'To be a true cockney you had to be born within the sound of Bow Bells' In Vanishing East End, researcher and author Megan Hopkinson unravels the rich history of the East End of London. It is a fascinating area, but not without change, and Megan embraces both the historical culture and the ongoing transformations with the finesse of a true historian. Through mesmerising photographs and memories that have been collected over the years, Megan charts the life stories of some of the residents of the East End, and explores the city's changing profile, the trade that shaped the area and the people that made the community what it is. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from further afield, Vanishing East End will give you a taste of authentic London heritage and fashion. Megan embarks on a personal quest to find out what makes the East End such a thriving area, and by documenting it here, she ensures that it doesn't vanish from our memories forever.