Tiller Road, E14

Road in/near Canary Wharf, existing between the 1850s and now

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JANUARY
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2020

Tiller Road was part of Glengall Grove before 1963.

Glengall Road ran from Westferry Road to Manchester Road, crossing the Millwall Docks.

Shortly prior to the Second World War, it was renamed Glengall Grove. When road access through Millwall Docks was stopped in 1963, the western half of the road was renamed Tiller Road.

A tiller, in the nautical sense, is the lever attached to the rudder and used for steering.

Alexander House, a block of flats on the road, was built in the late 1920s. It was named after Frederick William Alexander OBE (1859-1937), Medical Officer of Health for Poplar and Bromley between 1893 and 1926.


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Lived here
Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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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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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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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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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Crossharbour Crossharbour is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Bank-Lewisham Line in Cubitt Town.
Millwall Millwall is the historic name for an area on the west of the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
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Alpha Grove, E14 Alpha Grove runs from Strafford Street to Tiller Road.
Arden Crescent, E14 Arden Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Arnhem Place, E14 Arnhem Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Baltimore Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bosun Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Caravel Close, E14 Caravel Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cassilis Road, E14 Cassilis Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cheval Street, E14 Cheval Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Claire Place, E14 Claire Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cobalt Point, E14 Cobalt Point is a location in London.
Crewe Terrace, E14 Crewe Terrace appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Crossharbour Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dartmoor Walk, E14 Dartmoor Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dockers Tanner Road, E14 Dockers Tanner Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Enterprise Business Park, E14 Enterprise Business Park is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Gaverick Mews, E14 Gaverick Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
Gaverick Street, E14 Gaverick Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Great Eastern Enterprise Centre, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Greenwich View Place, E14 Greenwich View Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Greenwich View, E14 Greenwich View is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hammond House, E14 Residential block
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.
Hutching’s Street, E14 Hutching’s Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
Inglewood Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Janet Street, E14 Janet Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Kedge House, E14 Residential block
Kingsbridge Court, E14 Kingsbridge Court is a road in the E14 postcode area
Knighthead Point, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lanark Square, E14 Lanark Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lantern House Lanterns Court, E14 Lantern House Lanterns Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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
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
Lincolane Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lincoln Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Malabar Street, E14 Malabar Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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.
Mellish Street, E14 Mellish Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Millharbour, E14 Millharbour is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Millwall Dock Road, E14 Millwall Dock Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Moiety Road, E14 Moiety Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
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Newton Place, E14 Newton Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Oakland Quay, E14 Oakland Quay is a walkway alongside the Millwall Inner Dock.
Old Bellgate Place, E14 Old Bellgate Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Old Bellgate Wharf, E14 Old Bellgate Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Omega Close, E14 Omega Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pan Peninsula Square, E14 Pan Peninsula Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pepper Street, E14 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Quadrant Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ringwood Gardens, E14 Ringwood Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Selsdon Way, E14 Selsdon Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Severnake Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Simpsons Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
St. Lukes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Starboard Way, E14 Starboard Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Storers Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Strafford Street, E14 Strafford Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Quarterdeck, E14 The Quarterdeck is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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.
Watergate Walk, E14 Watergate Walk is a location in London.
Watergate Walk, E14 Watergate Walk is a location in London.
Wateridge Close, E14 Wateridge Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
West Ferry Road, E14 West Ferry Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
West Quay Walk, 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.
Westward Parade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wheat Sheaf Close, E14 Wheat Sheaf Close is a road in the E14 postcode area


Canary Wharf

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

Canary Wharf was the site of cargo warehouses that served the docks based in London E14, taking its name from sea trade with the Canary Islands. The docks were, as recently as 1961, the busiest in the world but fell into declie after containerisation.

The project to revitalise eight square miles of derelict London docks began in 1981 with the establishment of the London Docklands Development Corporation. At first, redevelopment was focused on light industrial schemes and Canary Wharf’s largest occupier was Limehouse Studios, a TV production company.

In 1984, Michael von Clem, head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, was visiting the Docklands looking for a site for a client’s food processing plant and noticed that there was empty land. Thinking of relocating City of London offices, von Clem contacted his opposite number at Morgan Stanley who said that a large scheme with critical mass would be necessary. It was also agreed that a new Tube line would be required to make the scheme viable.

Canadian developer Olympia and York bought the project idea. Critically, Olympia and York agreed to meet 50% of the proposed cost of an extension to the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf began in 1988 with phase one completed in 1992.

The property market collapsed in the early 1990s. Tenant demand evaporated and the Jubilee Line work had not started as Olympia & York collapsed. The scheme went into administration. For a while it seemed that Canary Wharf would be a white elephant, accessible only by the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium backed by the former owners of Olympia & York bought the scheme. At this time its working population was around 13 000 and over half the office space was empty. Probably the critical event in the recovery of Canary Wharf was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line, which the government wanted ready for the Millennium celebrations. From this point, potential tenants began to see Canary Wharf as a alternative to traditional office locations. The remaining phases were completed and new phases were built.

Canary Wharf is now very successful with tenants including major banks and news media firms. Jubilee Place opened as a shopping mall in 2004.

The immediate impact of Canary Wharf was to raise land values in the surrounding area.

Canary Wharf is now connected to central London via the Canary Wharf DLR station, opened in 1991, and the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, opened in 2000. A river boat service from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.


LOCAL PHOTOS
1 Cabot Square
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In the neighbourhood...

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Alpha Grove in 1962. The road running across is Byng Street.
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The North Pole
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