Nigel Henderson beautifully captures the charm of everyday London life alongside the long lasting effects of World War II

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  • photograph of two boys in a playground, from about 1953
    Nigel Henderson, Unidentified children playing on Chisenhale Road, London, c.1953
  • black and white photograph of three men inside a barber shop circa 1949 - 1956
    Nigel Henderson Photograph of the interior of a barber shop, c. 1949 –1956
  • black and white photograph of a street scene of ABC empire theatre in the late 1940s early 50s
    Nigel Henderson, Photograph of ABC Empire theatre, London, c. 1949 –1956
  • Black and white photograph of Nigel Henderson taking a picture of himself in a mirrored wall by a busy street
    Nigel Henderson, Photograph of Nigel Henderson, self portrait, nd.
  • black and white photograph of a man in the doorway of a building which is in ruins, possibly due to bomb damage, post WWII
    Nigel Henderson, Photograph showing a silhouette of a man through a building in disrepair, possibly bomb damage, c. 1949 –1953
  • black and white photograph of a boy in a street covered with bunting, for Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953
    Nigel Henderson, Photograph of street view during Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation celebrations, 1953
  • black and white photograph of four men outside a shop in East London around 1951
    Nigel Henderson, Photograph of four young men outside a shop in East London c. 1951
  • black and white photograph of a band on and around ladders, about 1949 to 1956
    Nigel Henderson, Photograph of Ronnie Scott Orchestra, c. 1949 –1956

Celebrate Nigel Henderson’s birthday this week with this selection of negatives digitised as part of the Archives and Access project.

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