Alton Street, E14

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prostitutes and drug dealers live at number 8 not to mention the house reeks of piss and marijuana . People do cocain and heroin its disgusting. That one house aline is like a brothel

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Post by Brian Bigwood: Odessa Street, SE16

My mother Doris Bigwood and her family lived in Odessa Street until they were bombed out and moved to Sidcup. My grandfather worked as lighterman in the local docks and was named Walter Edward Bigwood. I believe there were 13 children and their motherâ??s surname was Hunt.
I would love to know if anyone is related or even knew the family. If so, please get in touch.

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My grandparents, James Isaac and Mary Ann Johnson ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow from the early 1900s to about 1935 or so.

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My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

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VIEW THE POPLAR AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE POPLAR AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE POPLAR AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE POPLAR AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE POPLAR AREA IN THE 1900s
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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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bartlett Park:   
Bow:   Bow lies at the heart of London’s East End.
Bygrove Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Canada Square Park:   
Canary Wharf:   Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.
Childrens House Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Chrisp Street Sure Start Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Ian Mikardo School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Langdon Park Community School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Lansbury Lawrence Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Manorfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Marner Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Mayflower Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Old Palace Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Poplar:   Poplar - site of the first air raids
St Agnes RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Paul’s Way Trust School:   Academy converter (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Saviour’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
The Cherry Trees School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Clara Grant Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Wellington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Poplar High Street (1932):   Poplar High Street at its junction with Hale Street was photographed in 1932.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
1 Cabot Square · 1 Cabot Square · 1 West India Quay, E14 · A1261, E14 · Adams Place, E14 · Addington Road, E3 · Alton Street, E14 · Annabel Close, E14 · Arcadia Street, E14 · Arnold Road, E3 · Arrow Road, E3 · B140, E3 · Balladier Walk, E14 · Bank Street, E14 · Barchester Street, E14 · Bartlett Close, E14 · Bellmaker Court, E3 · Bellmouth Passage, E14 · Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 · Bellmouth Walk, E14 · Belton Way, E3 · Billingsgate Market, E14 · Birchdown House, E3 · Blackthorn Street, E3 · Bow Arts Lane, E3 · Bow Exchange, E3 · Bow Triangle Business Centre, E3 · Bow Triangle Trading Estate, E3 · Brabazon Street, E14 · Bracken House, E3 · Brickfield Road, E14 · Brickfield Road, E3 · Bright Street, E14 · Brion Place, E14 · Brock Place, E3 · Bromley Hall Road, E14 · Bromley High Street, E3 · Broomfield Street, E14 · Brownfield Street, E14 · Bruce Road, E3 · Brunswick Road, E14 · Burcham Street, E14 · Burwell Walk, E3 · Bygrove Street, E14 · Byron Street, E14 · Cabot Place East, E14 · Cabot Place West, E14 · Cabot Place, E14 · Cabot Square, E14 · Campbell Road, E3 · Canada Place, E14 · Canada Square, E14 · Canton Street, E14 · Carmen Street, E14 · Cartier Circle, E14 · Castor Lane, E14 · Celandine Close, E3 · Celtic Street, E14 · Chadbourn Street, E14 · Chancellor Passage, E14 · Chancellor Psg, E14 · Chiltern Road, E3 · Chrisp Street, E14 · Churchill Place, E14 · Clutton Street, E14 · Cochrane House, E14 · Colmans Wharf, E14 · Copton Close, E3 · Corbin House, E3 · Corby Way, E3 · Cordelia Street, E14 · Cording Street, E14 · Cotall Street, E14 · Cottage Street, E14 · Cranwell Close, E3 · Daniel Bolt Close, E14 · Devas Street, E3 · Devons Road, E3 · Dewberry Street, E14 · Dimson Crescent, E3 · Dingle Gardens, E14 · Discovery House, E14 · Dormers Court Ind Estate, E14 · Eagling Close, E3 · East India Dock Road Tunnel, E14 · East India Dock Road, E14 · Edgar Road, E3 · Eleanor Street, E3 · Ellesmere Street, E14 · Empson Street, E3 · Ensign House Admirals Way, E14 · Ensign House, E14 · Fairfoot Road, E3 · Fawe Street, E14 · Fern Street, E3 · Finchs Court, E14 · Fishermans Place, W4 · Fishermans Walk, E14 · Follett Street, E14 · Foxley House, E3 · Furze Street, E3 · Gale Street, E3 · Gillender Street, E14 · Giraud Street, E14 · Glaucus Street, E3 · Godalming Road, E14 · Gough Walk, E14 · Grace Street, E3 · Grundy Street, E14 · Hale Street, E14 · Hancock Road, E15 · Hancock Road, E3 · Harrow Lane, E14 · Hawgood Street, E3 · Hay Currie Street, E14 · Heron Quay, E14 · Heron Quays Road, E14 · Heron Quays, E14 · Hertsmere Road, E14 · Hind Grove, E14 · Hobday Street, E14 · Ida Street, E14 · Imperial Street, E3 · Jessop Square Heron Quay, E14 · Jessops Square, E14 · Jubilee Park, E14 · Jubilee Place, E14 · Kerbey Street, E14 · Kilner Street, E14 · Kitcat Terrace, E3 · Knapp Road, E3 · Langdon House, E14 · Library Court Old Poplar Librarygillender Street, E14 · Lime House Cut, E14 · Limehouse Cut, E14 · Limehouse Cut, E3 · Lindfield Street, E14 · Mackenzie Walk, E14 · Mackrow Walk, E14 · Maclenzie Walk, E14 · Maddams Street, E3 · Malam Gardens, E14 · Mallard Point, E3 · Market Way, E14 · Ming Street, E14 · Montgomery Square, E14 · Montgomery Street, E14 · Morant Street, E14 · Mornington Grove, E3 · Morris Road, E14 · Mountague Place, E14 · Nash Court, E14 · Nelson Walk, E3 · Nelson Walk, SE16 · New Festival Avenue, E14 · Newby Place, E14 · Norbiton Road, E14 · North Colonnade, E14 · North Quay, E14 · Parker House, E14 · Paton Close, E3 · Patrick Connolly Gardens, E3 · Pekin Street, E14 · Pennyfields, E14 · Plimsoll Close, E14 · Poplar High Street, E14 · Powis Road, E3 · Priory Street, E3 · Purdy Street, E3 · Rainhill Way, E3 · Reeves Road, E3 · Regent Square, E3 · Reuters Plaza, E14 · Ricardo Street, E14 · Rifle Street, E14 · Robin Hood Lane, E14 · Rosefield Gardens, E14 · Rounton Road, E3 · Saint Leonard’s Street, E3 · Saint Leonards Road, E14 · Saltwell Street, E14 · Scott Russell Place, E14 · Selsey Street, E14 · Shirbutt Street, E14 · Simpson’s Road, E14 · South Colonnade, E14 · South Quay Square, E14 · South West India Dock Entrance, E14 · Southill Street, E14 · Spanby Road, E3 · Spey Street, E14 · St Andrews Way, E3 · St Leonards Road, E14 · St Leonards Street, E3 · Stainsby Road, E14 · Stroudley Walk, E3 · Susannah Street, E14 · Swaton Road, E3 · Taft Way, E3 · Talwin Street, E3 · Teviot Street, E14 · The South Colonnade, E14 · Tibbatt’s Road, E3 · Tidworth Road, E3 · Tomlin’s Grove, E3 · Towcester Road, E3 · Trafalgar Way, E14 · Truman Way, E3 · Twelvetrees Crescent, E3 · Uamvar Street, E14 · Upper Bank Street, E14 · Upper North Street, E14 · Venue Street, E14 · Violet Road, E3 · Voysey Square, E3 · Wades Place, E14 · Warner Terrace, E14 · Washington Close, E3 · Watts Grove, E3 · Wellington Way, E3 · West India Dock Road, E14 · West India Docks, E14 · Whitethorn Street, E3 · William Guy Gardens, E3 · Woodall Close, E14 · Woodstock Terrace, E14 · Wren Landing, E14 · Wyvis Street, E14 · Yeo Street, E3 · Zetland 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