Arcadia Street, E14

Road in/near Poplar

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
August
29
2017

Arcadia Street is a road in the E14 postcode area





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Born here
colin Passfield   
Added: 1 Jan 2021 15:28 GMT   

Dora Street, E14
My grandmother was born in 1904 at 34 Dora Street

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Lived here
   
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Lived here
Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Added: 13 Jan 2021 13:11 GMT   

Zealand Rd E3 used to be called Auckland Road
Zealand Road E3 used to be called Auckland Road. I seen it on a Philips ABC of London dated about 1925. There is a coalhole cover in nearby Driffield R oad showing a suppliers address in Auckland Road.

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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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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chrisp Street Market Chrisp Street Market is the central marketplace and town centre of Poplar.
Langdon Park Langdon Park is a DLR station in Poplar which opened in 2007.

NEARBY STREETS
Acland Street, E14 Acland Street existed between the 1850s and 1950s.
Alton Street, E14 Alton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Amoy Place, E14 Amoy Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Annabel Close, E14 Annabel Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Augusta Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Balladier Walk, E14 Balladier Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Barchester Street, E14 Barchester Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bartlett Close, E14 Bartlett Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmaker Court, E3 Bellmaker Court is a road in the E3 postcode area
Bowen Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bowry House, E14 Bowry House is a residential block in Bow Common.
Brabazon Street, E14 Brabazon Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bracken House, E3 Bracken House is sited on Compton Close
Broomfield Street, E14 Broomfield Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Burgess Street, E14 Burgess Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bygrove Street, E14 Bygrove Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canton Street, E14 Canton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carmen Street, E14 Carmen Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carron Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Carter Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Celandine Close, E3 A street within the E14 postcode
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chilcot Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Chrisp Street, E14 Chrisp Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Clutton Street, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Clyde Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Coalmakers Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cobden Street, E14 Cobden Street was cleared in the 1950s to make way for Langdon Park.
Colmans Wharf, E14 Colmans Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cordelia Street, E14 Cordelia Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cording Street, E14 Cording Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cotall Street, E14 Cotall Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Daniel Bolt Close, E14 Daniel Bolt Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dod Street, E14 Dod Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Dormers Court, E14 Dormers Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Duff Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Edward Mills Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Elizabeth Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ellesmere Street, E14 Ellesmere Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Epstein Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Equinox Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Farrance Street, E14 Farrance Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fawe Street, E14 Fawe Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Flora Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Frances Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Furze Street, E3 Furze Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Gale Street, E3 Gale Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Giraud Street, E14 Giraud Street nowadays is a short road running north from Cordelia Street.
Godalming Road, E14 Godalming Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Gough Walk, E14 Gough Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Grundy Street, E14 Grundy Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Guthridge Close, Guthridge Close lies within the postcode.
Hawgood Street, E14 Hawgood Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Hay Currie Street, E14 Hay Currie Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hind Grove, E14 Hind Grove is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hobday Street, E14 Hobday Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Jeremiah Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Jonzen Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Kerbey Street, E14 Kerbey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Kildare Walk, E14 Kildare Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Kilner Street, E14 Kilner Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Limehouse Cut, E14 Limehouse Cut is a named path following the canal of the same name.
Lindfield Street, E14 Lindfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Locksons Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Madeira Street, E14 Madeira Street is a location in London.
Market Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Market Way, E14 Market Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Masjid Lane, E14 Masjid Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
Medina Place, E14 Medina Place is a location in London.
Metropolitan Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Morris Road, E14 Morris Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Navis House, E14 Navis House is a block on Lindfield Street
New Festival Avenue, E14 New Festival Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Old School Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Passfield Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pekin Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pekin Street, E14 Pekin Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Pelling Street, E14 Pelling Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pigott Street, E14 When the Lansbury Estate was built, Pigott Street was the final part of the plan, hosting a block of flats from 1982.
Pioneer Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Plimsoll Close, E14 Plimsoll Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Quebec Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Radial Avenue, E14 Radial Avenue is a location in London.
Ricardo Street, E14 Ricardo Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rifle Street, E14 Rifle Street dates from the early 1870s.
Rigden Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Saracen Street, E14 Saracen Street was a new street formed when the Lansbury Estate was built.
Selsey Street, E14 Selsey Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Shelmerdine Close, E14 Shelmerdine Close is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Southill Street, E14 Southill Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Spratt’s Complex, E14 Spratt’s Complex is a housing development in Poplar.
St Pauls Way, E14 St Paul’s Way is the western extension of Devons Road.
St. Gabriels Close, E14 St Gabriel Close lies off Morris Road.
Stainsby Road, E14 Stainsby Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Sturry Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Arcade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Thomas Road Industrial Estate, E14 The Thomas Road Industrial Estate is on Thomas Road.
Thomas Road, E14 Thomas Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Uamvar Street, E14 Uamvar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Upper North Street, E14 Upper North Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ursula Gould Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wallwood Street, E14 Wallwood Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Warner Terrace, E14 Warner Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wellington Street, E14 Wellington Street, later Woodin Street, disappeared from the map in the 1950s. .
Wyvis Street, E14 Wyvis Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Yeo Street, E14 Yeo Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.


Poplar

Poplar - site of the first air raids.

Poplar is a historic, mainly residential area of East London. The district became the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in 1900 - abolished in 1965 and absorbed into Tower Hamlets. The district centre is Chrisp Street Market. Poplar contains notable examples of public housing including the Lansbury Estate and Balfron Tower.

Although many people associate wartime bombing with The Blitz during World War II, the first airborne terror campaign in Britain took place during the First World War.

Air raids in World War One caused significant damage and took many lives. WWI German raids on Britain caused 1413 deaths and 3409 injuries. Air raids provided an unprecedented means of striking at resources vital to an enemy’s war effort. Many of the novel features of the war in the air between 1914 and 1918—the lighting restrictions and blackouts, the air raid warnings and the improvised shelters—became central aspects of the Second World War less than 30 years later.

The East End of London was one of the most heavily targeted places. Poplar, in particular, was struck badly by some of the air raids during the First World War. Initially these were at night by Zeppelins which bombed the area indiscriminately, leading to the death of innocent civilians.

The first daylight bombing attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft took place on 13 June 1917. Fourteen German Gotha G bombers led by Squadron Commander Hauptmann Ernst Brandenberg flew over Essex and began dropping their bombs. It was a hot day and the sky was hazy; nevertheless, onlookers in London’s East End were able to see ’a dozen or so big aeroplanes scintillating like so many huge silver dragonflies’. These three-seater bombers were carrying shrapnel bombs which were dropped just before noon. Numerous bombs fell in rapid succession in various districts. In the East End alone 104 people were killed, 154 seriously injured and 269 slightly injured.

The gravest incident that day was a direct hit on a primary school in Poplar. In the Upper North Street School at the time were a girls’ class on the top floor, a boys’ class on the middle floor and an infant class of about 50 students on the ground floor. The bomb fell through the roof into the girls’ class; it then proceeded to fall through the boys’ classroom before finally exploding in the infant class. Eighteen students were killed, of whom sixteen were aged from 4 to 6 years old. The tragedy shocked the British public at the time.

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Poplar DLR station was opened on 21 August 1987, originally with just two platforms, being served only by the Stratford-Island Gardens branch of the DLR. As the DLR was expanded eastwards, the station was extensively remodelled, given two extra platforms and expanded.


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Poplar, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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1 Cabot Square
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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Castor Street Chinese Laundry, Limehouse
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