Idea Store - Gateway Housing Association Exhibition East End: The Place We Call Home

Gateway Housing Association Exhibition East End: The Place We Call Home

The East End; it has always been shaped by the people who call it home but whose incredible life stories often do not get told. Now it is time for these poignant lives and the equally remarkable tale of social housing and East End homes to take centre stage with this fascinating new exhibition.
Gateway Housing Association who are celebrating 90 years in the East End, bringing homes to lower income households, have created this unique exhibition.
With extensive archive and first - hand accounts, hear from Gateway residents, like Daisy, bombed out during the blitz and who went with her family to live under the railway arches and Deng, Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets whose parents moved from Vietnam.
It highlights the unsung heroes who were dedicated to the East End, including Ayub Ali Master who founded The Indian Seaman’s League and social reformer Edith Ramsay.
The exhibition showcases those who fought for better housing as well as the innovative architects who designed homes like Grade 2 listed Lennox House, opened in 1937. Or find out about the fascinating link between Neville Chamberlain and Queen Margaret Flats in Bethnal Green as well as the important history of other local homes.
This timely exhibition gives us a chance to reflect on the vibrant lives and places that make East End: The Place We Call Home

Monday 17 October – Monday 31 October, Idea Store Bow
Monday 7 November – Saturday 31 December, Idea Store Whitechapel
Monday 2 January – Tuesday 31 January 2017, Idea Store Canary Wharf
Wednesday 1 – Tuesday 28 February 2017, Idea Store Watney Market

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