Quilter Street, E2

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Road · Bethnal Green · E2 ·
August
13
2017

Quilter Street is a road in the E2 postcode 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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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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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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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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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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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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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.

NEARBY STREETS
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Austin Street, E2 Austin 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.
Baroness Road, E2 Baroness Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Baxendale Street, E2 Baxendale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bethnal Green Road, E2 Bethnal Green Road was a Victorian invention.
Blythe Street, E2 Blythe Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
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.
Cadogan House, E2 Cadogan House is one of four blocks which formed a 1963 westwards extension of the Avebury Estate
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Canrobert Street, E2 Canrobert Street began as Charles Street in 1836.
Chambord Street, E2 Chambord Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Claredale Street, E2 Claredale Street was known until the 1930s as Claremont Street but right at the beginning was Lausanne Street.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Coate Street, E2 Coate Street originated as Seabright Place in 1826.
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.
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.
Crown Works, E2 Crown Works is a small industrial zone off Temple Street.
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.
Dinmont House, E2 Dinmont House forms a block on the Dinmont Estate.
Dinmont Street, E2 Dinmont Street was built in 1822.
Diss Street, E2 Diss Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dunloe Street, E2 Dunloe 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.
Durham Place, E2 Durham Place fronted Hackney Road until 1862.
Elwin Street, E2 Elwin Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ezra Street, E2 Ezra Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Fellows Court, E2 Fellows Court is a block on Appleby Street
Florida Street, E2 Florida Street leads east from Squirries Street.
Garner Street, E2 Garner Street was originally Gloucester Street.
Gascoigne Place, E2 Gascoigne Place is a road in the E2 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.
Gillman Street, E2 Wolverley Street - which became Gillman Street in 1886 - was built by Joseph Teale in 1836.
Goldman Close, E2 Goldman Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gorsuch Place, E2 Gorsuch Place 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.
Granby Street, E2 Granby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gwilym Maries House, E2 Residential block
Hackney Road, E2 Hackney Road, part of the parish boundary, was referred to in 1587 as the ’highway from Shoreditch to Mare Street’ and, as Collier’s Lane, dated from 1439 or earlier.
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Horatio Street, E2 Horatio Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ion Square, E2 Ion Square is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ivimey Street, E2 Ivimey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Karstake House, E2 Karstake House dates from 1963.
Kay Street, E2 Kay Street started life as Gloucester Place in 1826.
Kelsey Street, E2 Kelsey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Kirton Gardens, E2 Kirton Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode 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.
Mansford Street, E2 Mansford Street was known as Elizabeth Street until 1876.
Maple Street, E2 Maple Street is a road in the E2 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.
Matthew’s Place, E2 Matthew’s Place was built next to a factory on Hackney Road.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
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.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
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
Playground Gardens, E2 Playground Gardens is a location in London.
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
Ravenscroft Street, E2 Ravenscroft Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
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.
Scawfell Street, E2 Scawfell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Seabright Terrace, E2 Seabright Place was a terrace along Hackney Road.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shipton Street, E2 Shipton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
St Peter’s Close, E2 St. Peter’s Close lies near to St Peter’s in Bethnal Green.
St Peter’s Square, E2 St Peter’s Square lies behind St Peter’s, Bethnal Green.
Stamp Place, E2 Stamp Place is a road in the E2 postcode 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.
Teesdale Close, E2 Teesdale Close, now a short street, was previously part of Teesdale Street which was split into two post-war.
Teesdale Street, E2 Teesdale Street was Durham Street until 1875.
Teesdale Yard, E2 Teesdale Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Temple Street, E2 Temple Street formed the eastern boundary of the Rush Mead estate by 1821.
Temple Yard, E2 Temple Yard 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.
Vallance Road, E2 Vallance Road 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.
Voss Street, E2 Voss Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Warner Place, E2 Warner Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wear Place, E2 Wear Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Wellington Row, E2 Wellington Row 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.
Winkley Street, E2 Winkley Street was Catherine Street until 1938.
Yorkton Street, E2 Yorkton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Zander Court, E2 Zander Court, alphabetically, is one of the last addresses in London.

NEARBY PUBS
Gibraltar Tavern The Gibraltar Tavern (a.k.a. The Gib) was situated at 28 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green.
Sager & Wilde 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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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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Cheshire Street (1969).
Credit: David Granick (1912-80)
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Florida Street, Bethnal Green, looking east from Pollard Row (1939) The Hope pub on the left
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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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A view of Union Place in Spitalfields (1901)
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Pollard Row (1939)
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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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Pre-electric irons. These would be heated on a stove or an open fire. Apart from there use ironing, wrapped in woollen stuff they were frequently used as substitute hot water bottles.
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Before roads were realigned post-war, St Peter’s Close and Nelson Gardens, Bethnal Green met one another at a junction.
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