Parsloes Park

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eddie scotting
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Post by eddie scotting: Manwood Street, E16

I lived at 230 Woodman St from 1945-1957 This part is now called Manwood St. Why was this changed ?

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Post by eddie scotting: Manwood Street, E16

I lived at 230 Woodman street 1945-1957 that part of Woodman St is now called Manwood St Why was this changed ?

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well basically, i was at the train station and some man pushed a woman over the yellow line, another time i was outside of the carpet shop and someone got mugged of their money. I can go on and on about the bad things but it will make welling look even worse than it already is.

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Post by Chris: Bell Water Gate, SE18

In the late â??50â??s and early 60â??s we went as children down the cut into the Thames.
Not knowing or understanding better webused to throw stones at floating johnies!
A piece of history like the paddle steamer ferries and looking in on the great mechanical machinery and returning shouting down the underground tunnel.PGk8l

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VIEW THE BECONTREE AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BECONTREE AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BECONTREE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BECONTREE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BECONTREE AREA IN THE 1900s
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Becontree

The Becontree Estate remains the largest public housing development in the world.

The Becontree Estate was developed between 1921 and 1932 by the London County Council as a large council estate of 27,000 homes, intended as ’homes for heroes’ after World War I. It has a current population of over 100,000 and is named after the ancient Becontree hundred, which historically covered the area.

The very first house completed, in Chittys Lane, is recognisable by a blue council plate embedded in the wall. Parallel to Chittys Lane runs Valence Avenue, which is wider than the rest of the streets in the district because a temporary railway ran down the centre of the avenue during the construction of the estate - it was built especially for the building work, connecting railway sidings at Goodmayes and a wharf on the river Thames with the worksites.

At the time people marvelled at having indoor toilets and a private garden, although the sash windows were extremely draughty, there was no insulation in the attics, and during the winter months very few people could afford enough coal to heat the bedrooms. The toilet, bath tap and a tap in the kitchen over a copper boiler which was used for both washing clothes and heating bath water were all fed from a reservoir tank in the attic which invariably froze on winter mornings leaving the toilets unusable. One curious clause in the contract of tenancy stipulated that children born to parents living in Dagenham could not be housed on the estate themselves when the time came for them to establish their own homes.

Over the 15-year period of the building of the estate, the school-aged population rose rapidly to 25,000 while there were only 4 secondary schools nearby: three in Chadwell Heath and one at Becontree Heath, which meant that many children could not attend school. The first secondary school to be built was Green Lane in 1923, but it later became a primary school.

There was no town centre as is generally understood in a typical UK community. The new estate was to have large public houses few and far between, rather than smaller ones close together as in London.

Privet hedges (referred to as evers) were planted along the pavements at the end of every front garden and during the spring and summer months a squad of gardeners were employed to keep them in regulation height. Although the estate regulations stipulated that the gardens must be maintained in order, more than a few degenerated into virtual jungles. However, to encourage the application of this rule, prizes were awarded for the best kept gardens.

The houses were gas lit until after the Second World War and the old appliances remained in place after the electric fittings were installed; that is why the lights in the rooms were always ’off-centre’ except in the kitchen where the lamp was on the wall near the copper boiler. Gas street lighting was only replaced by electric lamps in 1957/58.

Becontree station was originally opened as Gale Street Halt in 1926 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway on the existing route from Fenchurch Street to Southend. The station was renamed and completely rebuilt in 1932 with an additional pair of platforms to serve the electric District Railway local service.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alamiyah School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 9.
Becontree:   The Becontree Estate remains the largest public housing development in the world.
Becontree Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Becontree Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dorothy Barley Infants’ School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Dorothy Barley Junior Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Five Elms Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Godwin Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Goresbrook School:   Free schools (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Grafton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Henry Green Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hopewell School (Harmony House):   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 19.
Mayesbrook Park School:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Mayfield School:   Foundation school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Parsloes Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Roding Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Southwood Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
SW!TCH Borders:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 16.
The James Cambell Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The St Teresa Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Sydney Russell School:   Academy converter (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Valence House Museum:   
Valence Park:   
Valence Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A124, RM8 · Academy Way, E17 · Academy Way, RM8 · Academy Way, RM9 · Adomar Road, RM8 · Agnes Gardens, RM8 · Aidan Close, RM8 · Amesbury Road, RM9 · Amidas Gardens, RM9 · Arden Crescent, RM9 · Aylmer Road, RM8 · Baden-Powell Close, RM9 · Bainbridge Road, RM9 · Barnmead Road, RM9 · Baron Road, RM8 · Barton Road, RM8 · Beacontree Avenue, E17 · Becontree Avenue, RM8 · Bennett’s Castle Lane, RM8 · Benning Drive, RM8 · Berengers Place, RM9 · Berryman Close, RM8 · Beverley Road, RM9 · Blithbury Road, RM9 · Blomville Road, RM8 · Bonham Gardens, RM8 · Bonham Road, RM8 · Boulton Road, RM8 · Bowes Road, RM8 · Boxoll Road, RM9 · Bragg Close, RM9 · Brett Gardens, RM9 · Brewood Road, RM8 · Brewood Road, RM9 · Brittain Road, RM8 · Burdetts Road, RM9 · Bushgrove Road, RM8 · Bushgrove Road, RM9 · Bushway, RM8 · Butler Road, RM8 · Campden Crescent, RM8 · Campden Way, RM8 · Carey Road, RM9 · Chadway, RM8 · Chaplin Road, RM9 · Charlecote Road, RM8 · Cherry Gardens, RM9 · Christopher Gardens, RM9 · Claridge Road, RM8 · Coleman Road, RM9 · Connor Road, RM9 · Coote Road, RM8 · Cornwallis Road, RM9 · Cornworthy Road, RM8 · Cotesmore Gardens, RM8 · Cotman Mews, RM8 · Crossway, RM8 · Dagenham Avenue, RM9 · Davington Road, RM8 · Davington Road, RM9 · Donne Road, RM8 · Dronfield Gardens, RM8 · Dunkeld Road, RM8 · Durell Road, RM9 · Easebourne Road, RM8 · Eaton Gardens, RM9 · Eliot Road, RM9 · Elstow Road, RM9 · Fanshawe Crescent, RM9 · Farmway, RM8 · Finnymore Road, RM9 · Fitzstephen Road, RM8 · Fitzstephen Road, RM9 · Freshwater Road, RM6 · Freshwater Road, RM8 · Fuller Road, RM8 · Gainsborough Road, RM8 · Gainsborough Road, RM9 · Gale Street, RM9 · Goresbrook Road, RM9 · Grafton Road, RM8 · Greenside, RM8 · Groveway, RM8 · Halbutt Gardens, RM9 · Harris Road, RM9 · Harrold Road, RM8 · Harrold Road, RM9 · Haskard Road, RM9 · Hatfield Road, RM9 · Haydon Road, RM8 · Hedgemans Road, RM9 · Hedgemans Way, RM9 · Henshawe Road, RM8 · Hepworth Gardens, IG11 · Hewett Road, RM8 · Heynes Road, RM8 · Hobart Road, RM9 · Holden Close, RM8 · Homestead Road, RM8 · Horsebridges Close, RM9 · Humphries Close, RM9 · Hunsdon Close, RM9 · Ilchester Road, RM8 · Inskip Road, RM8 · Ivinghoe Road, RM8 · Ivy Walk, RM9 · Ivyhouse Road, RM9 · Keppel Road, RM9 · Lacey Drive, RM8 · Lambley Road, RM9 · Langdale Close, RM8 · Langley Crescent, RM9 · Lillechurch Road, RM8 · Lindisfarne Road, RM8 · Longbridge Road, RM8 · Longbridge Road, RM9 · Lullington Road, RM9 · Malpas Road, RM9 · Manor Square, RM8 · Margery Road, RM8 · Markyate Road, RM8 · Marlborough Road, RM9 · Martin Road, RM8 · Maxey Gardens, RM9 · Maxey Road, RM9 · Mayesbrook Road, RM9 · Meadow Walk, RM9 · Monmouth Road, RM9 · Morris Road, RM8 · Morrison Road, IG11 · Neasham Road, RM8 · Neasham Road, RM9 · Neville Road, RM8 · Nicholas Road, RM8 · Nuneaton Road, RM9 · Osborne Road, RM9 · Oxlow Lane, RM9 · Parsloes Avenue, RM8 · Parsloes Avenue, RM9 · Pasture Road, RM9 · Peters Close, RM8 · Polesworth Road, RM9 · Porters Avenue, RM8 · Porters Avenue, RM9 · Ravensfield Close, RM9 · Raydons Gardens, RM9 · Raydons Road, RM9 · Richard Ryan Place, RM9 · Romsey Road, RM9 · Rowlands Road, RM8 · Rowney Gardens, RM9 · Rowney Road, RM9 · Rugby Road, RM9 · Rusper Road, RM9 · Rutland Gardens, RM8 · Saint Georges Road, RM9 · Scholars Way, RM8 · School Way, RM8 · Scrattons Terrace, IG11 · Seabrook Gardens, RM8 · Sheldon Road, RM9 · Sheppey Gardens, RM9 · Shipton Close, RM8 · Shortcrofts Road, RM9 · Simmons Drive, RM8 · Singleton Road, RM9 · Sparks Close, RM8 · Spinney Gardens, RM9 · Springpond Road, RM9 · St Georges Road, RM9 · Starmans Close, RM9 · Stonard Road, RM8 · Studley Road, RM9 · Tallow Close, RM9 · Temple Gardens, RM8 · Terrace Walk, RM9 · Thetford Road, RM9 · Thicket Grove, RM9 · Tremelo Green, RM8 · Treswell Road, RM9 · Urswick Gardens, RM9 · Urswick Road, RM9 · Valence Avenue, RM8 · Valence Circus, RM8 · Valence Wood Road, RM8 · Verney Gardens, RM9 · Verney Road, RM9 · Vincent Road, RM9 · Waldegrave Road, RM8 · Walfrey Gardens, RM9 · Wallers Close, RM9 · Walnut Tree Road, RM8 · Waterside Close, IG11 · Waterside Close, RM8 · Westfield Road, RM9 · Weston Road, RM9 · Weylond Road, RM8 · Windsor Road, RM8 · Winmill Road, RM8 · Winterbourne Road, RM8 · Wood Lane, RM10 · Wood Lane, RM8 · Wren Gardens, RM9 · Wren Road, RM9 · Wroxall Road, RM9 · Wykeham Avenue, RM9 · Wykeham Green, RM9 ·
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South Essex and North Kent (1805)
Ordnance Survey First Series. The first completed map was of the county of Kent in 1801. The first use of the term Ordnance Survey in manuscript was in 1801, but it did not appear on an engraved map until 1810. William Mudge was the effective head from the start and actual head of the Survey from 1804 to 1820.
Reproduced from the 1805 Ordnance Survey map.

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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