Wakley Street, EC1V

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1960s

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Wakley Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.





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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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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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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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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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Tom   
Added: 21 May 2021 23:07 GMT   

Blackfriars
What is, or was, Bodies Bridge?

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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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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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Erin   
Added: 2 May 2022 01:33 GMT   

Windsor Terrace, N1
hello

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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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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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NEARBY STREETS
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Angel Gate, EC1V Angel Gate is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Angel House, N1 Angel House is a block on Pentonville Road.
Angel Mews, N1 Angel Mews is an ancient side street in Islington.
Angel Square, EC1V Angel Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Arlington Way, EC1R Arlington Way was called Arlington Street before 1936.
Ashby Street, EC1V Ashby Street was named after local landowners who had a seat at Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire.
Baldwin Terrace, N1 Baldwin Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Baron Street, N1 Baron Street is named after Joseph Barron, landlord of the White Lion inn during the late eighteenth century.
Berry Place, EC1V Berry Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Bollinder Place, EC1V Bollinder Place lies along City Road.
Boreas Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bradleys Close, N1 Bradleys Close is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Britannia Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Burgh Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Canal Building, N1 Canal Building is a block on Shepherdess Walk
Canalside Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Central Street, EC1V Central Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Chadwell Street, EC1R Chadwell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Chapel Market, N1 Chapel Market is a daily street market in Islington.
Chapel Place, N1 Chapel Place lies off the north side of Chapel Market towards Liverpool Road.
Charles Rowan House, WC1X Charles Rowan House can be found on Margery Street
City Forum, EC1V City Forum is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
City Garden Row, N1 City Garden Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
City Road, EC1V City Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Claremont Close, EC1R Claremont Close is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Claremont Street, EC1R A street within the N1 postcode
Coombs Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Danbury Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Danbury Street, N1 Danbury Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Davina House, EC1V Davina House is a block on Goswell Road
Dingley Road, EC1V Dingley Road is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Duncan Street, N1 Duncan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Duncan Terrace, N1 Duncan Terrace is named after Admiral Duncan the commander of the Naval Fleet at the Battle of Camperdown against the Dutch in 1797.
Elia Mews, EC1V Elia Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Elia Street, N1 Elia Street was named for local poet, Charles Lamb.
Falcon Court, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Farringdon Road, EC1V Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Friend Street, EC1V Friend Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Frome Street, N1 Frome Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gard Street, EC1V Gard Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Gerrard Road, N1 Gerrard Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gloucester Way, EC1R Gloucester Way is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Goswell Road, EC1V Goswell Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Graham Street, N1 Graham Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Grand Junction Wharf, N1 Grand Junction Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hall Street, EC1V Hall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Hanover Yard, N1 Hanover Yard is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hardwick Street, EC1R Hardwick Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Haverstock Place, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Haverstock Street, EC1V Haverstock Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hermit Street, EC1V Hermit Street links Friend Street with Rawstorne Street.
Inglebert Street, EC1R Inglebert Street is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Ironmonger Row, EC1V Ironmonger Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Islington High Street, EC1V Islington High Street is part of the main road through Islington at Angel.
James’s Gardens, N1 James’s Gardens was established in the 1810s.
Joseph Close, EC1R Joseph Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Joseph Trotter Close, EC1R Joseph Trotter Close is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
King Square, EC1V King Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Kingsway Place, EC1R Kingsway Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Leo Yard, EC1V Leo Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lever Street, EC1V Lever Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lloyds Row, EC1R Lloyds Row is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Macclesfield Road, EC1V Macclesfield Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Mandeville Houses, N1 Mandeville Houses, fronting Mantell Street and Liverpool Road was the earliest housing scheme built by Finsbury Borough Council.
Manningford Close, EC1V Manningford Close is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Masons Place, EC1V Masons Place is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Meredith Street, EC1R Meredith Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Merlin Street, EC1R Merlin Street runs west off Amwell Street.
Moreland Street, EC1V Moreland Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Myddelton Passage, EC1R Myddelton Passage is an alleyway with an interesting story
Myddelton Square, EC1R Myddelton Square is named after Sir Hugh Myddelton (1560–1631), the founder of the New River Company, who developed the square.
Myddelton Street, EC1R Myddelton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Nelson Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Nelson Terrace, EC1V Nelson Terrace is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Newington Close, EC1R This is a street in the EC1R postcode area
Noel Road, N1 Noel Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Northampton Square, EC1V Northampton Square is a square between Finsbury and Clerkenwell, located between Goswell Road and St John Street.
Northeast Place, N1 Northeast Place matched the adjacent Northwest Place.
Northwest Place, N1 Northwest Place, off Chapel Market, was formerly West Place.
Oakley Crescent, EC1V Oakley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Owen Street, EC1V Owen Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Owen’s Row, EC1V Owen’s Row is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Paget Street, EC1V Paget Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Paper Mill Buildings, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Peregrine House, EC1V Peregrine House is a block on Hall Street
Peter’s Street Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pickfords Wharf, N1 Pickfords Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pride Court, N1 Pride Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Provence Street, N1 Provence Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Quick Street Mews, N1 Quick Street Mews lies off Quick Street.
Quick Street, N1 Quick Street is named for the favourite comedian of King George III, John Quick.
Rawstorne Place, EC1V Rawstorne Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Rawstorne Street, EC1V Rawstorne Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Remington Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Remington Street, EC1V Remington Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
River Street, EC1R River Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Rocliffe Street, N1 Rocliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rosoman Street, EC1R Rosoman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Sans Works, EC1R Sans Works is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Seabrooke Place, N1 Seabrook Place once connected Angel Mews and White Lion Street.
Sebastian Street, EC1V Sebastian Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Sidney Grove, EC1V Sidney Grove is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Spencer Street, EC1V Spencer Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
St John Street, EC1V The northern section of St John Street was confusingly, before the 20th century, named Saint John Street Road.
Sudeley Street, N1 Sudeley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Theseus Walk, N1 Theseus Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Thoresby Street, N1 Thoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tolpuddle Street, N1 Tolpuddle Street is a more recent street of Islington.
Tompion Street, EC1V Tompion Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Torrens Street, EC1V Torrens Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Tysoe Street, EC1R Tysoe Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Union Square, N1 Union Square (sometime Union Court) was approached by a narrow alley.
Union Wharf, N1 Union Wharf is a block on Wenlock Road.
Vincent Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Waterside, N1 Waterside is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wenlock Building, N1 The Wenlock Building is a canal-side development on Wharf Road.
Wenlock Road, N1 Wenlock Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wharf Road, N1 Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
White Conduit Street, N1 White Conduit Street was laid out and built up with houses and tenements from the mid-1790s.
White Lion Street, N1 White Lion Street is named after the former White Lion inn on Islington High Street.
Wyclif Street, EC1V Wyclif Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Wynyatt Street, EC1V Wynyatt Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
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Duke Of Cambridge Organic Pub This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Earl Of Essex This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Red Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Star Space This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Angel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Castle The Castle stands on the corner of Pentonville Road and Baron Street.
The Harlequin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Nag’s Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Shakespeare’s Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Three Johns This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Tottenham High Road The Narrow Boat is a pub beside the Regents Canal.
York This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Angel

Angel tube station is a London Underground station in The Angel, Islington. It is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line.

Angel station was originally built by the City & South London Railway, and opened in 1901 as the northern terminus of a new extension from Moorgate. It is one of five stations on the London Underground named after a public house – in this case the once-famous Angel inn, which dates back to at least 1638.

As with many other stations on the line, it was originally built with a single central island platform serving two tracks – an arrangement still seen at Clapham North and Clapham Common – and access from street level was via lifts.

For years, the station regularly suffered from congestion, overcrowding and genuine fear in passengers due to the very narrow island platform (barely 3.7 metres in width), which constituted a major safety issue.

Consequently, the station was comprehensively rebuilt, reopening in 1992.

The lifts and the ground level building originally on the corner of Torrens Street and City Road were closed and a new station entrance was opened around the corner in Islington High Street. Because of the distance of the new entrance from the platforms, and their depth, two flights of escalators were required, aligned approximately at a right-angle. Angel station has the third-longest escalators in Western Europe (after Västra skogen in the Stockholm Metro and Kamppi station in the Helsinki Metro), with a vertical rise of 27 metres and a length of 60 metres.

The tube stop serves as a portal to several Off West End, or fringe theatre, venues, including Old Red Lion Theatre, The King's Head Theatre and Almeida Theatre. It is also the station for Chapel Market, a London street market. Between Angel and Old Street stations is the disused City Road station.


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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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The exterior of the Agricultural Hall in Islington (1861).
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The third Grand Theatre, Islington (1903). This was built on the site of the former Philharmonic Hall and two previous Grand Theatres
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Islington Horse and Cattle market at the turn of the twentieth century.
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A line of children hold hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington.
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The Grand Theatre, Islington High Street (1903)
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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Sadler House on the Spa Green Estate from Rosebery Avenue (2011) The ’organic’ connection between old and new buildings intended by architect Berthold Lubetkin at Spa Green.
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The Camden Head, Islington This is a glorious old gin palace-style pub behind Upper Street, in existence since the 18th century.
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At the corner of Clerkenwell Road and Goswell Road sits the Hat and Feathers. It was built on the site of an earlier tavern around 1860 for owner James Leask. It was designed by William Finch Hill who specialised in music halls and pubs.
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The Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington (1861). View from Liverpool Road.
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