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Brian Bigwood
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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 lived in Kerbela Street many years ago when they were terraced houses. My memory of the street is one long street with these strange wrought iron things outside - which I now know as boot scrapers. The house inside was fairly large, but I was a child. Loo was outside. Shame they knocked the terraces down and build a huge housing estate, but that?s progress I suppose. Does anyone know the origin of the name Kerbela?

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Meghan Markle attends her first Anzac Day service with Prince Harry


Meghan, 36, looked suitably sombre in a cream coat, black hat and heels, with her hair loose at the event to remember Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died at Gallipoli in 1915.


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Two years on from the start of the Southern Rail industrial dispute and there is no end in sight

It has now been two years since the dispute between Southern Rail and its workers began over the use of driver-only trains.


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Blackfriars Road ’fatberg’ to be dissected on Channel 4
Five tonnes of ’fatberg’ found in sewers near St George’s Circus will be examined in a Channel 4 documentary to be broadcast on Tuesday evening.

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The moment the Fawcett statue was unveiled
Watch the countdown to the moment the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square was unveiled.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43880970

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Are e-bikes the way forward in London?
Electric bikes enable cyclists to go further than traditional bikes and make going uphill easier.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43838620

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Royal baby: How Kate Middleton’s son will fit in at Kensington Palace


Royal baby: How Kate Middleton’s son will fit in at Kensington Palace


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Statue of Suffragist is unveiled in Parliament Square


Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist who fought for women’s right to vote in the early 20th century, has joined eleven statues of men including Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.


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Hundreds of women from all around the UK came together at Europe’s largest faith conference.
Hundreds of women from all around the UK came together at Europe’s largest faith conference.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16178483.Women_unite_to_tackle____dangerous_world____at_Europe___s_largest_faith_conference/?ref=rss

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Why Liverpool and Anfield will be tinged with contempt and hostility with AS Roma in town
LIVE | You can follow Liverpool vs AS Roma on Standard Sport tonight

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Race records
Rob Pope is the fastest record-breaker after completing the race in under three hours while dressed as Forrest Gump.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43865266

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London Marathon: Matthew Rees and David Wyeth reunited
Matthew Rees helped a struggling David Wyeth over the finish line in the 2017 London Marathon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43859009

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The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, (pictured) Kensington Palace announced on Monday afternoon.


The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, (pictured) Kensington Palace announced on Monday afternoon.


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Kate Middleton’s stylist Natasha Archer spotted leaving Lindo Wing


Natasha Archer, who has been working with the royals for more than ten years, left St. Mary’s Hospital just after 10am, after Kate went into labour in the early hours of Monday morning.


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Shadwell

Shadwell is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and located on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff.

In the 13th century, the area was known as Scadflet and Shatfliet – derived from the Anglo-Saxon fleot, meaning a shallow creek or bay – the land was a low lying marsh, until drained (by order of Act of Parliament, after 1587) by Cornelius Vanderdelf. A spring, issuing from near the south wall of the churchyard was dedicated to St Chad, and filled a nearby well. The origin of the name is therefore confused, being associated with both the earlier use and the later well.

In the 17th century, Thomas Neale became a local landowner, and built a mill and established a waterworks on large ponds, left by the draining of the marsh. The area had been virtually uninhabited and he developed the waterfront, with houses behind as a speculation. Shadwell became a maritime hamlet with roperies, tanneries, breweries, wharves, smiths, and numerous taverns, built around the chapel of St Paul's. Seventy-five sea captains are buried in its churchyard; Captain James Cook had his son baptised there.

By the mid-eighteenth century, Shadwell Spa was established, producing sulphurous waters, in Sun Tavern fields. As well as medicinal purposes, salts were extracted from the waters; and used by local calicoprinters to fix their dyes.

In the 19th century, Shadwell was home to a large community of foreign South Asian lascar seamen, brought over from British India by the East India Company. There were also Anglo-Indians, from intermarriage and cohabitation between lascar seamen and local girls. There were also smaller communities of Chinese and Greek seamen, who also intermarried and cohabited with locals.

The modern area is dominated by the enclosed former dock, Shadwell Basin, whose construction destroyed much of the earlier settlement – by this time degenerated into slums. The basin once formed the eastern entrance to the then London Docks, with a channel leading west to St Katharine Docks. It is actually two dock basins - the south basin was constructed in 1828-32 and the north basin in 1854-8.

Unlike nearby Limehouse Basin, few craft larger than canoes can be seen on Shadwell Basin, which is largely used for fishing and watersports - and as a scenic backdrop to the modern residential developments that line it. The basin, however, is still connected to the Thames and the channel is spanned by a bascule bridge.

The original Shadwell station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the Metropolitan District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900 but reverted to its original name in 1918. In 1983, a new ticket hall was built on Cable Street, replacing the original building in Watney Street.

Shadwell DLR station opened on 31 August 1987 as part of the first tranche of DLR stations. Initially designed for one-car DLR trains, Shadwell's platform underwent extension to two-car operation in 1991. The station underwent further refurbishment in 2009, which extended the platforms to accommodate three-car trains, revamped the station entrance at ground level, and added an emergency exit at the east end of the platforms.

Shadwell station closed on 22 December 2007, reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace operated within the London Overground network.


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King Edward VII Memorial Park:   
Shadwell:   Shadwell is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and located on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff.
Whitechapel:   Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A1203, E14 · Adelina Grove, E1 · Agatha Close, E1W · Anthony Street, E1 · Ashfield Street, E1 · Assam Street, E1 · Benson Quay, E1W · Bigland Street, E1 · Boulcott Street, E1 · Brady Street, E1 · Brodlove Lane, E1W · Burwell Close, E1 · Butcher Row, E14 · Butcher Row, E1W · Cable Street, E1W · Cannon St Road, E1 · Cannon Street Road, E1 · Cavell Street, E1 · Cavell Street, E1W · Chapman Street, E1 · Clark Street, E1 · Cleveland Grove, E1 · Coburg Dwellings, E1 · Commercial Road, E1 · Court Street, E1 · Damien Street, E1 · Darling Row, E1 · Deancross Street, E1 · Dunch Street, E1 · Durward Street, E1 · East Cross Centre, E15 · East Mount Street, E1 · Ford Square, E1 · Fulbourne Street, E1 · Garnet Street, E1W · Glamis Place, E1W · Glamis Road, E1W · Glasshouse Fields, E1W · Grindall House, E1 · Hainton Close, E1 · Hessel Street, E1 · Hilliards Court, E1W · Jane Street, E1 · Jardine Road, E14 · Jardine Road, E1W · Jarman House, E1 · Jubilee Street, E1 · Key Close, E1 · King Charles Terrace, E1W · King Henry Terrace, E1W · Lindley Street, E1 · Manningtree Street, E1 · Martha Street, E1 · Merceron Street, E1 · Metropolitan Wharf, E1W · Milk Yard, E1W · Milward Street, E1 · Montpelier Place, E1 · Monza Street, E1W · Morris Street, E1 · Morton Close, E1 · Mount Terrace, E1 · Nelson Street, E1 · New Crane Place, E1W · New Crane Stairs, E1W · New Crane Wharf, E1W · New Road, E1 · Newark Street, E1 · Newbold Cottages, E1 · O’Leary Square, E1 · Pace Place, E1 · Peartree Lane, E1W · Pelican Stairs, E1W · Penang Street, E1W · Philpot Street, E1 · Ponler Street, E1 · Prospect Place, E1W · Prusom Street, E1W · Queen Victoria Terrace, E1W · Railway Arches, E1 · Raine Street, E1W · Rampart Street, E1 · Ratcliffe Cross Street, E1 · Ratcliffe Cross Street, E1W · Raven Row, E1 · Richard Street, E1 · Riverside Mansions, E1W · Schoolhouse Lane, E1W · Shadwell Basin, E1W · Shadwell Pierhead, E1W · Shadwell Place, E1 · Sidney Square, E1 · Sidney Street, E1 · Sly Street, E1 · Sovereign Close, E1W · Stepney Green Court, E1 · Stepney Way, E1 · Sutton Street, E1 · Tarling Street, E1 · Telfords Yard, E1W · The Highway, E1W · Timberland Road, E1 · Trafalgar Court, E1W · Turner Street, E1 · Varden Street, E1 · Vawdrey Close, E1 · Virginia Street, E1W · Walden Street, E1 · Wapping New Stairs, E1W · Wapping Wall, E1W · Watney Market, E1 · West Gardens, E1W · Wine Close, E1W · Winthrop Street, E1 · Wolsey Street, E1 · Wyllen Close, E1 ·

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