Garrod Building, E1

Block in/near Shadwell

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Garrod Building is a block on Turner Street.





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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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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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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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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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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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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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Loraine Brocklehurst    
Added: 24 May 2023 14:00 GMT   

Holcombe Road, N17
I lived at 23Holcombe Rd. with my parents, Grandfather , Aunt and Uncle in 1954. My Aunt and Uncle lived there until it was demolished. I’m not sure what year that was as we emigrated to Canada.

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Jen Williams   
Added: 20 May 2023 17:27 GMT   

Corfield Street, E2
My mother was born in 193 Corfield Street in 1920.Her father was a policeman.

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sofia   
Added: 19 May 2023 08:57 GMT   

43 MELLITUS STREET
43 MELLITUS STREET

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Added: 17 May 2023 11:50 GMT   

Milson Road (1908 - 1954)
My grandparents and great grandparents and great great grandparents the Manley family lived at 33 Milson Road from 1908 to 1935. My grandad was born at 33 Milson Road. His parents George and Grace had all four of their chidren there. When his father Edward died his mother moved to 67 Milson in 1935 Road and lived there until 1954 (records found so far, it may be longer). Before that they lived in the Porten Road. I wonder if there is anyone that used to know them? My grandad was Charles ’Ted’ Manley, his parents were called George and Grace and George’s parents were called Edward and Bessie. George worked in a garage and Edward was a hairdresser.

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Lived here
   
Added: 16 Apr 2023 15:55 GMT   

Rendlesham Road, E5
I lived at 14 Rendlesham Road in the 1940s and 50s. The house belonged to my grandfather James Grosvenor who bought it in the 1920s for £200.I had a brother who lived in property until 1956 when he married. Local families were the paisleys, the Jenners and the family of Christopher Gable.

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Sandra Field   
Added: 15 Apr 2023 16:15 GMT   

Removal Order
Removal order from Shoreditch to Holborn, Jane Emma Hall, Single, 21 Pregnant. Born about 21 years since in Masons place in the parish of St Lukes.

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Sue Germain   
Added: 10 Apr 2023 08:35 GMT   

Southwood Road, SE9
My great great grandfather lived in Time Villa, Southwood Rd around 1901. He owned several coffee houses in Whitechapel and in South London, including New Time Coffee House so either his house was named after the coffee house or vice versa.

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David Gleeson   
Added: 7 Apr 2023 22:19 GMT   

MBE from Campbell Bunk (1897 - 1971)
Walter Smith born at 43 Campbell Bunk was awarded the MBE in january honours list in 1971. A local councillor for services to the public.

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Pavilion Theatre The Pavilion Theatre at 191–193 Whitechapel Road was the first major theatre to open in the East End.
St Mary Matfelon St Mary Matfelon church was popularly known as St Mary’s, Whitechapel.
St Mary’s (Whitechapel Road) St Mary’s was a station on the Metropolitan Railway and the District Railway lines, located between Whitechapel and Aldgate East stations.
Vine Tavern The Vine Tavern was situated on a site in the middle of Mile End Road, theoretically at number 31.

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Ada Lewis Court, E1 Ada Lewis Court is located on Underwood Road.
Adelina Grove, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Adelina Place, E1 Adelina Place was a very narrow side street of Adelina Grove.
Adler Street, E1 Adler Street runs between the Whitechapel Road and the Commercial Road.
Albany Court, E1 Albany Court is a block on Plumbers Row.
Amazon Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Anne Goodman House, E1 Anne Goodman House is sited on Jubilee Street.
Ansell House, E1 Ansell House is a block on Adelina Grove.
Anthony Street, E1 Anthony Street previously ran from Commercial Road through to Cable Street. Just a few metres survive.
Armsby House, E1 Armsby House is a block on Stepney Way.
Ashfield Street, E1 Ashfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Assam Street, E1 Assam Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Athlone House, E1 Athlone House is a block on Sidney Street.
Baker’s Row, E1 Baker’s Row became Vallance Road in 1896.
Basil House, E1 Basil House is a block on Henriques Street.
Batty Street, E1 Batty Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bearstead Court, E1 Bearstead Court is a block on Underwood Road.
Beckett House, E1 Beckett House is a block on Jubilee Street.
Bernhard Baron House, E1 Bernhard Baron House is a building on Henriques Street.
Black Lion Yard, E1 Black Lion Yard was a narrow thoroughfare running north-south from Old Montague Street (where it was accessible via a set of steps) to Whitechapel Road.
Bloomfield House, E1 Bloomfield House is a block on Old Montague Street.
BLSA Building, E1 BLSA Building is a block on Newark Street.
Booth House, E1 Booth House is a block on Whitechapel Road.
Brady Street, E1 Brady Street is a road running north-south from Three Colts Lane to Whitechapel Road.
Bridgen House, E1 Bridgen House can be found on Philpot Street.
Bromehead Road, E1 Bromehead Road is a location in London.
Bromehead Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Burnham Thorpe Court, E1 Burnham Thorpe Court is a block on Nelson Street.
Buross Street, E1 Buross Street runs south off Commercial Road.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street developed in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Carillon Court, E1 Carillon Court can be found on Greatorex Street.
Casson Street, E1 Casson Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Castlemain Street, E1 Castlemain Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Cavell House, E1 Cavell House is a block on Cavell Street.
Cavell Street, E1 Cavell Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Chaucer Gardens, E1 Chaucer Gardens is a location in London.
Cheviot House, E1 Cheviot House is sited on Commercial Road.
Chicksand House, E1 Chicksand House is sited on Chicksand Street.
Chronos Building, E1 Chronos Building is a building on Mile End Road.
Clare Alexander House, E1 Clare Alexander House can be found on Turner Street.
Clark Street, E1 Clark Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cleveland Grove, E1 Cleveland Grove is a road in the E1 postcode area
Coburg Dwellings, E1 Coburg Dwellings is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Colefax Building, E1 Colefax Building is a block on Plumbers Row.
Collingwood House, E1 Collingwood House is a block on Cambridge Heath Road.
Colstead House, E1 Colstead House is a block on Watney Market.
Colverson House, E1 Colverson House is sited on Unnamed Road.
Comfort House, E1 Comfort House is a block on Turner Street.
Commercial Road, E1 Commercial Road is a major thoroughfare (the A13) running east-west from the junction of Burdett Road and East India Dock Road to Braham Street.
Cornell Building, E1 Cornell Building is a block on Coke Street.
Court Street, E1 Court Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Coverley Close, E1 Coverley Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Damien Court, E1 Damien Court is a block on Damien Street.
Damien Street, E1 Damien Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Darling Row, E1 Darling Row is a road in the E1 postcode area
Davenant House, E1 Davenant House is a block on Old Montague Street.
Davenant Street, E1 Davenant Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dawson House, E1 Dawson House is a block on Walden Street.
Deal Street, E1 Deal Street dates from the mid 1840s.
Define House, E1 Define House is a block on Hessel Street.
Delafield House, E1 Delafield House is a building on Umberston Street.
Dickson House, E1 Dickson House is a building on Philpot Street.
Drake House, E1 Drake House can be found on Stepney Way.
Dron House, E1 Dron House is a block on Adelina Grove.
Dryden Building, E1 Dryden Building is a block on Commercial Road.
Dundalk House, E1 Dundalk House is a block on Clark Street.
Duru House, E1 Duru House is a block on Commercial Road.
Durward Street, E1 Durward Street is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Brady Street to Baker’s Row (today’s Vallance Road).
Durwaroad Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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Elektra House, E1 Elektra House is a block on Ashfield Street.
Empire House, E1 Empire House is a block on New Road.
Enterprise House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Evelyn House, E1 Evelyn House is a block on Greatorex Street.
Fenton Street, E1 Fenton Street runs south from Commercial Road.
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Flintlock Close, E1 Flintlock Close is a location in London.
Floyer House, E1 Floyer House is a block on Philpot Street.
Ford House, E1 Ford House is a block on Ford Square.
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Fordham Street, E1 Fordham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Foundry Court, E1 Foundry Court is a block on Plumbers Row.
Fulbourne Street, E1 Fulbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Gateway House, E1 Gateway House is a block on Cavell Street.
Greatorex House, E1 Greatorex House is sited on Greatorex Street.
Greatorex Street, E1 Greatorex Street was formerly called High Street.
Greenfield Road, E1 Greenfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Greenwich Court, E1 Greenwich Court is sited on Cavell Street.
Grindall House, E1 Grindall House is a building on Collingwood Street.
Gwynne House, E1 Gwynne House is located on Turner Street.
Halcrow Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hanbury House, E1 Hanbury House is located on Hanbury Street.
Henriques Street, E1 Henriques Street was formerly called Berner Street.
Henry Brierley House, E1 Henry Brierley House is a block on Varden Street.
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Hobsons Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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Horace Evans House, E1 Horace Evans House is a block on Ashfield Street.
Hubert Ashton House, E1 Hubert Ashton House is a block on Varden Street.
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Jacobs Court, E1 Jacobs Court is a block on Plumbers Row.
Jane Street, E1 Jane Street is now only a few yards long, with no houses.
Jarman House, E1 Jarman House is sited on Jubilee Street.
Jean Pardies House, E1 Jean Pardies House is a block on Stepney Way.
John Garnett House, E1 John Garnett House is located on Newark Street.
John Harrison House, E1 John Harrison House is a block on Varden Street.
John Pritchard House, E1 John Pritchard House is sited on Buxton Street.
Joscoyne House, E1 Joscoyne House is a block on Philpot Street.
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Kerry House, E1 Kerry House is a block on Sidney Street.
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Lister House, E1 Lister House is located on Lomas Street.
Lomas Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Longford House, E1 Longford House is a block on Jubilee Street.
Manous House, E1 Manous House is a block on Hessel Street.
Maples Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Marden House, E1 Marden House is located on Batty Street.
Marshgate House, E1 Marshgate House is a building on Bromehead Street.
Mayo House, E1 Mayo House is a block on Lindley Street.
Mellish House, E1 Mellish House is a block on Varden Street.
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Milward Street, E1 Milward Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mitali Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mocatta House, E1 Mocatta House is a block on Brady Street.
Moss Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mount Terrace, E1 Mount Terrace is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mulberry Street, E1 Mulberry Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mullan House, E1 Mullan House is a block on Nelson Street.
Myrdle Court, E1 Myrdle Court is a block on Myrdle Street.
Myrdle Street, E1 Myrdle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Nelson Street, E1 Nelson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Road, E1 New Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Newark Street, E1 Newark Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Newbold Cottages, E1 Newbold Cottages is a road in the E1 postcode area
Nijjer House, E1 Nijjer House is a block on Commercial Road.
O’Leary Square, E1 O’Leary Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Oasis Court, E1 Oasis Court is a block on Mile End Road.
Old Montague Street, E1 Old Montague Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Baker’s Row (now Vallance Road) to Brick Lane.
Painter House, E1 Painter House is a block on Sidney Street.
Parfett Street, E1 Parfett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Park House, E1 Park House is a block on Mile End Road.
Pauline House, E1 Pauline House is a block on Old Montague Street.
Pavilion House, E1 Pavilion House is a block on Greatorex Street.
Peter Best House, E1 Peter Best House can be found on Nelson Street.
Philpot Street, E1 Philpot Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Plumbers Row, E1 Plumbers Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Porchester House, E1 Porchester House is sited on Varden Street.
Proud House, E1 Proud House is a block on Amazon Street.
Rampart Street, E1 Rampart Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Raven Row, E1 Raven Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Recurrence Apartments, E1 Recurrence Apartments is located on Commercial Road.
Regal Close, E1 Regal Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Richard Street, E1 Richard Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Romford Street, E1 Romford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rope Walk Gardens, E1 Rope Walk Gardens is a location in London.
Ropewalk Gardens, EC1M Ropewalk Gardens is a location in London.
Ruby House, E1 Ruby House is located on Myrdle Street.
Sander Street, E1 Sander Street ran from Back Church Lane to Berner Street (Henriques Street).
Sandhurst House, E1 Sandhurst House can be found on Wolsey Street.
Settles Street, E1 Settles Street links Fieldgate Street with Commercial Road.
Sidney Square, E1 Sidney Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sidney Street, E1 Sidney Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Siege House, E1 Siege House is a block on Sidney Street.
Silvester House, E1 Silvester House can be found on Varden Street.
Sly Street, E1 Sly Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Somerset House, E1 Somerset House is a block on New Road.
Spring Walk, E1 Spring Walk is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Philip’s House, E1 St Philip’s House is located on Stepney Way.
Star Street, E1 Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street.
Stepney City Apartments, E1 Stepney City Apartments is a block on Clark Street.
Stepney Green Court, E1 Stepney Green Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Stepney Way, E1 Stepney Way is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Suntash Apartments, E1 Suntash Apartments can be found on Umberston Street.
Tannery House, E1 Tannery House is a block on Deal Street.
Tate Apartments, E1 Tate Apartments is a block on Sly Street.
The Old Montague Apartments, E1 The Old Montague Apartments is a block on Old Montague Street.
Tower House, E1 Tower House is a block on Fieldgate Street.
Trahorn Close, E1 Trahorn Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Treves House, E1 Treves House is a block on Vallance Road.
Trinity Green, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Turner Street, E1 Turner Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Tylney House, E1 Tylney House is located on Nelson Street.
Umberston Street, E1 Umberston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Underwood Road, E1 Underwood Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vallance Road, E1 Vallance Road is a significant road running north-south from Bethnal Green Road to Whitechapel Road.
Varden Street, E1 Varden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vawdrey Close, E1 Vawdrey Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Vine Court, E1 Vine Court is a small turning south from Whitechapel Road.
Walden Street, E1 Walden Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Whitechapel Market, E1 Whitechapel Market is a road in the E1 postcode area
Whitechapel Road, E1 Whitechapel Road is a major arterial road in East London.
Whitechapel Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Wilton Court, E1 Wilton Court is a block on Cavell Street.
Wingrad House, E1 Wingrad House is a block on Jubilee Street.
Winthrop Street, E1 Winthrop Street was formerly a narrow street running east-west from Brady Street to Durward Street.
Wodeham Gardens, E1 Wodeham Gardens is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wolsey Street, E1 Wolsey Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street was formerly known as Pelham Street and part of the Halifax Estate.
Woollen House, E1 Woollen House is a block on Clark Street.
Workhouse Apartments, E1 Workhouse Apartments is a block on Feather Mews.
Wynfrid House, E1 Wynfrid House is a block on Mulberry Street.
Zion House, E1 Zion House is sited on Jubilee Street.

NEARBY PUBS
George Tavern The George Tavern contains original brickwork some 700 years old.
Vine Tavern The Vine Tavern was situated on a site in the middle of Mile End Road, theoretically at number 31.
White Hart The White Hart is a pub on the Mile End Road.


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Shadwell

Shadwell is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and located on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff.

In the 13th century, the area was known as Scadflet and Shatfliet – derived from the Anglo-Saxon fleot, meaning a shallow creek or bay – the land was a low lying marsh, until drained (by order of Act of Parliament, after 1587) by Cornelius Vanderdelf. A spring, issuing from near the south wall of the churchyard was dedicated to St Chad, and filled a nearby well. The origin of the name is therefore confused, being associated with both the earlier use and the later well.

In the 17th century, Thomas Neale became a local landowner, and built a mill and established a waterworks on large ponds, left by the draining of the marsh. The area had been virtually uninhabited and he developed the waterfront, with houses behind as a speculation. Shadwell became a maritime hamlet with roperies, tanneries, breweries, wharves, smiths, and numerous taverns, built around the chapel of St Paul's. Seventy-five sea captains are buried in its churchyard; Captain James Cook had his son baptised there.

By the mid-eighteenth century, Shadwell Spa was established, producing sulphurous waters, in Sun Tavern fields. As well as medicinal purposes, salts were extracted from the waters; and used by local calicoprinters to fix their dyes.

In the 19th century, Shadwell was home to a large community of foreign South Asian lascar seamen, brought over from British India by the East India Company. There were also Anglo-Indians, from intermarriage and cohabitation between lascar seamen and local girls. There were also smaller communities of Chinese and Greek seamen, who also intermarried and cohabited with locals.

The modern area is dominated by the enclosed former dock, Shadwell Basin, whose construction destroyed much of the earlier settlement – by this time degenerated into slums. The basin once formed the eastern entrance to the then London Docks, with a channel leading west to St Katharine Docks. It is actually two dock basins - the south basin was constructed in 1828-32 and the north basin in 1854-8.

Unlike nearby Limehouse Basin, few craft larger than canoes can be seen on Shadwell Basin, which is largely used for fishing and watersports - and as a scenic backdrop to the modern residential developments that line it. The basin, however, is still connected to the Thames and the channel is spanned by a bascule bridge.

The original Shadwell station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the Metropolitan District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900 but reverted to its original name in 1918. In 1983, a new ticket hall was built on Cable Street, replacing the original building in Watney Street.

Shadwell DLR station opened on 31 August 1987 as part of the first tranche of DLR stations. Initially designed for one-car DLR trains, Shadwell's platform underwent extension to two-car operation in 1991. The station underwent further refurbishment in 2009, which extended the platforms to accommodate three-car trains, revamped the station entrance at ground level, and added an emergency exit at the east end of the platforms.

Shadwell station closed on 22 December 2007, reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace operated within the London Overground network.


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Buxton Street art, Spitalfields
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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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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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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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St Mary’s (Whitechapel) station (1916) This existed between 1884 and 1938 between Aldgate East and Whitechapel.
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Brady Street looking toward the junction with Durward Street, 1979.
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Cable Street, E1 in the early years of the twentieth century
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Cannon Street Road in the early 1940s
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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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Berner Street, April 1909. The cartwheel indicates the entrance to Dutfield's Yard.
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The Vine Tavern, Mile End Road (1870) The sign promises that it WILL be rebuilt. Let’s hope that it was to everybody’s satisfaction.
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