Ensign House, E14

Block in/near Cubitt Town .

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Block · Cubitt Town · E14 ·
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Born here
colin Passfield   
Added: 1 Jan 2021 15:28 GMT   

Dora Street, E14
My grandmother was born in 1904 at 34 Dora Street

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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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Lived here
Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Added: 14 Jul 2023 11:54 GMT   

Dora Street, E14
My grandmother and Grandfather moved into St Leonards Avenue in 1904 and and lived there until her death in 1966. I lived there for the first 7 years of my life, and I was born in Bromley by Bow hospital


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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:15 GMT   

Not as Central as advertised...
Hendon Central was by no means the centre of Hendon when built, being a green field site. It was built at the same time as both the North Circular Road and the A41 were built as major truck roads �’ an early example of joined up London transport planning.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.

NEARBY STREETS
Admirals Way, E14 Admirals Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Albert Place, E14 Albert Place was a row of houses in Westferry Road, just north of Tooke Street.
Alpha Grove, E14 Alpha Grove runs from Strafford Street to Tiller Road.
Alpha Road, E14 Alpha Road was Alpha Groveafter 1939.
Arena Tower, E14 Arena Tower is a block on Crossharbour Plaza.
Bank Street, E14 Bank Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Beaufort Court, E14 Beaufort Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bellamy Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bellmouth Passage, E14 Bellmouth Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 Bellmouth Promenade West is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Walk, E14 Bellmouth Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Beufort Court, E14 Beufort Court is sited on Admirals Way.
Bosun Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Byng Street, E14 Byng Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cabot Place East, E14 Cabot Place East is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place West, E14 Cabot Place West is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place, E14 Cabot Place is a retail area.
Cabot Square, E14 Cabot Square is one of the central squares of the Canary Wharf Development.
Cairngorm House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Canada Place, E14 Canada Place is a block and named route in the centre of Canada Square.
Canada Square, E14 Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf Pier, E14 Canary Wharf Pier is a road in the E14 postcode area
Canary Wharf, E14 Canary Wharf is a location rather than a road but one which has addresses assigned to it.
Cartier Circle, E14 Cartier Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cascades Tower, E14 Cascades Tower is a building on Westferry Road.
Cassilis Road, E14 Cassilis Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Chandlers Mews, E14 Chandlers Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
City Tower, E14 City Tower is a block on Limeharbour.
Cobalt Point, E14 Cobalt Point is a location in London.
Cochrane House, E14 Residential block
Commercial Pier Wharf, E14 Commercial Pier Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Constable House, E14 Constable House is a block on Cassilis Road.
Cooks Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Coolidge Tower, E14 Coolidge Tower is a block on Indescon Square.
Crossharbour Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cruise Court, E14 Cruise Court is a block on Cuba Street.
Cuba Street, E14 Cuba Street was laid out by the Batson family.
Denison House, E14 Denison House is a block on Lanterns Way.
Dockyard Lane, E14 Dockyard Lane is location of London.
Duckman Tower, E14 Duckman Tower is a block on Lincoln Plaza.
Edison Building, E14 Edison Building is a block on Westferry Road.
Endeavour House, E14 Endeavour House is a block on Cuba Street.
Ensign House Admirals Way, E14 Ensign House Admirals Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Enterprise Business Park, E14 Enterprise Business Park is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Exchange Tower, E14 Exchange Tower is a block on Harbour Exchange Square.
Fairlead House, E14 Fairlead House is a block on Cassilis Road.
Franklin Building, E14 Franklin Building is a building on Westferry Road.
Gainsborough House, E14 Gainsborough House is a building on Cassilis Road.
George Street, E14 George Street was probably named after a member of the Batson family.
Grampian House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Great Eastern Enterprise Centre, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Greenland Passage, E14 Greenland Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Exchange Square, E14 Harbour Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Havannah Street, E14 Havannah Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Heron Quay, E14 Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Heron Quays Road, E14 Heron Quays Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Heron Quays, E14 Heron Quays is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hoover Tower, E14 Hoover Tower is a block on Lanterns Way.
Hutching’s Street, E14 Hutching’s Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hymek Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Independent House, E14 Independent House is a block on Marsh Wall.
Indescon Court, E14 Indescon Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Indescon Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Jackson Tower, E14 Jackson Tower is a building on Lincoln Plaza.
Janet Street, E14 Janet Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jefferson Building, E14 Jefferson Building is a block on Westferry Road.
Jessop Square Heron Quay, E14 Jessop Square Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jessops Square, E14 Jessops Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jubilee Place, E14 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Knighthead Point, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Landmark East Tower, E14 Landmark East Tower is a block on Marsh Wall.
Landmark Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Landmark West Tower, E14 Landmark West Tower is a block on Marsh Wall.
Lanterns Court, E14 Lanterns Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lanterns Way, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Larson Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lawrence Wharf, E14 Lawrence Wharf is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lighterman’s Road, E14 Lighterman’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lightermans Walk, E14 Lightermans Walk is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Limeharbour, E14 Limeharbour is a main street on the Isle of Dogs.
Lincolane Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lincoln Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lowry House, E14 Lowry House is located on Cassilis Road.
Mackenzie Walk, E14 Mackenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Maclenzie Walk, E14 Maclenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Malabar Street, E14 Malabar Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Malvern House, E14 Residential block
Manilla Street, E14 Manilla Street was originally Alfred Street, renamed in 1875.
Marlin Apartments, E14 Marlin Apartments is located on Byng Street.
Marsh Wall, E14 Marsh Wall is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Mastmaker Court, E14 Mastmaker Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Mastmaker Road, E14 Mastmaker Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Mayflower House, E14 Mayflower House is a block on Westferry Road.
Millharbour, E14 Millharbour is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Moiety Road, E14 Moiety Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Square, E14 Montgomery Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Street, E14 Montgomery Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Moore House, E14 Moore House is a block on Cassilis Road.
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Nash House, E14 Nash House is a block on Cassilis Road.
Naxos Building, E14 Naxos Building can be found on Hutchings Street.
North Colonnade, E14 North Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ostro Tower, E14 Ostro Tower is a block on Harbour Way.
Pan Peninsula Square, E14 Pan Peninsula Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Park Drive, E14 Park Drive is a newer road of the Canary Wharf area.
Park Pavilion, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Park Row, E14 Park Row is a road in the E14 postcode area
Parker House, E14 Residential block
Pierpoint Building, E14 Pierpoint Building is a block on Westferry Road.
Polden House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quadrant Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quayside House, E14 Quayside House can be found on Westferry Road.
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area
Seacon Tower, E14 Seacon Tower is a block on Hutchings Street.
Simpsons Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sirocco Tower, E14 Sirocco Tower is located on Harbour Way.
Skylines Village, E14 Skylines Village is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
South Colonnade, E14 South Colonnade is the southern access for Canary Wharf.
South Quay Plaza, E14 South Quay Plaza is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
South Quay Square, E14 South Quay Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Spinnaker House, E14 Spinnaker House is a block on Byng Street.
St. Lukes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Stanliff House, E14 Stanliff House can be found on Cassilis Road.
Storers Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Strafford Street, E14 Strafford Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Talisman Tower, E14 Talisman Tower is a block on Lincoln Plaza.
The Quarterdeck, E14 The Quarterdeck is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Tideway House, E14 Tideway House can be found on Strafford Street.
Tobago Street, E14 Tobago Street was formerly called both Cross Street and Marsh Street.
Tooke Street, E14 Tooke Street was a former road in the Isle of Dogs.
Topmast Point, E14 Topmast Point is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Turner House, E14 Turner House is a block on Cassilis Road.
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Vanguard Building, E14 Vanguard Building is a block on Westferry Road.
Wallbrook Building, E14 Wallbrook Building can be found on Marsh Wall.
Water Street, E14 Water Street is a location in London.
Watergate Walk, E14 Watergate Walk is a location in London.
Waterman Building, E14 Waterman Building is a block on Westferry Road.
West Quay Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
West Wintergarden, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Westferry Promenade, E14 Westferry Promenade is a road in the E14 postcode area
Westferry Road, E14 Westferry Road was the road from Limehouse to the Greenwich Ferry.
Whitby House, E14 Whitby House is a block on Marsh Wall.
Wyndham House, E14 Wyndham House is sited on Marsh Wall.

NEARBY PUBS
North Pole The North Pole pub stood on the corner of Manilla Street and Alpha Road.
Tooke Arms The Tooke Arms is on Westferry Road.


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Cubitt Town

This section of Poplar was developed as part of the Port of London in 1840s and 1850s by William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London (1860–1862).

Cubitt Town lies on the eastern side of the Isle of Dogs. William Cubitt was responsible for the early housing which accommodated the growing population of dockworkers and shipbuilders.

Along with the housing, Cubitt also created many local businesses.

Bangladeshi and East Asian immigrant populations became established after the 1950s.

During the 1960s and 1970s, high-rise estates began to be built and during the 1990s and afterwards, the Canary Wharf complex attracted a different mix of people.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Poplar (1910)
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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1 Cabot Square
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Poplar (1910)
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Alpha Grove (1962) Alpha Grove (previously Alpha Road) runs from Strafford Street to Tiller Road on the Isle of Dogs. Alpha Grove ran right through to the West India Dock fence dock - its cranes can be seen at the end of the road. When built in the 1800s, Alpha Road followed a section of the old island path, Dolphin Lane. The road running across the view in the photo is Byng Street.
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1 Cabot Square
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Two Men on a Bench is one of two sculptures in Canary Wharf by Giles Penny.
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The River Thames looking west as photographed from the restaurant at One Canada Place (2018)
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The Quadrangle Stores have now been turned into the Cannon Workshops (2020)
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’Blood Alley’ in the West India Docks, circa 1930. This photograph was taken at the North Quay shows a gang of dockers trucking bags of sugar beneath an awning of washed sacks that are hung out for drying at. ‘Blood Alley’ was the nickname given to roadway between the transit sheds and sugar warehouses because handling the sacks of sticky West Indian sugar badly chafed and cracked the dockers’ skin. This quay is now home to the Museum of London Docklands
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Children playing street cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall in August 1938. A ship - the Union Castle line “Dunbar Castle” can be seen in the background. The photo was taken close to its corner with Manilla Street. In the background, behind the dock fence are the West India Docks.
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Canary Wharf: West India Dock North Floating Footbridge (2018) The footbridge joins Wren’s Landing on Canary Wharf, from which this photograph was taken, with the North Quay of the West India Dock North. The footbridge was opened in 1996 and floats on a series of pontoons. The footbridge is about 94 metres long, covering an open water span of about 84 metres, and narrows towards its centre.
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The original Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands, just before its redevelopment to become the financial centre. It was situated on the site of today’s Cabot Square.
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