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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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.

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

  • 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

    © Nigel Henderson Estate

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

Find out more about the Archives and Access Project.