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Arthur Toms

Arthur Toms, 84 Chatsworth Road, Clapton, Borough of Hackney, London E5, 2011 • Until 2010 this was a Chinese takeaway called Friends, though clearly it had previously been an eel and pie shop. It was then subject to a drive-by shooting – the board across the window in the second image once hid the bullet hole (you can see in the last image on this post). By 2016 it was just a  plain shuttered unit, with the old Arthur Toms sign hidden again. 

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  1. Just the place to pop down for some live eels and a packet of crisps, as you do! lol.

  2. Something terribly sad about ‘progress’ – so many lives and history is lost forever.

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