Poplar, 1910.

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Boys follow a Poplar Borough Council van in 1910.




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colin Passfield   
Added: 1 Jan 2021 15:28 GMT   

Dora Street, E14
My grandmother was born in 1904 at 34 Dora Street

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Lived here
   
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Saints’ Church All Saints’ is a church in Newby Place, Poplar.
Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.
Museum of London Docklands The Museum of London Docklands, based in an 1802 warehouse, tells the history of London’s River Thames and the growth of the Docklands.
Poplar Baths Poplar Baths is a former public bath house dating from 1933.
Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.
St Matthias Old Church St Matthias Old Church is the modern name given to the Poplar Chapel built by the East India Company in 1654.
Tower Hamlets College Tower Hamlets College is a large further education and a constituent college of New City College.
West India Quay West India Quay is a leisure complex on the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
1 Cabot Square, E14 1 Cabot Square (also known as the Credit Suisse building) is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development.
1 West India Quay, E14 1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in the Docklands area which was completed in 2004.
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Astoria Way, E14 Astoria Way is a location in London.
Bazely Street, E14 Bazely Street was originally Bow Lane.
Bellmouth Passage, E14 Bellmouth Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 Bellmouth Promenade West is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Walk, E14 Bellmouth Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Billingsgate Market, E14 Billingsgate Market is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Boardwalk Place, E14 Boardwalk Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Boardwalk, E14 Boardwalk is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Broadway Walk, E14 Broadway Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cabot Place East, E14 Cabot Place East is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place West, E14 Cabot Place West is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place, E14 Cabot Place is a retail area.
Cabot Square, E14 Cabot Square is one of the central squares of the Canary Wharf Development.
Canada Place, E14 Canada Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canada Square, E14 Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf, E14 Canary Wharf is a location rather than a road but one which has addresses assigned to it.
Cartier Circle, E14 Cartier Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
Castor Lane, E14 Castor Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Castor Street, E14 Castor Street existed between the 1810s and 1960s.
Chancellor Psg, E14 Chancellor Passage is in the Canary Wharf area behind West India Quay.
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Colonnade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Columbus Courtyard, E14 Columbus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cooks Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cottage Street, E14 Cottage Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cotton Street, E14 Cotton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Discovery House, E14 Discovery House can be found on Newby Place
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Duff Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
East India Dock Road, E14 East India Dock Road is an important artery connecting the City of London to Essex, and partly serves as the high street of Poplar
East Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Finchs Court Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Finchs Court, E14 Finchs Court is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fishermans Place, E14 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Hale Street, E14 Hale Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Harrow Lane, E14 Harrow Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hertsmere Road, E14 Hertsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Horizon Building, E14 The Horizon Building
Jeremiah Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Kemps Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Mackenzie Walk, E14 Mackenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Mackrow Walk, E14 Mackrow Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Maclenzie Walk, E14 Maclenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Malam Gardens, E14 Malam Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ming Street, E14 Ming Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Square, E14 Montgomery Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Street, E14 Montgomery Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Morant Street, E14 Morant Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mountague Place, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Myers Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Newby Place, E14 Newby Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Colonnade, E14 North Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Quay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oliphant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Park Pavilion, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Park Place, E14 Park Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Park Row, E14 Park Row is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pennyfields, E14 Pennyfields is the western extension of Poplar High Street.
Pinefield Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pomfret Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area
Rigden Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Rosefield Gardens, E14 Rosefield Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Saltwell Street, E14 Saltwell Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Scott Russell Place, E14 Scott Russell Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Shirbutt Street, E14 Shirbutt Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Simpson’s Road, E14 Simpson’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Smythe Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
South Colonnade, E14 South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sturry Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The South Colonnade, E14 The South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
The Warehouse, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wades Place, E14 Wades Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Webber Path, E14 Webber Path serves Blashill Court.
West India Avenue, E14 West India Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
West India Dock Road, E14 West India Dock Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Westcott House, E14 Westcott House is sited on East India Dock Road
Williamsburg Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Woodall Close, E14 Woodall Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Woodstock Terrace, E14 Woodstock Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is a road in the E14 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.


Poplar

Poplar - site of the first air raids.

Poplar is a historic, mainly residential area of East London. The district became the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in 1900 - abolished in 1965 and absorbed into Tower Hamlets. The district centre is Chrisp Street Market. Poplar contains notable examples of public housing including the Lansbury Estate and Balfron Tower.

Although many people associate wartime bombing with The Blitz during World War II, the first airborne terror campaign in Britain took place during the First World War.

Air raids in World War One caused significant damage and took many lives. WWI German raids on Britain caused 1413 deaths and 3409 injuries. Air raids provided an unprecedented means of striking at resources vital to an enemy’s war effort. Many of the novel features of the war in the air between 1914 and 1918—the lighting restrictions and blackouts, the air raid warnings and the improvised shelters—became central aspects of the Second World War less than 30 years later.

The East End of London was one of the most heavily targeted places. Poplar, in particular, was struck badly by some of the air raids during the First World War. Initially these were at night by Zeppelins which bombed the area indiscriminately, leading to the death of innocent civilians.

The first daylight bombing attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft took place on 13 June 1917. Fourteen German Gotha G bombers led by Squadron Commander Hauptmann Ernst Brandenberg flew over Essex and began dropping their bombs. It was a hot day and the sky was hazy; nevertheless, onlookers in London’s East End were able to see ’a dozen or so big aeroplanes scintillating like so many huge silver dragonflies’. These three-seater bombers were carrying shrapnel bombs which were dropped just before noon. Numerous bombs fell in rapid succession in various districts. In the East End alone 104 people were killed, 154 seriously injured and 269 slightly injured.

The gravest incident that day was a direct hit on a primary school in Poplar. In the Upper North Street School at the time were a girls’ class on the top floor, a boys’ class on the middle floor and an infant class of about 50 students on the ground floor. The bomb fell through the roof into the girls’ class; it then proceeded to fall through the boys’ classroom before finally exploding in the infant class. Eighteen students were killed, of whom sixteen were aged from 4 to 6 years old. The tragedy shocked the British public at the time.

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Poplar DLR station was opened on 21 August 1987, originally with just two platforms, being served only by the Stratford-Island Gardens branch of the DLR. As the DLR was expanded eastwards, the station was extensively remodelled, given two extra platforms and expanded.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Poplar Dock
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1 Cabot Square
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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1 Cabot Square
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East India Road, Poplar It takes it name from the former East India Docks and its route was constructed between 1806 and 1812 as a branch of the Commercial Road. The road begins in the west at Burdett Road and continues to the River Lea bridge in the east in Canning Town.
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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The North Pole
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A line of Vauxhall cars in front of an old masonry warehouse awaiting export shipment at West India Dock on 12 June 1935.
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