Bromley Hall Road, E14

Road in/near Poplar, existing between the 1870s and now

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
October
3
2022

Named at odds with the surrounding Scottish street names, this is named for the fifteenth-century Bromley Hall

Bromley Hall is the last remaining part of the manor house of lower Bromley Hall, substantially remodelled in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The property was in residential use and purchased in early 2002 by Leaside Regeneration.


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Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Richard Lake   
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Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Church of St Michael and All Angels The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poplar is a Grade II listed 19th-century brick-built church.
Langdon Park Langdon Park is a DLR station in Poplar which opened in 2007.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbott Road, E14 Abbott Road is the longest road in this part of Poplar, named after its builder.
Aberfeldy Street, E14 Aberfeldy Street runs south from Abbott Road.
Ada Gardens, E14 Ada Gardens runs north-south linking Blair Street and Dee Street.
Ailsa Street, E14 Ailsa Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Andrew Street, E14 Andrew Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Balmore Close, E14 Balmore Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Barchester Street, E14 Barchester Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Benledi Road, E14 Benledi Road is an ’Italianised; version of a Scottish mountain - Ben Ledi.
Benledi Street, E14 Benledi Street is one of the older streets in the district..
Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E14 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bowen Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bright Street, E14 Bright Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brion Place, E14 Brion Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brushwood Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Burcham Street, E14 Burcham Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Byron Street, E14 Byron Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carmen Street, E14 Carmen Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carron Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Carter Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Celtic Street, E14 Celtic Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chrisp Street, E14 Chrisp Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Clutton Street, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Cobden Street, E14 Cobden Street was cleared in the 1950s to make way for Langdon Park.
Colmans Wharf, E14 Colmans Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cording Street, E14 Cording Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Culloden Street, E14 Culloden Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Daniel Bolt Close, E14 Daniel Bolt Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Darnaway Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dee Street, E14 Dee Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Dewberry Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Equinox Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ettrick Street, E14 Ettrick Street is split into two sections.
Fawe Street, E14 Fawe Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Findhorn Street, E14 Findhorn Street is one of a series of local roads with a Scottish highlands name.
Gemini Business Centre, E16 Gemini Business Centre is a commercial centre.
Gillender Street, E14 Gillender Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Glenkerry House, E14 Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate designed by the studio of the Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.
Godalming Road, E14 Godalming Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Goodway Gardens, E14 Goodway Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hay Currie Street, E14 Hay Currie Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hillary Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Irvine Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Joshua Street, E14 Joshua Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lansbury Gardens, E14 British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
Leven Road, E14 Leven Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lochnagar Street, E14 Lochnagar Street runs east from the Blackwall Tunnel northern approach road.
Madeira Street, E14 Madeira Street is a location in London.
Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Morris Road, E14 Morris Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Nairn Street, E14 Nairn Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Oakes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Passfield Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Radial Avenue, E14 Radial Avenue is a location in London.
Rifle Street, E14 Rifle Street dates from the early 1870s.
South Crescent, E16 South Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
South Crescent, E16 South Crescent is a road in the E3 postcode area
Spey Street, E14 Spey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Spratt’s Complex, E14 Spratt’s Complex is a housing development in Poplar.
St Andrews Way, E14 St Andrews Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
St Leonards Road, E14 St Leonards Road is a location in London.
St. Gabriels Close, E14 St Gabriel Close lies off Morris Road.
St. Ives Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Teviot Street, E14 Teviot Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Towcester Road, E3 Towcester Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tweed Walk, E3 A street within the E14 postcode
Uamvar Street, E14 Uamvar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ullin Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Venue Street, E14 Venue Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Voysey Square, E14 Voysey Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Wellington Street, E14 Wellington Street, later Woodin Street, disappeared from the map in the 1950s. .
Wellspring Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wooster Gardens, E14 Wooster Gardens runs from Dee Street to Blair Street.
Wyvis Street, E14 Wyvis Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Zetland Street, E14 Zetland Street runs west from a former section of Brunswick Street.


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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.


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Poplar (1910)
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Bow Locks, with Bow Creek, beyond, at low tide (2006) Limehouse Cut begins to the right of the locks.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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East India Road, Poplar It takes it name from the former East India Docks and its route was constructed between 1806 and 1812 as a branch of the Commercial Road. The road begins in the west at Burdett Road and continues to the River Lea bridge in the east in Canning Town.
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Lochnagar Street, looking east towards Islay Wharf Before the coming of the Blackwall Tunnel approach road, there was a road called Brunswick Road from which Lochnagar Street ran and from which this photo was taken. This area of Poplar contains a large number of streets with Scottish names because they were built on an estate which had been bought by the McIntosh family in 1823. The initial letters of local street names were chosen alphabetically - Aberfeldy Street, Ailsa Street, Blair Street, Culloden Street, Dee Street, Ettrick Street, Findhorn Street, Leven Road, Oban Street, Spey Street, Teviot Street, Wyvis Street and Zetland Street.
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East India Dock Gates and the entrance to Blackwall Tunnel (1929). The photograph is taken from the corner of Woolmore Street and Robin Hood Lane. In the background is the Poplar Hospital for Accidents
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