Jess Hurd

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Posts Tagged ‘Tower Hamlets’

Life Under Lockdown – Lansbury Lawrence Primary School

Last week I spent a day documenting Lansbury Lawrence Primary School in Tower Hamlets. I was intrigued to see what life was like on the Covid frontline and how restrictions were implimented. It also happened to be Keyworker Week.

The classes are in “bubbles” so teachers and children from the same class do not need to mask up, unless the teachers are in communal areas like the dinner hall.

I started with breakfast club at 8am, then I photographed the parents bringing their children to school, emerging through the fog. The first thing they have to do is sanitise their hands. Then it was a staff weekly briefing, online of course, from separate rooms. The staffroom had been repurposed as a music room and there were big X’s on the seats so staff don’t sit down. Another room is used as a staffroom with a through-flow of air and a table each, socially distanced.

There are different entrances and exits for classes to go out for breaks and children have their own box of sports equipment and games to play outside. The corridors are cold as winter begins to bite and windows have to remain open.

Lunchtime was forensic, with bubble tables cleaned down between each sitting and classes alternating between packed lunches in classrooms and hot meals in the canteen. All the staff wore masks or face shields. Meals are delivered to children who need them at home.

The day ended with an online school assembly.

Then home time!

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Tower Hamlets UNISON Strike

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Tower Hamlets council workers UNISON strike action against Tower Rewards, a contract imposing worse terms and conditions, Whitechapel, London.

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Crane collapse East London one dead

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Crane collapses in Watts Grove a working class estate in Bow, E3 killing one woman and injuring four and destroying two homes. Tower Hamlets, East London.

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Stay Home Save NHS

Haq with his tribute to the NHS during the Covid 19 lockdown and Ramadan, Tower Hamlets, East London.

East London ❤️ #NHS still clapping! #clapforthenhs #ClapForCarers#ThankYouNHS #coronavirusuk #coronavirus #clapforNHS
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Thank You NHS!

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Helen bangs her saucepan from a tower block during a Thursday night clap for carers and the NHS during Covid 19, Tower Hamlets, East London.

East London ❤️ #NHS still clapping! #clapforthenhs #ClapForCarers#ThankYouNHS #coronavirusuk #coronavirus #clapforNHS
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Thank You NHS!

East London ❤️ #NHS #clapforthenhs #ClapForCarers#ThankYouNHS #coronavirusuk #coronavirus #clapforNHS
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

East London Mosque New Zealand Vigil

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Action Against Drug Dealers

Community activists erect spoof street signs highlighting the levels of local E2 drug dealing, apparently the cheapest heroin in Europe. The anti drugs street art campaign called the Columbia Road Cartel has been commissioned by the Weavers Community Action Group. Shoreditch, East London.

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Grafton House Fire

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Grafton House where a twelfth floor fire is contained and brought under control by over 50 firefighters at a 22 story East End Homes tower block in Mile End. East London.

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Sylvia Pankhurst Mural

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Save the Bees

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Winter Fog

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East End Street Party – Queen’s 90th Birthday

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Gathering Clouds

Storm clouds gather over Canary Wharf, London Docklands and Poplar. East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm clouds gather over Canary Wharf, London Docklands and Poplar. East London.
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Winter Party Dress

Father and daughter, wearing a party dress,  walk through a green space on a sunny winters day. Tower Hamlets, East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Father and daughter, wearing a party dress, walk through a green space on a sunny winters day. Tower Hamlets, East London.
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Canary Wharf

Storm clouds gather over Canary Wharf and the financial buildings in the London Docklands. Poplar, East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Storm clouds gather over Canary Wharf and the financial buildings in the London Docklands. Poplar, East London.
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Dear Vandal…

Message graffitied on a wall by a local Poplar resident about the loss of a vandalised yellow rose bush. Tower Hamlets, East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Message graffitied on a wall by a local Poplar resident about the loss of a vandalised yellow rose bush. Tower Hamlets, East London.
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“Dear Vandal,

The yellow rose bush that grew here gave joy to many who passed by, some who have no garden of their own. It was probably older than you and its flower smelled heavenly. Why did you tear it from the ground: Are you proud of your actions?

Try making people happy, not sad, your life will improve.

All the Best, Local Resident”

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Polling Station Police

Police officer on duty at a Tower Hamlets Polling Station. General Election. East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Police officer on duty at a Tower Hamlets Polling Station. General Election. East London.
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Election Door Stepping

Carol and Linda talking politics on their doorstep. Carol was going to vote UKIP, but couldn't be bothered. General Election. Tower Hamlets. East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Carol and Linda talking politics on their doorstep. Carol was going to vote UKIP, but couldn’t be bothered. General Election. Tower Hamlets. East London.
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Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening

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International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day – the resulting crop of illicit cultivation in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived London boroughs. Images available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

SwingEAST

Carmen Ghia & The Hotrods play SwingEAST festival in Poplar. Built in 1951, part of the Festival of Britain, Chrisp Street Market is one of London’s most deprived boroughs. East London.

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Save Our Surgeries

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Save our Surgeries East London protest. Doctors and patients are worried that changes to general practice funding will threaten the financial viability of 98 practices across the country and 5 in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived boroughs in the country.

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Canary Wharf in Pink

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Canary Wharf at night, London Docklands, Tower Hamlets, East London.

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Unloved

jj1403147Playground with heart graffiti in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, one of the poorest boroughs in London.

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