Benjamin Truman Close, E1

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December
28
2020

Benjamin Truman Close is a location in London.





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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Beverly Sand   
Added: 3 Apr 2021 17:19 GMT   

Havering Street, E1
My mother was born at 48 Havering Street. That house no longer exists. It disappeared from the map by 1950. Family name Schneider, mother Ray and father Joe. Joe’s parents lived just up the road at 311 Cable Street

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jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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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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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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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Pavilion Theatre The Pavilion Theatre at 191–193 Whitechapel Road was the first major theatre to open in the East End.

NEARBY STREETS
Avant Garde Tower, E1 Avant Garde Tower is a location in London.
Avantgarde Place, E1 Avantgarde Place is a location in London.
Bacon Street, E1 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bacon Street, E2 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bethnal Green Road, E2 Bethnal Green Road was a Victorian invention.
Brady Street, E1 Brady Street is a road running north-south from Three Colts Lane to Whitechapel Road.
Brick Lane, E1 Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
Browns Lane, E1 Browns Lane is marked on the 1862 Stanford map.
Buckfast Street, E2 Buckfast Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street developed in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Castlemain Street, E1 Castlemain Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Cheshire Street, E1 Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
Chilton Street, E2 Chilton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Club Row, E1 Club Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Code Street, E2 Code Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place - an L-shaped street, onto which back several large industrial buildings of the early/mid-twentieth century.
Court Street, E1 Court Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Coverley Close, E1 Coverley Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Cygnet Street, E1 Cygnet Street is a location in London.
Deal Street, E1 Deal Street dates from the mid 1840s.
Derbyshire Street, E2 Derbyshire Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dunbridge Street, E2 Dunbridge Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Durward Street, E1 Durward Street is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Brady Street to Baker’s Row (today’s Vallance Road).
Durwaroad Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
East Mount Street, E1 East Mount Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Fakruddin Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Fournier Street, E1 Fournier Street is a street running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street alongside Christ Church.
Fulbourne Street, E1 Fulbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Gibraltar Gardens, E2 Gibraltar Gardens was a small Bethnal Green road.
Gibraltar Walk, E2 Gibraltar Walk leads north from Bethnal Green Road.
Goldman Close, E2 Goldman Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Granary Road, E1 Granary Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Granby Street, E2 Granby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Grey Eagle Street, E1 Grey Eagle Street was part of the Wilkes Estate with building leases granted in 1761.
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hanbury Hall, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hanbury Street, E1 Hanbury Street is a long road running west-east from Commercial Street to Vallance Road.
Hemming Street, E1 Hemming Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hereford Street, E2 Hereford Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hobsons Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hunton Street, E1 Hunton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Karstake House, E2 Karstake House dates from 1963.
Kelsey Street, E2 Kelsey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Kerbela Street, E2 Kerbela Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Lomas Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mape Street, E2 Mape Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Menotti Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Merceron Street, E1 Merceron Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court links Brick Lane and Gibraltar Walk.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pedley Street, E1 Pedley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pereira Street, E1 Pereira Street ran north/south in Bethnal Green.
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Princelet Street, E1 Princelet Street started its life as Princes Street.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court was formerly known as Red Lion Court.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street was at first called Westbury Street.
Ramsey Street, E2 Ramsey Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Redchurch Street, E1 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Regal Close, E1 Regal Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Richmix Square, E1 Richmix Square is a location in London.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Sale Street, E2 Sale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Satchwell Rents, E2 Satchwell Rents owes its origins to a set of buildings dating from 1689.
Satchwell Road, E2 Satchwell Road dates from the 1950s.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street connects Bethnal Green Road and Brick Lane.
Sclaterrace Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Scott Street, E1 Scott Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Seabright Street, E2 Seabright Street is a shadow of its former self.
Selby Street, E1 Selby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Seven Stars Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sheba Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
Somerford Street, E1 Somerford Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Speakman House, E2 Speakman House is one of four blocks built around a communal area.
Spellman Street, E1 Spellman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spelman Street, E1 Spelman Street was formerly John Street and built up in the 19th century.
Spital Street, E1 Spital Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Spring Walk, E1 Spring Walk is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Matthews Row, E2 St Matthews Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
St. John’s Drive, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Stepney Green Court, E1 Stepney Green Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Streatley Buildings, E2 Streatley Buildings was the first block of the new Boundary Estate - completed in 1896.
Stuart House, E2 Stuart House stands in an area of the Avebury Estate.
Surma Close, E1 Surma Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tapp Street, E2 Tapp Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Tent Street, E1 Tent Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Trahorn Close, E1 Trahorn Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Turin Street, E2 Turin Street was originally known as ’Hope Town’.
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tyrell Street, E2 Tyrell Street appears on maps between the 1830s and 1900s.
Tyssen Street, E2 Tyssen Street, for long a separate street, was absorbed into Brick Lane during the late nineteenth century.
Underwood Road, E1 Underwood Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vallance Road, E1 Vallance Road is a significant road running north-south from Bethnal Green Road to Whitechapel Road.
Vallance Road, E2 Vallance Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Viaduct Place, E2 Viaduct Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Viaduct Street, E2 Viaduct Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Voss Street, E2 Voss Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Wear Place, E2 Wear Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Weaver Street, E1 Weaver Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilkes Street, E1 Wilkes Street is a street of early eighteenth century houses, some of which were refronted in the early nineteenth century.
Wilmot Street, E2 Wilmot Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Winthrop Street, E1 Winthrop Street was formerly a narrow street running east-west from Brady Street to Durward Street.
Wodeham Gardens, E1 Wodeham Gardens is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wood Close, E2 Wood Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street was formerly known as Pelham Street and part of the Halifax Estate.

NEARBY PUBS
Gibraltar Tavern The Gibraltar Tavern (a.k.a. The Gib) was situated at 28 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green.
Pride of Spitalfields Pride of Spitalfields stands on Heneage Street.


Spitalfields

Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area’s south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

In the 19th century the area attracted Jewish immigrants and the 20th, the Bengali community.


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Bethnal Green railway station entrance, some distance away from its namesake Central line tube station. The photo was taken on 25 October 2008
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Whitechapel Gallery
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The Gibraltar Tavern in Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green. This pub was present before 1750 with an address is 11 Gibraltar Walk in 1882 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. The post-war Avebury Estate was extended in 1963 by four small blocks west of the existing late 1940s estate. The pub disappeared under the site for the block called Cadogan House.
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Middlesex Street (Petticoat Lane) on the site of Sandy’s Row (1912)
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A view east along Whitechapel Road including the Pavilion Theatre. The Pavilion was the first major theatre to open in the East End. It opened in 1827 and closed in 1935.
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Brady Street looking toward the junction with Durward Street, 1979.
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Brick Lane streetsign.
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Cheshire Street (1969).
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Victoria and Albert Cottages take the form of two ranges of modest two-storey houses built along Deal Street, Spitalfields between 1857 and 1865
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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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