Waterson Street, E2

Road in/near Bethnal Green

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Waterson Street 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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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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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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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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Born here
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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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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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Courtyard Theatre The Courtyard is a theatre housed in the former Passmore Edwards Free Library.
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.

NEARBY STREETS
Academy Buildings, N1 Academy Buildings is a large block of brick warehouses.
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Ashford Street, N1 Ashford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Aske Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Austin Street, E2 Austin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Baroness Road, E2 Baroness Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Basing House Yard, E2 Basing House Yard is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bateman’s Row, EC2A This is a street in the EC2A postcode area
Bath Place, EC2A Bath Place leads off of Rivington Street.
Blackall Street, EC2A Blackall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Bookham Street, N1 Bookham Street disappeared after the Second World War.
Boot Street, N1 Boot Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowling Green Walk, N1 Bowling Green Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
Britannia Gardens, N1 Britannia Gardens once led to the Britannia Theatre.
Buckland Street, N1 Buckland Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Buttesland Street, N1 Buttesland Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cadogan House, E2 Cadogan House is one of four blocks which formed a 1963 westwards extension of the Avebury Estate
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Chambord Street, E2 Chambord Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Chapel Place, EC2A Chapel Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Charles Square, N1 Charles Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Charlotte Road, EC2A Charlotte Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Lofts, EC2A City Lofts is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Collingwood Street, E2 Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.
Columbia Road, E2 Columbia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Coronet Street, N1 Coronet Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Cottons Gardens, E2 Cottons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Crabtree Close, E2 Crabtree Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Cremer Business Centre, E2 Cremer Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cremer Street, E2 Cremer Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Crondall Street, N1 Crondall Street is one of the older streets of the area.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Diss Street, E2 Diss Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Drysdale Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Drysdale Street, N1 Drysdale Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dunloe Street, E2 Dunloe Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Elwin Street, E2 Elwin Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Enfield Cloisters, N1 Enfield Cloisters is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ezra Street, E2 Ezra Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Falkirk Street, N1 Falkirk Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Fanshaw Street, N1 Fanshaw Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Fellows Court, E2 Fellows Court is a block on Appleby Street
French Place, EC2A French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Garden Walk, EC2A Garden Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gascoigne Place, E2 Gascoigne Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Geffrye Court, N1 Geffrye Court is a road in the N1 postcode area
Geffrye Street, E2 Geffrye Street 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.
Glassworks Studios, E2 Glassworks Studios is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gorsuch Place, E2 Gorsuch Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Granby Street, E2 Granby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Great Eastern Street, EC2A Great Eastern Street was laid out in 1872-6
Haberdasher Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hare Walk, N1 Hare Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hassard Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Hocker Street, E2 Hocker Street, like the other seven roads radiating from Arnold Circus commemorate the Huguenot connection with the area.
Hoffman Square, N1 Hoffman Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Homefield Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Horatio Street, E2 Horatio Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hoxton Market, N1 Hoxton Market is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hoxton Square, N1 Hoxton Square is a garden square laid out in 1683
Hoxton Street, N1 Hoxton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Juliet House, N1 Juliet House is a block on Regan Way
Karma Yoga House, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Karstake House, E2 Karstake House dates from 1963.
Kingsland Road, E2 Kingsland Road stretches north from the junction with Old Street, Hackney Road and Shoreditch High Street.
Kirton Gardens, E2 Kirton Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Leonard Street, EC2A Leonard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Long Street, E2 Long Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Mail Coach Yard, E2 Mail Coach Yard is a road in the E2 postcode area
Mail Coach Yard, N1 Mail Coach Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Marlow Workshops, E2 Marlow Workshops is a Victorian block containing a mixture of residential and commercial use.
Mills Court, EC2A Mills Court is a location in London.
Mundy Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Myrtle Walk, N1 Myrtle Walk was built over the line of Myrtle Street when the Arden Estate was built.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
Nazrul Street, E2 Nazrul Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
New Inn Broadway, EC2A New Inn Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Square, EC2A New Inn Square is a road in the EC2A postcode area
New Inn Street, EC2A New Inn Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Osric Path, N1 Osric Path is a walkway within the Arden Estate.
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court links Brick Lane and Gibraltar Walk.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Pelter Street, E2 Pelter Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pimlico Walk, N1 Pimlico Walk was curtailed in length with the coming of the Arden Estate.
Pitfield Street, N1 Pitfield Street is a north-south street running through Islington.
Playground Gardens, E2 Playground Gardens is a location in London.
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ravenscroft Street, E2 Ravenscroft Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ravey Street, EC2A Ravey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Redvers Street, E2 A street within the N1 postcode
Regan Way, N1 Regan Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Retford Street, E2 A street within the N1 postcode
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Rufus Street, N1 Rufus Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal 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.
Scawfell Street, E2 Scawfell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shenfield Street, N1 Shenfield Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Shipton Street, E2 Shipton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Speakman House, E2 Speakman House is one of four blocks built around a communal area.
Square Studio, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Stamp Place, E2 Stamp Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Stanway Street, N1 Stanway Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Streatley Buildings, E2 Streatley Buildings was the first block of the new Boundary Estate - completed in 1896.
Strouts Place, E2 Strouts Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Stuart House, E2 Stuart House stands in an area of the Avebury Estate.
Sunbury Workshops, E2 Sunbury Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Symister Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Timber Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tyssen Street, E2 Tyssen Street, for long a separate street, was absorbed into Brick Lane during the late nineteenth century.
Tyssen Street, N1 Tyssen Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Union Central, E2 Union Central is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Union Walk, E2 Union Walk is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Virginia Road, E2 Virginia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wilks Place, N1 Wilks Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Willow Court, EC2A Willow Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Willow Street, EC2A Willow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Zeus House 16-30, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode

NEARBY PUBS
Be at One Limited This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bill’s Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cargo, The Arches This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Casita This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Charlie Wright’s International This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dragon Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
East Village This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Far Rockaway This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
George & Vulture This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Gibraltar Tavern The Gibraltar Tavern (a.k.a. The Gib) was situated at 28 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green.
Iambic Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lion & Lamb This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lion & Lamb This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mkm Entertainment Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prague Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Roadtrip Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Sager & Wilde This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Barley Mow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Griffin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Macbeth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Shoreditch Station This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Princess Of Shoreditch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The White Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Blind Mice This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Trafik This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ye Old Axe This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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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.



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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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Geffrye Museum, London (2012)
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Mass grave for plague victims, Holywell Mount (1665) Holywell Mount is the source of the River Walbrook. Today it lies underneath Luke Street in Shoreditch but, then in open land, was used as a plague pit in 1665.
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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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Crondall Street
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View of Curtain Road, Shoreditch from the corner of Great Eastern Street (1896)
Credit: George Newnes
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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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On King John Court, E1 is a huge painted mural covering an office building - in 2018 the largest street art mural in the UK. The artwork was created by 16 artists using 250 litres of black paint and 500 cans of spray paint. It covers 1400 square metres of the London headquarters of telecommunications company Colt, who commissioned the piece through Global Street Art.
Credit: https://careergappers.com/
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A view of Union Place in Spitalfields (1901)
Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain
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Sclater Street, Bethnal Green, early 1900s
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Wheler Street, Spitalfields as photographed by C.A. Matthew on 20 April 1912. He adds to the photo notes - "No.88 demolished in 1891"
Credit: CA Mathew/Bishopsgate Institute
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