Chatsworth Road: Photos of a fading, changing Hackney

Chatsworth Road: Photos of a fading, changing Hackney

Omar Jan lived for several years in the vicinity of Chatsworth Road, E5, a largely retail street in Lower Clapton which has, like the wider neighbourhood, gone through a lot of changes in recent years as London has grown. (I know this because I’ve lived in the area since the late 1980s). Omar, an admirer of Henri Cartier-Bresson, has kindly given permission for On London to publish some of the Chatsworth Road street scenes he captured just a few years back – some of which have already faded or disappeared. Enjoy the selection below.

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Diva style. Every street should have some.

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Yesterday’s news.

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Old houses reflected in a new-style shop window.

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Tyre shops guys. I’ve been a customer there.

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New look Chats.

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Further reflections.

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The weekly shop?

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Antique shop or junk shop? Discuss.

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