Jim Knott was born in the East End in 1922, he was my Grandad. He loved to tell stories and I loved to listen to them. One day whilst chatting, a more sinister story emerged which fascinated me. I was surprised by how Grandad seemed unaffected by this story. He always talked of his happy childhood but some of his tales seemed to contradict this.
Jim's East End is an exploration of a bygone era.
Combining moving image of Jim's interviews with stills, both family owned and my own. The music is by Al Jolson who was one of Grandad's favourites.