Our excavations at Stepney Green in the East End came about as a result of the ambitious Crossrail project, which will see over 118km of track being laid between Reading and Heathrow west of London, and Shenfield and Abbey Wood to the east. The east London site has a rich history that includes a Tudor moated mansion, a Baptist college, factories that were destroyed during the Blitz and the city farm that occupies the site today. In this blog by Senior Archaeologist and author of ‘Stepney Green: Moated Manor House to City Farm’, David Sankey tells us about the fascinating history with five of his favourite artefacts from the site.