The launch of Kate Thompson’s new book: The Stepney Doorstep Society, was really well attended as you can see from the photo above. It was held last Thursday in The Women’s Hall, at the Tower Hamlets Archives and featured lively first hand accounts from many of the ladies whose stories are in Kate’s book. You can see them on the stage in the photo.
The Stepney Doorstep Society gives a voice to the selfless matriarchs of London’s East End who sacrificed everything to protect their families and communities.
History is usually written about the exploits of the ruling class – but this book is refreshingly different. Kate has been visiting and listening to working class Eastenders as a key part of her research. She came to visit the Geezers last year, and on the day of the launch popped a copy of the book through Ray’s front door.
Kate wrote a brilliant preview of the book in this Daily Mail article here.