The wooden spools that you see hanging in the streets of Spitalfields indicate houses where Huguenots once resided.
These symbols were put there in 1985, commemorating the tercentenary of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes which brought the Huguenots to London and introduced the word ‘refugee’ to the English language.
Brick Lane Mosque was originally built in 1743 as a Huguenot Church, “L’Eglise de l’Hôpital,” replacing an earlier wooden chapel on the same site, and constructed with capacious vaults which could be rented out to brewers or vintners to subsidise running costs.
If you compare Spitalfields with Westminster, it was the gentry that stayed in Westminster and the working folk who came to Spitalfields – there was a significant class difference.
And whereas half the churches in Westminster followed the French style of worship, in Spitalfields they were not interested in holding services in English.
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This opened in 1743, sixty years after a temporary wooden shack was first built there.
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