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Lawrence Jenkin, Spectacle Maker

Lawrence Jenkin, Spectacle Maker

"I’ve been in it all my life. My father never forced me or my brothers into the business but we all chose to do it. It’s a nice business. I love it, I love making frames. I wish I was ten years younger because I’d like to make more frames.”

In August Tom took portraits of Lawrence at work to accompany an interview with The Gentle Author. 

'Algha Works – where Lawrence Jenkin works – is the only historic industrial building still in use in the Fish Island Conservation Area and Britain’s last hand-made spectacle factory, but it is now under threat as the owners have applied for a single-storey extension to convert it to luxury residential use, forcing out the spectacle makers out . . .'

You can read more about Algha Works and Lawrence on the brilliant Spitalfields Life.

James Hamill, Beekeeper

James Hamill, Beekeeper

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