Robin Hood Gardens, E14

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s

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Road · Blackwall · E14 ·
October
9
2020

A street within the E14 postcode





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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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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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danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days

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Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Lived here
Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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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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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

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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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.
La Trompette Poplar Baths is a former public bath house dating from 1933.

NEARBY STREETS
Accra Close, Accra Close lies within the postcode.
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.
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
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.
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.
Blair Street, E14 Blair Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Boardwalk Place, E14 Boardwalk Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Broadway Walk, E14 Broadway Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
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.
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.
Deauville Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Discovery House, E14 Discovery House can be found on Newby Place
Dominion Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dy, E14 Despite its name, Longitude House lies 0.0019 degrees west of the Prime Meridian.
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 India Dock Wall Road, E14 East India Dock Wall Road followed an early 19th century high stock brick wall leading to the former East India Dock.
East Quay, 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
Follett Street, E14 Follett Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Gaselee Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Glass Blowers House, E14 A block along the East India Dock Road.
Grosvenor Buildings, E14 Grosvenor Buildings were a late nineteenth century development.
Harrow Lane, E14 Harrow Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
Jamestown Way, E14 Jamestown Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
John Smith Mews, E14 John Smith Mews is a road of the Virginia Quay development.
Landon Walk, E14 Landon Walk is a small walkway.
Langdon House, E14 Langdon House is a building on Ida Street
Lodore Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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
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.
Newport Avenue, E14 Newport Avenue 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
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 Ontario Tower is a block on Fairmont Avenue
Oregano Drive, E14 Oregano Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Paul Julius Close, E14 Paul Julius Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pomfret Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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
Prime Meridian Walk, E14 Prime Meridian Walk is a location in London.
Province Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quixley Street, E14 Quixley Street is a road in the E14 postcode 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
Saint Leonards Road, E14 Albert Court South is a building in Blackwall.
Scouler Street, E14 Scouler Street lies off of Quixley Street.
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 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.
Streamlight Tower, E14 Streamlight Tower is a block in Blackwall.
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Switch House, E14 Switch House is a block on Blackwall Way
The Arcade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Valencia Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Virginia Quay, E14 Virginia Quay was built by Barrett Homes in 2000.
Webber Path, E14 Webber Path serves Blashill Court.
Williamsburg Plaza, 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.


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

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Northern entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel (1899)
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Poplar Dock
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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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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.
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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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