David Hoffman Photo Library
Terms and Conditions
The galleries only show a selection of my photographs. To find stock images please use the search tab. Refine or broaden your search with NOT and OR.
Contact me for larger files or for information and pricing.
H2-17 St Botolph's Crypt wet shelter 1978.
St Botolph's Crypt wet shelter 1978..The crypt of this east end church was opened to all comers on weekday evenings. Drinkers and drug users were as welcome as anyone else and there was no restriction on their consumption. Filthy, noisy, smelly and sometimes violent the crypt was non judgemental and provided food, warmth and medical support for many years under the management of The Reverend Malcolm Johnson. After he retired the money was squandered and the crypt closed.
This website uses non-persistent cookies necessary for the operation of the website (e.g. lightboxes, login). This website doesn’t use "tracking cookies" through third-party services except for Google Analytics to help optimise the site.