Spey Street, E14

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Spey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.





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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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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chrisp Street Market Chrisp Street Market is the central marketplace and town centre of 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.
Langdon Park Langdon Park is a DLR station in Poplar which opened in 2007.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbott Road, E14 Abbott Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Aberfeldy Street, E14 Aberfeldy Street runs south from Abbott Road.
Aberfeldy Village, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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.
Ailsa Street, E14 Ailsa Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Alton Street, E14 Alton 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
Augusta Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Balladier Walk, E14 Balladier Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Balmore Close, E14 Balmore Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Barchester Street, E14 Barchester Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Benledi Street, E14 Benledi Street is one of the older streets in the district..
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
Bow Exchange, E14 Bow Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bowen Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Brabazon Street, E14 Brabazon Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal 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 Bromley Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brushwood Close, 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.
Carmen Street, E14 Carmen Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carron Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Carter Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Celtic Street, E14 Celtic Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chrisp Street, E14 Chrisp Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Clutton Street, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Cobden Street, E14 Cobden Street was cleared in the 1950s to make way for Langdon Park.
Colmans Wharf, E14 Colmans Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cordelia Street, E14 Cordelia Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cording Street, E14 Cording 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
Daniel Bolt Close, E14 Daniel Bolt Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Darnaway Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dee Street, E14 Dee Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Dewberry Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Elizabeth Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ellesmere Street, E14 Ellesmere Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Equinox Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ettrick Street, E14 Ettrick Street is split into two sections.
Fawe Street, E14 Fawe Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Findhorn Street, E14 Findhorn Street is one of a series of local roads with a Scottish highlands name.
Flora Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Gillender Street, E14 Gillender Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Giraud Street, E14 Giraud Street nowadays is a short road running north from Cordelia Street.
Glaucus Street, E3 Glaucus Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Glenkerry House, E14 Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate designed by the studio of the Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.
Godalming Road, E14 Godalming Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Goodway Gardens, E14 Goodway Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hay Currie Street, E14 Hay Currie Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hillary Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Hobday Street, E14 Hobday Street 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.
Irvine Close, 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
Lansbury Gardens, E14 British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
Leven Road, E14 Leven Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lochnagar Street, E14 Lochnagar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Locksons Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Madeira Street, E14 Madeira Street is a location in London.
Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Market Way, E14 Market Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Morris Road, E14 Morris Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Nairn Street, E14 Nairn Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Oakes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Passfield Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pioneer Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Radial Avenue, E14 Radial Avenue is a location in London.
Ricardo Street, E14 Ricardo Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rifle Street, E14 Rifle Street dates from the early 1870s.
Southill Street, E14 Southill Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Spratt’s Complex, E14 Spratt’s Complex is a housing development in Poplar.
St Andrews Way, E14 St Andrews Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
St Leonards Road, E14 St Leonards Road is a location in London.
St. Gabriels Close, E14 St Gabriel Close lies off Morris Road.
St. Ives Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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.
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Teviot Street, E14 Teviot Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Uamvar Street, E14 Uamvar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ullin Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Venue Street, E14 Venue Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Voysey Square, E14 Voysey Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Watts Grove, E3 Watts Grove is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Wellington Street, E14 Wellington Street, later Woodin Street, disappeared from the map in the 1950s. .
Wellspring Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wooster Gardens, E14 Wooster Gardens runs from Dee Street to Blair Street.
Wyvis Street, E14 Wyvis Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Yeo Street, E14 Yeo Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Zetland Street, E14 Zetland Street is a road in the E14 postcode area


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, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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In the neighbourhood...

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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Bow Locks, with Bow Creek, beyond, at low tide (2006) Limehouse Cut begins to the right of the locks.
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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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Lochnagar Street, 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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