One of Heather’s aunts, Louisa Ann Windsor, wrote a memoir that gave personal insight into working- class family life in the East End of London during the early 20th century. She described the house they lived in, the personalities of family members and the housework that her mother did.
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS LIBRARY
The LSE library provided information about conscientious objectors and details of Walter’s political speeches ( lse. ac.uk).
Heather did a free online course with Strathclyde University which taught her how to research her family history.
TOWER HAMLETS ARCHIVE
If you have ancestors who lived in the borough, Tower Hamlets Archive ( towerhamlets.
gov.uk) is a great resource, with newspaper cuttings about local life, records going back to the 17th century and rate books, that can reveal where your family lived in the area and how much rent they would have paid.