Aberfeldy Street, E14

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

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
FEBRUARY
14
2019

Aberfeldy Street runs south from Abbott Road.

All of the Scottish-named roads in the area date from the 1860 and 1870s.

Aberfeldy Street was rebuilt from 1948 as the main local shopping street with three-storey blocks of flats over shops.


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Dawn Greene    
Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   

22 Emily Street
My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

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Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

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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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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Tempest
I don’t know

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Saints’ Church All Saints’ is a church in Newby Place, Poplar.
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.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbott Road, E14 Abbott Road is the longest road in this part of Poplar, named after its builder.
Accra Close, Accra Close lies within the postcode.
Ada Gardens, E14 Ada Gardens runs north-south linking Blair Street and Dee Street.
Adderley Street, E14 Adderley 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
Ashton Street, E14 Ashton Street was named for a local landowner.
Athol Square, E14 Athol Square lies over the former location of Athol Street.
Athol Street, E14 A pun on Scottish-themed road names probably caused Athol Street to be named and positioned below Blair Street - causing Blair Athol to be spelt out.
Balmore Close, E14 Balmore Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bazely Street, E14 Bazely Street was originally Bow Lane.
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 Trading Estate, E14 The Blackwall Trading Estate lies along Bow Creek and off Lanrick Road.
Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E14 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach is a road in the E14 postcode area
Blair Street, E14 Blair Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
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.
Bromley Hall Road, E14 Named at odds with the surrounding Scottish street names, this is named for the fifteenth-century Bromley Hall
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brunswick Road, E14 Brunswick Road, still extant at the southern end, was largely buried under the Blackwall Tunnel northern approach road.
Bullivant Street, 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.
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Clove Crescent, E14 Clove Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Coriander Avenue, E14 Coriander Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cotton Street, E14 Cotton 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
Darnaway Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Deauville Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dee Street, E14 Dee Street dates from the late nineteenth century.
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Discovery House, E14 Discovery House can be found on Newby Place
East India Dock Road, E14 East India Dock Road is an important artery connecting the City of London to Essex, and partly serves as the high street of Poplar
Ettrick Street, E14 Ettrick Street is nowadays split into two sections by post war developments.
Findhorn Street, E14 Findhorn Street is one of a series of local roads with a Scottish highlands name.
Follett Street, E14 Follett Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fortrose Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Glass Blowers House, E14 A block along the East India Dock Road.
Glenkerry House, E14 Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate designed by the studio of the Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.
Goodway Gardens, E14 Goodway Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Grosvenor Buildings, E14 Grosvenor Buildings were a late nineteenth century development.
Helen Mackay House, E14 Helen MacKay House is a block on Blair Street
Ida Street, E14 Ida Street runs north and south of Brownfield Street.
Indigo Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Joshua Street, E14 Joshua Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Langdon House, E14 Langdon House is a building on Ida Street
Lanrick Road, E14 Lanrick Road is named after an estate in Doune, Perthshire.
Lansbury Gardens, E14 British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
Lea Place, E14 Four pairs of semi-detached houses on the north side of East India Dock Road called Lea Place were built around 1824.
Leven Road, E14 Leven Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lodore Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Mountague Place, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Mulberry Place, E14 Mulberry Place is a block beside the entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel.
Nairn Street, E14 Nairn Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
New Village Avenue, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Newby Place, E14 Newby Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Nutmeg Lane, E14 Nutmeg Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Oakes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oban House, E14 Oban House can be found on Oban Street.
Oban Street, E14 Oban Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Oliphant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oregano Drive, E14 Oregano Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pomfret Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Portree Street, E14 Portree Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Robin Hood Lane, E14 Robin Hood Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rosemary Drive, E14 Rosemary Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Saffron Avenue, E14 Saffron Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Silvocea Way, E14 Silvocea Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Spey Street, E14 The modern Spey Street shares its name with a former street of the area called Spey Street.
St Andrews Way, E14 St Andrews Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
St Ives Place, E14 St Ives Place lies off Leven Road.
St Leonards Road, SW18 St Leonard’s Road was once the only road through a rural Poplar - called Bow Lane and before that Poplar Lane.
St. Frideswides Mews, E14 St Frideswides Mews is a small street in Poplar.
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Switch House, E14 Switch House is a block on Blackwall Way
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ullin Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Valencia Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Webber Path, E14 Webber Path serves Blashill Court.
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Woodall Close, E14 Woodall Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Woolmore Street, E14 Woolmore Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Wooster Gardens, E14 Wooster Gardens runs from Dee Street to Blair 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 Baths (2005)
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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Air raid damage at Athol Street bus garage, Poplar View of the damage caused to the garage roof. It can be seen that several of the roofing panels are missing, whilst others are damaged. A line-up of seven STL-type buses can be seen on the left.
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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, Portree Street, Spey Street, Teviot Street, Wyvis Street and Zetland Street.
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Blackwall station and its pier in the early 20th century. East India Dock Wall Road led to it.
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The Brunswick Hotel at Blackwall in March 1929.
Credit: A.G. Linney (Museum of London)
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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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