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Lived here
   
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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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Saints’ Church All Saints’ is a church in Newby Place, Poplar.
Chrisp Street Market Chrisp Street Market is the central marketplace and town centre of Poplar.
Poplar Baths Poplar Baths is a former public bath house dating from 1933.
St Matthias Old Church St Matthias Old Church is the modern name given to the Poplar Chapel built by the East India Company in 1654.
Tower Hamlets College Tower Hamlets College is a large further education and a constituent college of New City College.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberfeldy Street, E14 Aberfeldy Street runs south from Abbott Road.
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Adderley Street, E14 Adderley Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Albert Court North, E14 Albert Court North is a building in Blackwall.
Annabel Close, E14 Annabel Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Arniston Way, E14 Arniston Way is a location in London.
Ashton Street, E14 Ashton Street was named for a local landowner.
Aspen Way, E14 Aspen Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Astoria Way, E14 Astoria Way is a location in London.
Athol Square, E14 Athol Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Baffin Way, E14 Baffin Way is a newer road, dating from the 1990s.
Bazely Street, E14 Bazely Street was originally Bow Lane.
Billingsgate Market, E14 Billingsgate Market is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Biscayne Avenue, E14 Biscayne Avenue is a 1990s-vintage road
Blackwall Way, E14 Blackwall Way dates from the seventeenth century.
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brunswick Road, E14 Brunswick Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bullivant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bygrove Street, E14 Bygrove Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Castor Lane, E14 Castor Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chilcot Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Clove Crescent, E14 Clove Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cottage Street, E14 Cottage Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cotton Street, E14 Cotton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dominion Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Duff Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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
East Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Elizabeth Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Epstein Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Fairmont Avenue, E14 Fairmont Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Finchs Court Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Finchs Court, E14 Finchs Court is a road in the E14 postcode area
Flora Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Follett Street, E14 Follett Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Gaselee Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Grosvenor Buildings, E14 Grosvenor Buildings were a late nineteenth century development.
Grundy Street, E14 Grundy Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Hale Street, E14 Hale Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Harrow Lane, E14 Harrow Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hoover Tower, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ida Street, E14 Ida Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Indigo Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Jeremiah Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Kerbey Street, E14 Kerbey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Langdon House, E14 Residential block
Lansbury Gardens, E14 British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
Lodore Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Mackrow Walk, E14 Mackrow Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Malam Gardens, E14 Malam Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Market Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Market Way, E14 Market Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Michigan Building, E14 The Michigan Building is a development in Blackwall.
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.
Naval House, E14 Naval House is situated in Naval Row.
Naval Row, E14 Naval Row is an old road in Blackwall.
New Providence Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Newby Place, E14 Newby Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Dockside, E14 North Dockside is a road in the E14 postcode area
North Quay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nutmeg Lane, E14 Nutmeg Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Oliphant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ontario Tower, E14 A block in the E14 postcode.
Plimsoll Close, E14 Plimsoll Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pomfret Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.
Prestage Way, E14 Prestage Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Prestons Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Province Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quixley Street, E14 Quixley Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ricardo Street, E14 Ricardo Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rigden Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Robin Hood Gardens, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Robin Hood Lane, E14 Robin Hood Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Saint Leonards Road, E14 Albert Court South is a building in Blackwall.
Scott Russell Place, E14 Scott Russell Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Shirbutt Street, E14 Shirbutt Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Simpson’s Road, E14 Simpson’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Smythe Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Southill Street, E14 Southill Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
St Lawrence Street, E14 St Lawrence Street connects Prestons Road with Blackwall Way.
St. Frideswides Mews, E14 St Frideswides Mews is a small street in Poplar.
St. Leonards Road, E14 St Leonard’s Road was once the only road through a rural Poplar - called Bow Lane and before that Poplar Lane.
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Streamlight Tower, E14 Streamlight Tower is a block in Blackwall.
Sturry Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Arcade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Upper North Street, E14 Upper North Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wades Place, E14 Wades Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Webber Path, E14 Webber Path serves Blashill Court.
Westcott House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Williamsburg Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Woodall Close, E14 Woodall Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Woodstock Terrace, E14 Woodstock Terrace 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.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Poplar, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Poplar Dock
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East India Road, Poplar
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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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Poplar, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
Credit: Gordon Joly
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Poplar Dock
Old London postcard
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East India Road, Poplar
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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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