Durward Street, E1

Road, existing between the 1750s and now

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Durward Street is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Brady Street to Baker’s Row (today’s Vallance Road).

Buck’s Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
Originally called Ducking Pond Row on account of a ducking pond being situated at the site of the Brady Street junction before becoming Elfin Works, but had fallen into disuse by the 1970s. After many years of being threatened with demolition following a fire in the mid-1980s, it was renovated as apartments in 1996 and is now called Trinity Hall.

Buck’s Row/Durward Street is probably the most visually documented of all the murder sites. Notable photos include those by Leonard Matters in 1928, J Connor’s widely used atmospheric shot c.1970, Winston Ramsey’s capturing of the demolition of the terraced houses in 1972 and numerous high quality colour photographs of the derelict street taken 1986-90 by Robert Clack and others. Whilst in its predominantly derelict state (1972-94), Durward Street was also used as a location for scenes in a number of TV shows and films.

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Buck’s Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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