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My mother Doris Bigwood and her family lived in Odessa Street until they were bombed out and moved to Sidcup. My grandfather worked as lighterman in the local docks and was named Walter Edward Bigwood. I believe there were 13 children and their motherâ??s surname was Hunt.
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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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A founding member of Boyzone has told of how he is "haunted" by the torture and murder of a French nanny because of a couple’s bizarre obsession with him.

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Erith Town FC are returning home after five years away
Erith Town FC are returning to their home ground this July, after several seasons of sharing grounds.

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Jailed in May: The criminals put behind bars last month in south east London and north Kent

Dangerous criminals have been put behind bars in the last month, from murderers to drug dealers.


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The UK was struck by lightning between 15,000 and 20,000 times as the "mother of all thunderstorms" rolled across southern England overnight, meteorologists said.


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Poplar

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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bartlett Park:   
Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Poplar:   Poplar - site of the first air raids


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


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alton Street, E14 · Amoy Place, E14 · Annabel Close, E14 · Arcadia Street, E14 · Balladier Walk, E14 · Barchester Street, E14 · Bartlett Close, E14 · Berber Place, E14 · Birchfield Street, E14 · Brabazon Street, E14 · Brion Place, E14 · Bromley Hall Road, E14 · Broomfield Street, E14 · Brownfield Street, E14 · Brunswick Road, E14 · Burgess Street, E14 · Bygrove Street, E14 · Canton Street, E14 · Carmen Street, E14 · Castor Lane, E14 · Celtic Street, E14 · Chancellor Psg, E14 · Chrisp Street, E14 · Clutton Street, E14 · Colmans Wharf, E14 · Cordelia Street, E14 · Cording Street, E14 · Cotall Street, E14 · Daniel Bolt Close, E14 · Dewberry Street, E14 · Dingle Gardens, E14 · Dod Street, E14 · Dormers Court Ind Estate, E14 · Ellesmere Street, E14 · Fawe Street, E14 · Follett Street, E14 · Garford Street, E14 · Gillender Street, E14 · Giraud Street, E14 · Godalming Road, E14 · Gough Walk, E14 · Grundy Street, E14 · Hale Street, E14 · Hay Currie Street, E14 · Hertsmere Road, E14 · Hind Grove, E14 · Hobday Street, E14 · Ida Street, E14 · Kerbey Street, E14 · Kildare Walk, E14 · Kilner Street, E14 · Library Court Old Poplar Librarygillender Street, E14 · Limehouse Cut, E14 · Limehouse Cut, E3 · Lindfield Street, E14 · Mackrow Walk, E14 · Malam Gardens, E14 · Market Way, E14 · Ming Street, E14 · Morant Street, E14 · Morris Road, E14 · New Festival Avenue, E14 · Norbiton Road, E14 · Pekin Street, E14 · Pelling Street, E14 · Pennyfields, E14 · Plimsoll Close, E14 · Ricardo Street, E14 · Rifle Street, E14 · Robin Hood Lane, E14 · Rosefield Gardens, E14 · Saint Leonards Road, E14 · Saltwell Street, E14 · Scott Russell Place, E14 · Selsey Street, E14 · Shirbutt Street, E14 · South West India Dock Entrance, E14 · Southill Street, E14 · Spey Street, E14 · Stainsby Road, E14 · Teviot Street, E14 · Thomas Road, E14 · Uamvar Street, E14 · Upper North Street, E14 · Venue Street, E14 · Wades Place, E14 · Warner Terrace, E14 · West India Dock Road, E14 · Wyvis Street, E14 · Zetland Street, E14 ·

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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.
Chapman and Hall, London

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.
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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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