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Wanstead Historical Society explores the dark side of East London

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Tour guide and author David Charnick will discuss the criminal history of the East End at the Wanstead Historical Society’s meeting on 8 January.

“My talk looks at historical crime in the Whitechapel area and considers how some criminal activity develops with the times, while other crime remains constant,” said David, whose book, The Dark Side of East London, is a study of 18th- and 19th-century crime and wrongdoing. The presentation will take place at Wanstead Library from 7.30pm (visitors: £3).

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