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I'm beginning to think they're Danny Dyer and Ray Winstone's made-up folklore characters, a bit like leprechauns.
and used car lots.
so in the radius of a few streets in the East End.
If you're just talking about East Londoners, they're still there, where they weren't displaced by successive waves of immigration, although as places get gentrified, the original working class inhabitants get moved on. After the war, a big chunk of the people in the east end were moved out to newly built towns in Essex (Basildon, Harlow etc), which is where you get your Danny Dyer-esque West Ham fan drug dealer scumbags.
rather than the east end, and Wikipedia reckons they can be heard over a several mile wide radius. Hmm.
but he's dead, so that's not much help to your post.
He can tell you where the others are - i think like the celts they don't write information about themselves down lest their sanctity be compromised.
Same way loads of grumpy yorkshiremen, theiving scousers and chromosonally-challenged Norfolkers do.