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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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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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Mum who had heart attack giving birth praises heroic staff for saving her and her baby

A mum who endured what could have been a fatal pregnancy has thanked heroic hospital staff for keeping her and her baby alive.


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Frank Lampard says win at Manchester United down to 'special performance' after Derby's shock EFL Cup result
Frank Lampard hailed Derby County’s "special performance" against ’the Special One’ after knocking his former manager Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side out of the EFL Cup.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/win-at-manchester-united-down-to-special-performance-says-frank-lampard-after-derby-s-shock-efl-cup-a3945856.html

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TfL Tube strike LIVE: Piccadilly Line updates as walkout set to cause travel chaos in London
A strike is set to shut down the entire Piccadilly line on Wednesday.

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A public inquiry in London will consider the treatment of thousands of people in the 1970s and 1980s who were given blood products infected with hepatitis viruses and HIV, and the impact this has had.


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Coughing robot teddy bear warns pedestrians of toxic air levels on London's most polluted streets
A coughing robot teddy bear is helping to highlight the levels of toxic air in the capital.

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Frank Lampard refuses to weigh in on Paul Pogba debate after Manchester United star criticises Mourinho's tactics
Frank Lampard refused to enter the debate over Paul Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho for fear of a backlash from the Manchester United midfielder.

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Changes galore expected as Millwall host Fulham in EFL Cup derby
Millwall boss Neil Harris is expected to make a raft of changes for Tuesday’s derby against Fulham in the EFL Cup but Ryan Tunnicliffe will not face his former club.

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Cafe Nova Interchange: Elephant social enterprise shuts
A social enterprise cafe at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has shut down, with just six months to go until the possible closure of the whole centre.

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John McDonnell speech: 'The game is over', shadow chancellor warns tax-dodging businesses
John McDonnell speech: 'The game is over', shadow chancellor warns tax-dodging businesses

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Tories suspend councillor accused of making racist comments
The Conservative Party has suspended a councillor who was accused of making racist comments at an Enfield Council meeting last week.

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Tottenham not good enough this season but we've turned a corner, says Danny Rose
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Pop rock legend dies at 74

Chas and Dave singer and pianist Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74.


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


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bethnal Green:   Bethnal Green - a happy corner
Bigland Green Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bishop Challoner Boys’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Blue Gate Fields Infants’ School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Blue Gate Fields Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Buttercup Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Collingwood Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Darul Hadis Latifiah:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 20. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Date Palm Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
East India:   This is a children’s centre.
Elizabeth Selby Infants’ School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Green Gables Montessori Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Hague Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harry Gosling Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hermitage Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Jamiatul Ummah School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
John Smith Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
King Edward VII Memorial Park:   King Edward Memorial Park was opened in 1922.
Kobi Nazrul Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lawdale Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
London East Academy:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
London Enterprise Academy:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
London Islamic School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Madani Secondary Girls’ School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Mulberry School for Girls:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Oaklands School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Ocean Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Osmani Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Raine’s Foundation School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
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.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary and St Michael Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Paul’s Whitechapel Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Peter’s London Docks CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Stewart Headlam Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Swanlea School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Pier Head Preparatory Montessori School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7.
Thomas Buxton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Wapping:   Wapping's proximity to the Thames has given the area a strong maritime character, which it retains through its riverside public houses and steps.
Wapping Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Wapping High School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Whitechapel:   Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
John’s Hill:   The corner of Johns Hill and Pennington Street, Wapping, December 1906.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adelina Grove, E1 · Agatha Close, E1W · Ainsley Street, E2 · Alley, E1W · Anthony Street, E1 · Artichoke Hill, E1W · Asher Way, E1W · Asher Way, E98 · Ashfield Street, E1 · Assam Street, E1 · Balkan Walk, E1W · Barnsley Street, E1 · Batty Street, E1 · Benson Quay, E1W · Bethnal Green Road, E2 · Bigland Street, E1 · Birkbeck Street, E2 · Blythe Street, E2 · Boulcott Street, E1 · Boyd Street, E1 · Brady Street, E1 · Braintree Street, E2 · Breezer’s Hill, E1W · Brewhouse Lane, E1W · Brodlove Lane, E1W · Buckfast Street, E2 · Buckhurst Street, E1 · Burslem Street, E1 · Burwell Close, E1 · Butcher Row, E14 · Butcher Row, E1W · Cable Street, E1 · Cable Street, E1W · Cambridge Heath Road, E1 · Cannon St Road, E1 · Cannon Street Road, E1 · Canrobert Street, E2 · Castlemain Street, E1 · Cavell Street, E1 · Cavell Street, E1W · Chandler Street, E1W · Chapman Street, E1 · Chigwell Hill, E1W · Christian Street, E1 · Cinnamon Street, E1W · City View House, E2 · Clark Street, E1 · Clarkson Street, E2 · Clave Street, E1W · Cleveland Grove, E1 · Cleveland Way, E1 · Coburg Dwellings, E1 · Collingwood Street, E1 · Colts Lagreenheath Business Centre, E2 · Columbus House, E1W · Commercial Road, E1 · Corfield Street, E2 · Cornwall Avenue, E2 · Court Street, E1 · Coventry Road, E2 · Coverley Close, E1 · Cudworth Street, E1 · Damien Street, E1 · Darling Row, E1 · Davenant Street, E1 · Deancross Street, E1 · Dellow Street, E1 · Derbyshire Street, E2 · Dunbridge Street, E2 · Dunch Street, E1 · Dundee Street, E1W · Durant Street, E2 · Durward Street, E1 · East Cross Centre, E15 · East Mount Street, E1 · Ellsworth Street, E2 · Fairclough Street, E1 · Fieldgate Street, E1 · Fletcher Street, E1 · Florida Street, E2 · Forbes Street, E1 · Ford Square, E1 · Fordham Street, E1 · Fulbourne Street, E1 · Gales Gardens, E2 · Garnet Street, E1W · Glamis Place, E1W · Glamis Road, E1W · Glass Street, E2 · Glasshouse Fields, E1W · Golding Street, E1 · Granary Road, E1 · Green Bank, E1W · Greenbank, E1W · Greenfield Road, E1 · Greenheath Business Centre, E2 · Grindall House, E1 · Gun Wharf, E3 · Gun Wharf, E9 · Gwilym Maries House, E2 · Hague Street, E2 · Hainton Close, E1 · Hawksmoor Mews, E1 · Headlam Street, E1 · Helen’s Place, E2 · Hemming Street, E1 · Henriques Street, E1 · Herald Street, E2 · Hereford Street, E2 · Hermitage Court, E1W · Hermitage Wall, E1W · Hessel Street, E1 · Hilliards Court, E1W · Hollybush Gardens, E2 · Hollybush Place, E2 · Ivimey Street, E2 · Jane Street, E1 · Jardine Road, E14 · Jardine Road, E1W · Jarman House, E1 · Jersey Street, E2 · Jubilee Street, E1 · Kelsey Street, E2 · Kennet Street, E1W · Key Close, E1 · King Charles Terrace, E1W · King David Lane, E1 · King Henry Terrace, E1W · King Henry’s Stairs, E1W · Knighten Street, E1W · Knighton Street, E1W · Langdale Street, E1 · Lindley Street, E1 · Lowood Street, E1 · Malcolm Place, E2 · Malcolm Road, E1 · Manningtree Street, E1 · Mape Street, E2 · Marble Quay, E1W · Martha Street, E1 · Maynards Quay, E1W · Menotti Street, E2 · Merceron Street, E1 · Merchant Court, E1W · Metropolitan Wharf, E1W · Milk Yard, E1W · Milward Street, E1 · Montpelier Place, E1 · Monza Street, E1W · Morris Street, E1 · Morton Close, E1 · Mount Terrace, E1 · Museum Passage, E2 · Myrdle Street, E1 · Nant Street, E2 · Nelson Gardens, E2 · Nelson Street, E1 · New Crane Place, E1W · New Crane Stairs, E1W · New Crane Wharf, E1W · New Loom House, E1 · New Road, E1 · Newark Street, E1 · Newbold Cottages, E1 · Nightingale House, E1W · O’Leary Square, E1 · Pace Place, E1 · Paradise Row, E2 · Parfett Street, E1 · Peartree Lane, E1W · Pelican Stairs, E1W · Penang Street, E1W · Pennington Street, E1W · Pereira Street, E1 · Philchurch Place, E1 · Philpot Street, E1 · Pier Head, E1W · Pinchin Street, E1 · Plumbers Row, E1 · Pollard Row, E2 · Pollard Street, E2 · Ponler Street, E1 · Porters Walk, E1W · Portland Square, E1W · Pott Street, E2 · Prospect Place, E1W · Prusom Street, E1W · Pundersons Gardens, E2 · Queen Victoria Terrace, E1W · Railway Arches, E1 · Raine Street, E1W · Rampart Street, E1 · Ramsey Street, E2 · Ratcliffe Cross Street, E1 · Ratcliffe Cross Street, E1W · Raven Row, E1 · Reardon Path, E1W · Reardon Street, E1W · Regal Close, E1 · Richard Street, E1 · Riverside Mansions, E1W · Roberta Street, E2 · Roger Dowley Close, E2 · Romford Street, E1 · Rushmead, E2 · Sage Street, E1 · Sale Street, E2 · Sampson Street, E1W · Schoolhouse Lane, E1W · Scott Street, E1 · Selby Street, E1 · Settles Street, E1 · Shadwell Basin, E1W · Shadwell Pierhead, E1W · Shadwell Place, E1 · Sidney Square, E1 · Sidney Street, E1 · Sly Street, E1 · Smeaton Street, E1W · Somerford Street, E1 · Sovereign Close, E1W · Spirit Quay, E1W · Spring Walk, E1 · Squirries Street, E2 · St Katharine By The Tower, E1W · St Katherines By The Tower, E1W · Stepney Green Court, E1 · Stepney Way, E1 · Stockton House, E2 · Stutfield Street, E1 · Sugar Loaf Walk, E2 · Sun Walk, E1W · Surma Close, E1 · Sutton Street, E1 · Swedenborg Gardens, E1 · Tapp Street, E1 · Tarling Street, E1 · Telfords Yard, E1W · Tench Street, E1W · Tent Street, E1 · The Highway, E1 · The Highway, E1W · Three Colts Corner, E2 · Three Colts Lane, E1 · Three Colts Lane, E2 · Timberland Road, E1 · Trafalgar Court, E1W · Trahorn Close, E1 · Turner Street, E1 · Twine Court, E1 · Umberston Street, E1 · Underwood Road, E1 · Union Walk Railway Arches, E2 · Vallance Road, E1 · Vallance Road, E2 · Varden Street, E1 · Vawdrey Close, E1 · Viaduct Place, E2 · Viaduct Street, E2 · Victoria Park Square, E2 · Vine Court, E1 · Virginia Street, E1W · Voss Street, E2 · Walden Street, E1 · Wapping High Street, E1W · Wapping Lane, E1W · Wapping New Stairs, E1W · Wapping Old Stairs East, E1W · Wapping Wall, E1W · Waterman Way, E1W · Watney Market, E1 · Watney Street, E1 · Watts Street, E1W · Wellclose Square, E1 · West Gardens, E1W · Whitechapel Market, E1 · Whitechapel Road, E1 · Whitechapel Street, E1 · Wicker Street, E1 · Wickford Street, E1 · Wilmot Street, E2 · Wine Close, E1W · Winthrop Street, E1 · Witan Street, E2 · Wodeham Gardens, E1 · Wolsey Street, E1 · Wyllen Close, E1 ·
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Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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