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roundel 2

In 1995, to celebrate the area’s history and cultural diversity, 25 cast iron roundels, with 20 different patterns, were set into pavements around Spitalfields. Each roundel, looks about the same size as the Victorian 'coal-hole' cover. It carried an image telling a story. The artist, Keith Bowler, who has lived in Spitalfields for many years, designed them and had them cast locally. After 11 years had elapsed, a search was made in 2006 to find them and see how many remained. Only 12 were found.

 

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Corner of Brick Lane and Princelet Street. Textile trade, innit.

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Taken on October 29, 2006