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Bonham Gardens is a road in the RM8 postcode area



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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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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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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.
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.
Mayfield School:   Foundation school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Parsloes Park:   
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 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 · Ager Avenue, RM8 · Agnes Gardens, RM8 · Aidan Close, RM8 · Aldington Close, RM8 · Alleyndale Road, RM8 · Amidas Gardens, RM9 · Armstrong Close, RM8 · Arthur Road, RM6 · Aston Mews, RM6 · Aylmer Road, RM8 · Ayloffe Road, RM9 · Babington Road, RM8 · Back Lane, RM6 · Bainbridge Road, RM9 · Barnmead Road, RM9 · Baron Road, RM8 · Barton Road, RM8 · Basedale Road, RM9 · Beacontree Avenue, E17 · Becontree Avenue, RM8 · Belfairs Drive, RM6 · Bennett’s Castle Lane, RM8 · Benning Drive, RM8 · Bentry Road, 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 · Brewood Road, RM8 · Brewood Road, RM9 · Brittain Road, RM8 · Bromhall Road, RM8 · Bromhall Road, RM9 · Broomfield Road, RM6 · Burford Close, RM8 · Burnside Road, RM8 · Bushgrove Road, RM8 · Bushgrove Road, RM9 · Bushway, RM8 · Butler Road, RM8 · Campden Crescent, RM8 · Campden Way, RM8 · Cannington Road, RM9 · Carey Road, RM9 · Cecil Road, RM6 · Cedar Park Gardens, RM6 · Chadway, RM8 · Charlecote Road, RM8 · Charles Road, RM6 · Cherry Gardens, RM9 · Chittys Lane, RM8 · Christopher Gardens, RM9 · Claridge Road, RM8 · Clementhorpe Road, RM9 · Connor Road, RM9 · Coote Road, RM8 · Cornshaw Road, RM8 · Cornwallis Road, RM9 · Cornworthy Road, RM8 · Cotesmore Gardens, RM8 · Cotman Mews, RM8 · Crossway, RM8 · David Road, RM8 · Davington Road, RM8 · Davington Road, RM9 · Donne Road, RM8 · Dover Road, RM6 · Dronfield Gardens, RM8 · Dunkeld Road, RM8 · Durell Road, RM9 · Eagle Avenue, RM6 · Easebourne Road, RM8 · Edgar Road, RM6 · Eliot Road, RM9 · Elms Gardens, RM9 · Eric Road, RM6 · Eustace Road, RM6 · Eva Road, RM6 · Exton Gardens, RM8 · Fanshawe Crescent, RM9 · Farmway, RM8 · Fellowship Close, RM8 · Fieldway, RM8 · Fitzstephen Road, RM8 · Fitzstephen Road, RM9 · Freshwater Road, RM6 · Freshwater Road, RM8 · Fuller Road, RM8 · Gainsborough Road, RM8 · Gainsborough Road, RM9 · Gale Street, RM9 · Garner Close, RM8 · Gibson Road, RM6 · Gibson Road, RM8 · Grafton Road, RM8 · Green Lane, RM8 · Greenside, RM8 · Greenway, RM8 · Groveway, RM8 · Halbutt Gardens, RM9 · Hall Road, RM6 · Hammonds Close, RM8 · Harris Road, RM9 · Harrold Road, RM8 · Harrold Road, RM9 · Haskard Road, RM9 · Hawkridge Close, RM6 · Haydon Road, RM8 · Heath Road, RM6 · Heath Terrace, Eustace Road, RM6 · Hedingham Road, RM8 · Henshawe Road, RM8 · Hepworth Gardens, IG11 · Hepworth Gardens, RM8 · Herbert Gardens, RM6 · Hewett Road, RM8 · Heynes Road, RM8 · Hickman Road, RM6 · High Road, RM6 · Highgrove Road, RM8 · Hitherfield Road, RM8 · Hobart Road, RM9 · Hogarth Road, RM8 · Holden Close, IG3 · Holden Close, RM8 · Holden Close, RM9 · Homestead Road, RM8 · Honour Gardens, RM8 · Humphries Close, RM9 · Hunsdon Close, RM9 · Ilchester Road, RM8 · Inskip Road, RM8 · Ivinghoe Road, RM8 · Ivy Walk, RM9 · Ivyhouse Road, RM9 · Japan Road, RM6 · Joan Gardens, RM8 · Kemp Road, RM8 · Keppel Road, RM9 · Kilsby Walk, RM9 · Kingsmill Road, RM9 · Kirklees Road, RM8 · Lacey Drive, RM8 · Lake Close, RM8 · Lambley Road, RM9 · Langdale Close, RM8 · Lee Avenue, RM6 · Lichfield Road, RM8 · Lichfield Road, RM9 · Lillechurch Road, RM8 · Lindisfarne Road, RM8 · Lindsey Road, RM8 · Linkway, RM8 · Lodge Avenue, IG11 · Longbridge Road, RM8 · Longbridge Road, RM9 · Lymington Road, RM8 · Lynnett Road, RM8 · Malpas Road, RM9 · Manor Road, RM6 · Manor Square, RM8 · Margery Road, RM8 · Markyate Road, RM8 · Marlborough Road, RM8 · Marlborough Road, RM9 · Martin Gardens, RM8 · Martin Road, RM8 · Maxey Gardens, RM9 · Maxey Road, RM9 · Mayesbrook Road, RM8 · Mayesbrook Road, RM9 · Mayesford Road, RM6 · Mayfair Avenue, RM6 · Mayfield Road, RM8 · Meadow Walk, RM9 · Milner Road, RM8 · Monmouth Road, RM9 · Montpelier Gardens, RM6 · Morris Road, RM8 · Neasham Road, RM8 · Neasham Road, RM9 · Neville Road, RM8 · Nicholas Road, RM8 · Northfield Path, RM9 · Northfield Road, RM9 · Nursery Close, RM6 · Osborne Road, RM9 · Osborne Square, RM9 · Overton Drive, RM6 · Oxlow Lane, RM9 · Palmer Road, RM8 · Park Lane, RM6 · Parsloes Avenue, RM8 · Parsloes Avenue, RM9 · Pasture Road, RM9 · Peters Close, RM8 · Plantagenet Place, RM6 · Plowman Way, RM8 · Porters Avenue, RM8 · Porters Avenue, RM9 · Ravensfield Close, RM9 · Raydons Gardens, RM9 · Raydons Road, RM9 · Reynolds Avenue, RM6 · Rowlands Road, RM8 · Rowney Gardens, RM9 · Rowney Road, RM9 · Rugby Gardens, RM9 · Rugby Road, RM9 · Rusper Road, RM9 · Rutland Gardens, RM8 · Saint Georges Road, RM9 · Sapphire Close, RM8 · Scholars Way, RM8 · School Way, RM8 · Scottes Lane, RM8 · Seabrook Gardens, RM8 · Sheppey Gardens, RM9 · Shipton Close, RM8 · Shortcrofts Road, RM9 · Simmons Drive, RM8 · Singleton Road, RM9 · Sparks Close, RM8 · Spinney Gardens, RM9 · Spring Close, RM8 · Springpond Road, RM9 · St Chad’s Gardens, RM6 · St Chad’s Road, RM6 · St Georges Road, RM9 · Stanhope Road, RM8 · Station Road, RM6 · Stevens Road, RM8 · Stonard Road, RM8 · Stone Close, RM8 · Temple Gardens, RM8 · Tenby Road, RM6 · Terrace Walk, RM9 · Thicket Grove, RM9 · Tremelo Green, RM8 · Turnage Road, RM8 · Valence Avenue, RM8 · Valence Circus, RM8 · Valence Wood Road, RM8 · Verney Gardens, RM9 · Verney Road, RM9 · Waldegrave Road, RM8 · Walnut Tree Road, RM8 · Wangey Road, RM6 · Warrington Road, RM8 · Warrington Square, RM8 · Waterbeach Road, RM9 · Waterside Close, IG11 · Waterside Close, RM8 · Westfield Road, RM9 · Weston Road, RM9 · Weylond Road, RM8 · Winding Way, RM8 · Windsor Road, RM8 · Winmill Road, RM8 · Winterbourne Road, RM8 · Wood Lane, RM10 · Wood Lane, RM8 · Wood Lane, RM9 · Woodlands Avenue, RM6 · Wren Gardens, RM9 · Wren Road, RM9 · Wroxall Road, RM9 · Wykeham Avenue, RM9 · Wykeham Green, RM9 ·
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