Water Street, E14

Road in/near Canary Wharf .

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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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

Born here
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.
Poplar Dock Poplar Dock is a small dock that connects to the Blackwall Basin of the West India Docks.
West India Quay West India Quay is a leisure complex on the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
1 Cabot Square, E14 1 Cabot Square (also known as the Credit Suisse building) is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development.
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Admirals Way, E14 Admirals Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Alpha Road, E14 Alpha Road was Alpha Groveafter 1939.
Antilles Bay Apartments, E14 Antilles Bay Apartments can be found on Lawn House Close.
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.
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.
Billingsgate Market, E14 Billingsgate Market is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Blue Bridge, E14 Blue Bridge is a road in the SW1H postcode area
Boardwalk Place, E14 Boardwalk Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bosun Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bridge House Quay, E14 Bridge House Quay was part of the Wates Built Homes scheme designed by Whittam, Cox, Ellis & Clayton on the site of the Blackwall Graving Dock.
Broadway Walk, E14 Broadway Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
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, 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
Chancellor Passage, E14 Chancellor Passage is in the Canary Wharf area behind West India Quay.
Chipka Street, E14 Chipka Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cochrane House, E14 Residential block
Cooks Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cotswold House, E14 Cotswold House is a block on Marsh Wall.
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cumbrian House, E14 Cumbrian House is a block on Marsh Wall.
Dockyard Lane, E14 Dockyard Lane is location of London.
Dollar Bay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Drewry House, E14 Drewry House is a block on Marsh Wall.
East Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ensign House Admirals Way, E14 Ensign House Admirals Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ensign House, E14 Residential block
Fishermans Place, E14 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Folly Wall, E14 Folly Wall is a road in the E14 postcode area
Grampian House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Harbour Quay, E14 Harbour Quay is an Isle of Dogs development.
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
Independent House, E14 Independent House is a block on Marsh Wall.
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.
Lancaster Drive, E14 Lancaster Drive was designed by WCEC Architects for the Wates Group and was completed circa 1985.
Landon Walk, E14 Landon Walk is a dockside walkway.
Lawn House Close, E14 Lawn House Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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
Llandovery House, E14 Llandovery House is a block on Chipka Street.
Lord Amory Way, E14 Lord Amory Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lovegrove Walk, E14 Lovegrove Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
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.
Malvern House, E14 Residential block
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.
Memaco House, E14 Memaco House is a building on Marsh Wall.
Meridian Gate, E14 Meridian Gate is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Meridian Place, E14 Meridian Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal 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
Moorfoot House, E14 Moorfoot House is located on Marsh Wall.
Myers Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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
Parker House, E14 Residential block
Pierhead Lock, E14 Pierhead Lock is a road in the E14 postcode area
Polden House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Queen of the Isle Apartments, E14 Queen of the Isle Apartments is a block on East Ferry Road.
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area
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.
Snowdon House, E14 Snowdon House is a building on Marsh Wall.
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
Sovereign House, E14 Sovereign House is located on Marsh Wall.
St. Lukes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Thames Quay, E14 Thames Quay is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Blue Bridge, E14 The Blue Bridge is a road in the E14 postcode area
Tideway House, E14 Tideway House can be found on Strafford Street.
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wallbrook Building, E14 Wallbrook Building can be found on Marsh Wall.
West Wintergarden, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is an open area between Cabot Square and the footbridge over to the Museum of London Docklands.
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.


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Canary Wharf

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

Canary Wharf originally housed cargo warehouses that catered to the docks and derived its name from trade with the Canary Islands. In the past, the docks were the busiest globally until containerisation led to their decline.

In 1981, the London Docklands Development Corporation initiated a project to rejuvenate the derelict London docks, covering an area of eight square miles. Initially, the focus was on redeveloping light industrial schemes, and the primary occupant of Canary Wharf was Limehouse Studios, a television production company.

In 1984, while searching for a location for a client’s food processing plant, Michael von Clem, the head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, visited the Docklands. He discovered vacant land and, considering the possibility of relocating City of London offices, reached out to his counterpart at Morgan Stanley. They agreed that a substantial development with critical mass would be necessary and acknowledged the need for a new Tube line to make the project viable.

The Canadian developer Olympia and York took on the project and crucially agreed to cover 50% of the proposed cost of extending the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf commenced in 1988, with the completion of the first phase in 1992.

However, the property market experienced a collapse in the early 1990s, resulting in a decline in tenant demand, and the Jubilee Line extension faced delays due to Olympia & York’s collapse. The project went into administration, and for a while, Canary Wharf appeared destined to become a deserted development accessible only via the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium, supported by the former owners of Olympia & York, acquired the project. At this point, the working population was approximately 13 000, and over half of the office space remained unoccupied. The pivotal moment in Canary Wharf’s recovery came with the long-awaited commencement of the Jubilee Line construction, a project the government aimed to complete in time for the Millennium celebrations. From that moment, prospective tenants began to view Canary Wharf as an alternative to traditional office locations. Subsequent phases were finalised, and new phases were added.

Today, Canary Wharf thrives with major banks and news media companies as tenants. The immediate consequence of Canary Wharf’s development was the escalation of land values in the surrounding area.

Currently, Canary Wharf is connected to central London through the Canary Wharf DLR station, established in 1991, the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, inaugurated in 2000 and the 2022 Elizabeth Line.

Additionally, a river boat services from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.


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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The River Thames looking west as photographed from the restaurant at One Canada Place (2018)
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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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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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Hanbury Place, Ming Street, looking towards Hanbury Buildings (1939) The signs changing King Street into Ming Street are in place.
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Aste Street
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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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Rook Street, Poplar decorated with flags, shrines and a banner in preparation for a Catholic procession, September 1914.
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Pennyfields together with Limehouse Causeway, was where London’s thousand or so Chinese community lived, and the only place where a Chinese restaurant could be found in London. (c.1920).
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