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Mr Ogles of Poplar exercising his nine week old pet foal, also named Ogles. 1936.

Poplar - site of the first air raids

Poplar is a historic, mainly residential area of East London. The district became the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in 1900 - abolished in 1965 and absorbed into Tower Hamlets. The district centre is Chrisp Street Market. Poplar contains notable examples of public housing including the Lansbury Estate and Balfron Tower.

Although many people associate wartime bombing with The Blitz during World War II, the first airborne terror campaign in Britain took place during the First World War.

Air raids in World War One caused significant damage and took many lives. WWI German raids on Britain caused 1413 deaths and 3409 injuries. Air raids provided an unprecedented means of striking at resources vital to an enemy's war effort. Many of the novel features of the war in the air between 1914 and 1918—the lighting restrictions and blackouts, the air raid warnings and the improvised shelters—became central aspects of the Second World War less than 30 years later.

The East End of London was one of the most heavily targeted places. Poplar, in particular, was struck badly by some of the air raids during the First World War. Initially these were at night by Zeppelins which bombed the area indiscriminately, leading to the death of innocent civilians.

The first daylight bombing attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft took place on 13 June 1917. Fourteen German Gotha G bombers led by Squadron Commander Hauptmann Ernst Brandenberg flew over Essex and began dropping their bombs. It was a hot day and the sky was hazy; nevertheless, onlookers in London's East End were able to see 'a dozen or so big aeroplanes scintillating like so many huge silver dragonflies'. These three-seater bombers were carrying shrapnel bombs which were dropped just before noon. Numerous bombs fell in rapid succession in various districts. In the East End alone 104 people were killed, 154 seriously injured and 269 slightly injured.

The gravest incident that day was a direct hit on a primary school in Poplar. In the Upper North Street School at the time were a girls' class on the top floor, a boys' class on the middle floor and an infant class of about 50 students on the ground floor. The bomb fell through the roof into the girls' class; it then proceeded to fall through the boys' classroom before finally exploding in the infant class. Eighteen students were killed, of whom sixteen were aged from 4 to 6 years old. The tragedy shocked the British public at the time.

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Poplar DLR station was opened on 21 August 1987, originally with just two platforms, being served only by the Stratford-Island Gardens branch of the DLR. As the DLR was expanded eastwards, the station was extensively remodelled, given two extra platforms and expanded.

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My grandparents, James Isaac and Mary Ann Johnson ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow from the early 1900s to about 1935 or so.
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Canary Wharf:   Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.


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Poplar High Street (1932):   Poplar High Street at its junction with Hale Street was photographed in 1932.


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1 West India Quay, E14 · Adams Place, E14 · Alton Street, E14 · Annabel Close, E14 · Arcadia Street, E14 · Balladier Walk, E14 · Bank Street, E14 · Barchester Street, E14 · Bartlett Close, E14 · Bellmouth Passage, E14 · Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 · Bellmouth Walk, E14 · Billingsgate Market, E14 · Brabazon Street, E14 · Brion Place, E14 · Bromley Hall Road, E14 · Broomfield Street, E14 · Brownfield Street, E14 · Brunswick Road, E14 · Bygrove Street, E14 · Cabot Place East, E14 · Cabot Place West, E14 · Cabot Place, E14 · Canada Place, E14 · Canada Square, E14 · Canton Street, E14 · Carmen Street, E14 · Cartier Circle, E14 · Castor Lane, E14 · Celtic Street, E14 · Chancellor Passage, E14 · Chancellor Psg, E14 · Chrisp Street, E14 · Churchill Place, E14 · Colmans Wharf, E14 · Cordelia Street, E14 · Cording Street, E14 · Cottage Street, E14 · Daniel Bolt Close, E14 · Dewberry Street, E14 · Dingle Gardens, E14 · Dormers Court Ind Estate, E14 · East India Dock Road Tunnel, E14 · East India Dock Road, E14 · Ellesmere Street, E14 · Fawe Street, E14 · Finchs Court, E14 · Fishermans Place, W4 · Fishermans Walk, E14 · Follett Street, E14 · Gillender Street, E14 · Giraud Street, E14 · Godalming Road, E14 · Grundy Street, E14 · Hale Street, E14 · Harrow Lane, E14 · Hay Currie Street, E14 · Heron Quays, E14 · Hind Grove, E14 · Hobday Street, E14 · Ida Street, E14 · Jubilee Park, E14 · Jubilee Place, E14 · Kerbey Street, E14 · Library Court Old Poplar Librarygillender Street, E14 · Lindfield Street, E14 · Mackrow Walk, E14 · Malam Gardens, E14 · Market Way, E14 · Ming Street, E14 · Montgomery Square, E14 · Montgomery Street, E14 · Morant Street, E14 · Morris Road, E14 · Nash Court, E14 · New Festival Avenue, E14 · Norbiton Road, E14 · North Colonnade, E14 · Pekin Street, E14 · Pennyfields, E14 · Plimsoll Close, E14 · Poplar High Street, E14 · Reuters Plaza, E14 · Ricardo Street, E14 · Rifle Street, E14 · Robin Hood Lane, E14 · Rosefield Gardens, E14 · Saltwell Street, E14 · Scott Russell Place, E14 · Shirbutt Street, E14 · Simpson’s Road, E14 · South Colonnade, E14 · Southill Street, E14 · Spey Street, E14 · Stainsby Road, E14 · Susannah Street, E14 · Teviot Street, E14 · The South Colonnade, E14 · Uamvar Street, E14 · Upper Bank Street, E14 · Upper North Street, E14 · Venue Street, E14 · Wades Place, E14 · Warner Terrace, E14 · Woodall Close, E14 · Woodstock Terrace, E14 · Wyvis Street, E14 · Zetland Street, E14 ·


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