'no go' for us Cockneys

PUBLISHED: 19:15 16 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, SELLING off Bancroft History Library is no go for us, the proper East Londoners, the Cockneys who are the protectors of our history who suffered poverty and bad housing in the 1920s and 30s and the Blitz in 1940-41. Why do we need to be constantly reminded of the Holocaust (Viener Library earmarked to take over the Bancroft)?

Dear Editor,

SELLING off Bancroft History Library is no go for us, the proper East Londoners, the Cockneys who are the protectors of our history who suffered poverty and bad housing in the 1920s and 30s and the Blitz in 1940-41.

Why do we need to be constantly reminded of the Holocaust (Viener Library earmarked to take over the Bancroft)? We know what happened was something terrible. Schools teach these subjects and so does the Ragged School Museum.

But our local history in East London should come first and foremost.

The library at Bancroft is full of the history of East End treasures. More people should use it.

The sad thing is that many of the people who are elected to our local authorities would like to destroy our history and eventually impose something that is from another part of the world and another culture.

We are having imposed on us a way of life by the 'back door' that we do not want.

At times we do not know what is happening, only through the East London Advertiser. Keep our history safe from outsiders.

G Renshaw

Durant-street, Bethnal Green


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