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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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The ARP Report giving details of the damage caused by a V2 Rocket on the 14 February 1945:- This very serious Rocket Attack occurred when the V2 struck Waite Street and the junction of Trafalgar Avenue Following details obtained from Camberwell ARP records : A LRR penetrated a 3 storey houses at the SW angle of Trafalgar Av with Waite Street, forming a crater at ground level about 40 feet across by 10 foot deep. Blast caused the complete demolishing of 12 4 storey ’neo Greek’ type of terrace houses of poor construction erected about 90 years previously. Damage beyond repair to about 25 similar properties adjoining the crater and damage calling for first aid repairs to properties within a s radius of about 200 yards of the crater. Rescue operations were concerned with the release of 10 trapped casualties which were found by dogs. Initial

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TfL unveils state-of-the-art London Overground trains featuring WiFi and USB charging points
A fleet of new state-of-the art London Overground trains has been unveiled, featuring WiFi and USB charging points throughout.

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Pioneering Tooting Jazz musician historic plaque unveiled
A jazz musician from Tooting was honoured with a historic blue plaque to recognise her contribution to music.

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Abuse charity ’demonising men’ with its World Cup domestic violence campaign

A charity that helps people who have been abused has been slammed on social media for "demonising men".


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Welcome to the Evening Standard’s coverage of the summer transfer window.
Welcome to the Evening Standard’s coverage of the summer transfer window.

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Police appeal for witnesses after fight at Blackfriars Station
Detectives from the British Transport Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed a fight at Blackfriars Railway Station earlier this month to get in touch.

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The London hospital has transformed eye care and saved the sight of millions since the start of the NHS.

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The exhibit in London looks at the life and legacy of King Ashurbanipal - the last great ruler of the Assyrian Empire - during his reign in seventh century BC Iraq.


The exhibit in London looks at the life and legacy of King Ashurbanipal - the last great ruler of the Assyrian Empire - during his reign in seventh century BC Iraq.


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Amazon plans to scrap over-sized boxes using up half of space in delivery vans
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Mayor calls for ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles

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Police trying to trace man in connection to burglary

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England patience pays off as they pass first World Cup 2018 test with flying colours
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Harry Hallowes was handed the title deeds to the secluded woodland spot in Hampstead Heath in 2007.
Harry Hallowes was handed the title deeds to the secluded woodland spot in Hampstead Heath in 2007.

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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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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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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).
Buttercup Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Date Palm Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Green Gables Montessori Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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:   
London Enterprise Academy:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Mulberry School for Girls:   Academy converter (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.
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 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.
The Pier Head Preparatory Montessori School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7.
Wapping High School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).


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
A1203, E14 · Agatha Close, E1W · Alderman Stairs, E1W · Alderman Stairs, SE1 · Anthony Street, E1 · Artichoke Hill, E1W · Asher Way, E1W · Asher Way, E98 · Ashfield Street, E1 · Assam Street, E1 · Back Church Lane, E1 · Back Mews, SE4 · Benson Quay, E1W · Bigland Street, E1 · Blue Anchor Yard, E1 · Boulcott Street, E1 · Bowmans Mews, E1 · Boyd Street, E1 · Breezer’s Hill, E1W · Brodlove Lane, E1W · Burr Close, E1W · Burslem Street, E1 · Burwell Close, E1 · Butcher Row, E14 · Butcher Row, E1W · Cable Street, E1W · Cannon St Road, E1 · Cannon Street Road, E1 · Cavell Street, E1 · Chapman Street, E1 · Christian Street, E1 · Commercial Road, E1 · Crofts Street, E1 · Deancross Street, E1 · Dock Street, E1 · Dunch Street, E1 · East Cross Centre, E15 · East Flank, SE18 · Ensign Street, E1 · Ensign Street, SE3 · Fairclough Street, E1 · Flank Street, E1 · Fletcher Street, E1 · Forbes Street, E1 · Ford Square, E1 · Garnet Street, E1W · Glamis Place, E1W · Glamis Road, E1W · Glasshouse Fields, E1W · Golding Street, E1 · Gower’s Walk, E1 · Gowers Walk, E1 · Hainton Close, E1 · Hermitage Court, E1W · Hermitage Wall, E1W · Hessel Street, E1 · Hilliards Court, E1W · Hooper Street, E1 · Jane Street, E1 · Jardine Road, E14 · Jardine Road, E1W · Kennet Street, E1W · King Charles Terrace, E1W · King Henry Terrace, E1W · Knighten Street, E1W · Knighton Street, E1W · Langdale Street, E1 · Leman Street, E1 · Manningtree Street, E1 · Martha Street, E1 · Metropolitan Wharf, E1W · Mews Street, E1W · Milk Yard, E1W · Mill Yard, E1 · Milward Street, E1 · Monza Street, E1W · Morris Street, E1 · Morton Close, E1 · Mount Terrace, E1 · Nelson Street, E1 · Nesham Street, E1W · New Crane Place, E1W · New Crane Stairs, E1W · New Crane Wharf, E1W · New Road, E1 · Newark Street, E1 · Newbold Cottages, E1 · Orton Street, E1W · Pace Place, E1 · Peartree Lane, E1W · Pelican Stairs, E1W · Penang Street, E1W · Pennington Street, E1W · Philchurch Place, E1 · Philpot Street, E1 · Pinchin 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 · Royal Mint Place, E1 · Sampson Street, E1W · Schoolhouse Lane, E1W · Shadwell Basin, E1W · Shadwell Pierhead, E1W · Shadwell Place, E1 · Sidney Square, E1 · Sly Street, E1 · Smeaton Street, E1W · Sovereign Close, E1W · St Anthony’s Close, E1W · Star Place, E1W · Stockholm Way, E1W · Stutfield Street, E1 · Sutton Street, E1 · Swedenborg Gardens, E1 · Tarling Street, E1 · Telfords Yard, E1W · Tench Street, E1W · The Highway, E1W · Thomas More Square, E1W · Thomas More Street, E1W · Timberland Road, E1 · Trafalgar Court, E1W · Turner Street, E1 · Varden Street, E1 · Vaughan Way, E1W · Virginia Street, E1W · Walden Street, E1 · Wapping New Stairs, E1W · Wapping Wall, E1W · Waterman Way, E1W · Watney Market, E1 · Wellclose Square, E1 · West Gardens, E1W · Wicker Street, E1 · Wine Close, E1W ·

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Central London, south east (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south east.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Central London, north east (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north east.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
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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