Bacon Street, E1

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Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.


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Post by Jan: Kerbela Street, E2

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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Chelsea's Olivier Giroud and N'Golo Kante react to shock France loss - 'It's a warning'
Chelsea duo Olivier Giroud and N'Golo Kante admitted France were handed a huge warning on Friday following their shock loss to Colombia.
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Weekend travel disruption across London as engineering works continue

Transport for London has warned of disruption to several London Underground services this weekend.
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Argentina vs Italy LIVE latest score: International friendly goal updates, line-ups from Etihad Stadium
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Jack Wilshere: England midfielder was told he could leave Arsenal last summer
England midfielder Jack Wilshere was told by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger he could leave the club last summer.
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CCTV appeal to find man suspected of Sidcup credit card theft

Police have issued a CCTV appeal to find a man suspected of theft.
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Gareth Southgate eases fears over Jack Wilshere injury after Arsenal star is left behind for England friendly
Jack Wilshere has been left behind by England for their friendly against the Netherlands but Gareth Southgate has confirmed that the injury suffered by the Arsenal playmaker is "nothing too serious".
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Dementia home care: ’Mum would be so upset if she knew’
Alex Turner was forced to quit his career aged 26 to look after his mum after her dementia diagnosis.
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FA Cup fixtures: Manchester United vs Tottenham and Chelsea vs Southampton semi-final dates and kick-off times
The dates and kick-off times for this season's FA Cup semi-final ties have been announced - with Tottenham set to take on Manchester United on Saturday 21 April while Chelsea play Southampton on Sunday 22 April.
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RMT under fire over Easter action on commuter trains
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Sophie Lionnet death: Nanny ’pushed to confirm Boyzone claims’
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Sutton Green public toilets block which has not been used for 15 years to be redeveloped

A block of disused public toilets which have been out of use for 15 years is being redeveloped into a café.
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World Cup 2018 kits: Every new home and away jersey revealed so far
With the 2018 World Cup fast approaching, the 32 teams who have booked their tickets to Russia are making sure they look the part.
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Man seen on CCTV stealing from dementia patient
Police release footage of a burglar stealing jewellery from a "terrified" old woman as she lay in bed.
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.

By the late 1500s Whitechapel and the surrounding area had started becoming 'other half' of London. Located downwind of the genteel sections of west London which were to see the expansion of Westminster Abbey and construction of Buckingham Palace, it naturally attracted the more fragrant activities of the city, particularly tanneries, breweries, foundries (including the Whitechapel Bell Foundry which later cast Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and also Big Ben), slaughterhouses and, close by to the south, the gigantic Billingsgate fish market, famous in its day for the ornately foul language of the extremely Cockney fishwomen who worked there.

Population shifts from rural areas to London from the 1600s to the mid 1800s resulted in great numbers of more or less destitute people taking up residence amidst the industries and mercantile interests that had attracted them. By the 1840s Whitechapel, along with the enclaves of Wapping, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Limehouse and Stepney (collectively known today as the East End), had evolved, or devolved, into classic 'dickensian' London. Whitechapel Road itself was not particularly squalid through most of this period - it was the warren of small dark streets branching from it that contained the greatest suffering, filth and danger, especially Dorset St., Thrawl St., Berners St. (renamed Henriques St.), Wentworth St. and others.

In the Victorian era the base population of poor English country stock was swelled by immigrants from all over, particularly Irish and Jewish. 1888 saw the depredations of the Whitechapel Murderer, later known as 'Jack the Ripper'. In 1902, American author Jack London, looking to write a counterpart to Jacob Riis's seminal book How the Other Half Lives, donned ragged clothes and boarded in Whitechapel, detailing his experiences in The People of the Abyss. Riis had recently documented the astoundingly bad conditions in the leading city of the United States. Jack London, a socialist, thought it worthwhile to explore conditions in the leading city of the nation that had created modern capitalism. He concluded that English poverty was far rougher than the American variety. The juxtaposition of the poverty, homelessness, exploitive work conditions, prostitution, and infant mortality of Whitechapel and other East End locales with some of the greatest personal wealth the world has ever seen made it a focal point for leftist reformers of all kinds, from George Bernard Shaw, whose Fabian Society met regularly in Whitechapel, to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who boarded and led rallies in Whitechapel during his exile from Russia.

Whitechapel remained poor (and colourful) through the first half of the 20th Century, though somewhat less desperately so. It suffered great damage in the V2 German rocket attacks and the Blitz of World War II. Since then, Whitechapel has lost its notoriety, though it is still thoroughly working class. The Bangladeshis are the most visible migrant group there today and it is home to many aspiring artists and shoestring entrepreneurs.

Since the 1970s, Whitechapel and other nearby parts of East London have figured prominently in London's art scene. Probably the most prominent art venue is the Whitechapel Art Gallery, founded in 1901 and long an outpost of high culture in a poor neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood has gentrified, it has gained citywide, and even international, visibility and support.

Whitechapel, is a London Underground and London Overground station, on Whitechapel Road was opened in 1876 by the East London Railway on a line connecting Liverpool Street station in the City of London with destinations south of the River Thames. The station site was expanded in 1884, and again in 1902, to accommodate the services of the Metropolitan District Railway, a predecessor of the London Underground. The London Overground section of the station was closed between 2007 and 27 April 2010 for rebuilding, initially reopening for a preview service on 27 April 2010 with the full service starting on 23 May 2010.

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Whitechapel:   Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.

Adler Street, E1 · Alderman Stairs, E1W · Alderman Stairs, SE1 · Arnold Circus, E2 · Austin Street, E2 · Back Church Lane, E1 · Back Mews, SE4 · Bacon Street, E1 · Bacon Street, E2 · Barnet Grove, E2 · Barnsley Street, E1 · Batty Street, E1 · Bethnal Green Road, E1 · Bishops Square, E1 · Black Lion Yard, E1 · Blossom Street, E1 · Boundary Passage, E1 · Boundary Street, E2 · Boyd Street, E1 · Brady Street, E1 · Braithwaite Street, E1 · Brick Lane, E1 · Brick Lane, E2 · Brushfield Street, E1 · Buckhurst Street, E1 · Burr Close, E1W · Burslem Street, E1 · Buxton Street, E1 · Calvert Avenue, E2 · Calvin Street, E1 · Cambridge Heath Road, E1 · Casson Street, E1 · Castlemain Street, E1 · Celia Blairman House, E1 · Chambord Street, E2 · Chance Street, E1 · Cheshire Street, E2 · Chicksand Street, E1 · Chilton Street, E2 · Christian Street, E1 · Club Row, E1 · Club Row, E2 · Code Street, E1 · Collingwood Street, E1 · Columbia Road, E2 · Commercial St, E1 · Commercial Street, E1 · Corbet Place, E1 · Court Street, E1 · Coverley Close, E1 · Crispin Place, E1 · Crispin Street, E1 · Cudworth Street, E1 · Darling Row, E1 · Davenant Street, E1 · Deal Street, E1 · Delta Street, E2 · Dorset Street, E1 · Dray Walk, E1 · Durward Street, E1 · East Mount Street, E1 · Ebor Street, E1 · Elder Street, E1 · Fairclough Street, E1 · Fashion Street, E1 · Fieldgate Street, E1 · Fleur De Lis Street, E1 · Flower and Dean Street, E1 · Folgate Street, E1 · Forbes Street, E1 · Fordham Street, E1 · Fournier Street, E1 · Fulbourne Street, E1 · Gascoigne Place, E2 · George Street, E1 · Gibraltar Walk, E2 · Golding Street, E1 · Goldman Close, E2 · Gosset Street, E2 · Granary Road, E1 · Granby Street, E2 · Greatorex Street, E1 · Greenfield Road, E1 · Grimsby Street, E2 · Gun Street, E1 · Hanbury Street, E1 · Headlam Street, E1 · Hemming Street, E1 · Heneage Street, E1 · Henriques Street, E1 · Hermitage Court, E1W · Hunton Street, E1 · Kerbela Street, E2 · Key Close, E1 · Kings Arms Court, E1 · Kirton Gardens, E2 · Knighten Street, E1W · Knighton Street, E1W · Lamb Street, E1 · Langdale Street, E1 · Ligonier Street, E2 · Little Paternoster Row, E1 · London Fruit Exchange, E1 · Marlow Workshops, E2 · Merceron Street, E1 · Mews Street, E1W · Mulberry Street, E1 · Myrdle Street, E1 · Nesham Street, E1W · Old Montague Street, E1 · Old Nichol Street, E2 · Orton Street, E1W · Osborn Street, E1 · Osborne Street, E1 · Osbourne Street, E1 · Padbury Court, E2 · Parfett Street, E1 · Pedley Street, E1 · Pereira Street, E1 · Perseverance Works, E2 · Philchurch Place, E1 · Pier Head, E1W · Pinchin Street, E1 · Plumbers Row, E1 · Ponler Street, E1 · Princelet Street, E1 · Puma Court, E1 · Quaker Street, E1 · Quilter Street, E2 · Redchurch Street, E2 · Regal Close, E1 · Rhoda Street, E2 · Rochelle Street, E2 · Romford Street, E1 · Saint Katherine’s Way, E1W · Sampson Street, E1W · Sclater Street, E1 · Scott Street, E1 · Selby Street, E1 · Settles Street, E1 · Shacklewell Street, E2 · Shoreditch High Street, E1 · Silwex House, E1 · Spellman Street, E1 · Spelman Street, E1 · Spital Square, E1 · Spital Street, E1 · Spring Walk, E1 · St Anthony’s Close, E1W · St Katharines Way, E1W · St Katharine’s Way, E1W · St Matthews Row, E2 · Star Place, E1W · Stepney Green Court, E1 · Stockholm Way, E1W · Stothard Place, EC2M · Stutfield Street, E1 · Sunbury Workshops, E2 · Surma Close, E1 · Swanfield Street, E2 · Tea Building, E1 · Tent Street, E1 · Thomas More Square, E1W · Thomas More Street, E1W · Thrawl Street, E1 · Three Colts Corner, E2 · Three Colts Lane, E1 · Three Colts Lane, E2 · Tower Bridge Approach, E1W · Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N · Tower Bridge, E1W · Tower Walk, E1W · Trahorn Close, E1 · Turin Street, E2 · Turville Street, E2 · Umberston Street, E1 · Underwood Road, E1 · Vallance Road, E1 · Vaughan Way, E1W · Vine Court, E1 · Virginia Road, E2 · Waterson Street, E2 · Wear Place, E2 · Weaver Street, E1 · Wellington Row, E2 · Wheler Street, E1 · Whitby Street, E1 · Whitechapel Market, E1 · Whitechapel Road, E1 · Whitechapel Street, E1 · Wicker Street, E1 · Wilkes Street, E1 · Winthrop Street, E1 · Wodeham Gardens, E1 · Woodseer Street, E1 ·

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