What a surprise seeing picture of us kids 70 years ago

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