Vallance Road, E2

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Vallance Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.





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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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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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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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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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NEARBY STREETS
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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.
Barnet Grove, E2 Barnet Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Barnsley Street, E1 Barnsley Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
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Bethnal Green Road, E2 Bethnal Green Road was a Victorian invention.
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Brady Street, E1 Brady Street is a road running north-south from Three Colts Lane to Whitechapel Road.
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
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.
Cadogan House, E2 Cadogan House is one of four blocks which formed a 1963 westwards extension of the Avebury Estate
Chambord Street, E2 Chambord Street is a road in the E2 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.
City View House, E2 City View House is a block on Bethnal Green Road
Clarkson Street, E2 Clarkson Street was formed after 1857.
Code Street, E2 Code Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, E1 Collingwood Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Columbia Road, E2 Columbia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Corfield Street, E2 Corfield Street runs along the route of the former Camden Gardens.
Coventry Road, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Cudworth Street, E1 Cudworth Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Delta Street, E2 Delta Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Derbyshire Street, E2 Derbyshire Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dunbridge Street, E2 Dunbridge Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Durant Street, E2 Durant Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ellsworth Street, E2 Ellsworth Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Elwin Street, E2 Elwin Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Fakruddin Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Florida Street, E2 Florida Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gales Gardens, E2 Gales Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 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
Gosset Street, E2 Gosset Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Greenheath Business Centre, E2 Greenheath Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Grindall House, E1 Grindall House can be found on Collingwood Street
Gwilym Maries House, E2 Residential block
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Headlam Street, E1 Headlam Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hemming Street, E1 Hemming 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.
Hollybush Gardens, E2 Hollybush Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hollybush Place, E2 Hollybush Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ivimey Street, E2 Ivimey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Jersey Street, E2 Jersey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 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
Kirton Gardens, E2 Kirton Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
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
Middleton Street, E2 Middleton Street was built after 1857.
Nelson Gardens, E2 Nelson Gardens runs off Old Bethnal Green Road.
Old Bethnal Green Road, E2 Old Bethnal Green Road had a series of rather racy names until the nineteenth century.
Orion House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court links Brick Lane and Gibraltar Walk.
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.
Pollard Row, E2 Pollard Row runs north from Florida Street in Bethnal Green.
Pollard Street, E2 Pollard Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Pott Street, E2 Pott Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Poyser Street, E2 Poyser Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pundersons Gardens, E2 Pundersons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Quilter Street, E2 Quilter Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ramsey Street, E2 Ramsey Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Roberta Street, E2 Roberta Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Roger Dowley Close, E2 Roger Dowley Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Rushmead, E2 Rushmead is a road in the E2 postcode area
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.
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.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
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.
Squirries Street, E2 Squirries Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
St Matthews Row, E2 St Matthews Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Stockton House, E2 Residential block
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
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.
Three Colts Lane, E1 Three Colts Lane is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Turin Street, E2 Turin Street was originally known as ’Hope Town’.
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.
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.
Wellington Row, E2 Wellington Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wilmot Street, E2 Wilmot Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wimbolt Street, E2 Wimbolt Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wood Close, E2 Wood Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Gibraltar Tavern The Gibraltar Tavern (a.k.a. The Gib) was situated at 28 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green.


Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green - a happy corner

Bethnal Green is located 3.3 miles northeast of Charing Cross, It was historically an agrarian hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, Middlesex.

The name Blithehale or Blythenhale, the earliest form of Bethnal Green, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon healh (’angle, nook, or corner’) and blithe (’happy, blithe’).

Following population increases caused by the expansion of London during the 18th century, it was split off as the parish of Bethnal Green in 1743, becoming part of the Metropolis in 1855 and the County of London in 1889. The parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in 1900 and the population peaked in 1901, entering a period of steady decline which lasted until 1981. Bethnal Green has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

The economic history of Bethnal Green is characterised by a shift away from agricultural provision for the City of London to market gardening, weaving and light industry, which has now all but disappeared.

By about 1860 Bethnal Green was mainly full of tumbledown old buildings with many families living in each house. By the end of the century, Bethnal Green was one of the poorest slums in London. Jack the Ripper operated at the western end of Bethnal Green and in neighbouring Whitechapel. In 1900, the Old Nichol Street Rookery was demolished, and the Boundary Estate opened on the site near the boundary with Shoreditch. This was the world’s first council housing. The quality of the built environment was radically reformed by the aerial bombardment of World War II and the subsequent social housing developments.

Bethnal Green has a tube station on the Central Line of the London Underground. The station was opened as part of the long planned Central Line eastern extension on 4 December 1946; before that it was used as an air-raid shelter. On 3 March 1943, 173 people were killed in a crush while attempting to enter the shelter.

The station is an example of the New Works Programme 1935 - 1940 style adopted by London Transport for its new tube stations. Extensive use is made of pale yellow tiling, originally manufactured by Poole Pottery. The finishes include relief tiles, showing symbols of London and the area served by the London Passenger Transport Board, designed by Harold Stabler. The station entrances, all in the form of subway access staircases to the subterranean ticket hall, all show the design influences of Charles Holden, the consulting architect for London Transport at this time.



LOCAL PHOTOS
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Buxton Street art, Spitalfields
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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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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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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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Buxton Street art, Spitalfields
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Cheshire Street (1969).
Credit: David Granick (1912-80)
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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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Gibraltar Walk, E2 The photo depicts an earlier section of Gibraltar Walk which fell victim to post-war planners.
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Hanbury Street c.1918, looking east
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