Abbott Road, E14

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
November
8
2017

Abbott Road is a road in the E14 postcode area





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

Lived here
Dawn Greene    
Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   

22 Emily Street
My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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

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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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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Church of St Michael and All Angels The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poplar is a Grade II listed 19th-century brick-built church.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberfeldy Street, E14 Aberfeldy Street runs south from Abbott Road.
Aberfeldy Village, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Accra Close, Accra Close lies within the postcode.
Ada Gardens, E14 Ada Gardens runs north-south linking Blair Street and Dee Street.
Adderley Street, E14 Adderley Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ailsa Street, E14 Ailsa Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Andrew Street, E14 Andrew Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ashton Street, E14 Ashton Street was named for a local landowner.
Athol Square, E14 Athol Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Balmore Close, E14 Balmore Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Benledi Road, E14 Benledi Road is an ’Italianised; version of a Scottish mountain - Ben Ledi.
Benledi Street, E14 Benledi Street is one of the older streets in the district..
Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E14 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach is a road in the E14 postcode area
Blair Street, E14 Blair Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bright Street, E14 Bright Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brion Place, E14 Brion Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bromley Hall Road, E14 Bromley Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brunswick Road, E14 Brunswick Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bullivant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Burcham Street, E14 Burcham Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Byron Street, E14 Byron Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Coriander Avenue, E14 Coriander Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Culloden Street, E14 Culloden Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Darnaway Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Deauville Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dee Street, E14 Dee Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Dewberry Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
East India Dock Road, E14 East India Dock Road is an important artery connecting the City of London to Essex, and partly serves as the high street of Poplar
Ettrick Street, E14 Ettrick Street is split into two sections.
Findhorn Street, E14 Findhorn Street is one of a series of local roads with a Scottish highlands name.
Follett Street, E14 Follett Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fortrose Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Glass Blowers House, E14 A block along the East India Dock Road.
Glenkerry House, E14 Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate designed by the studio of the Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.
Goodway Gardens, E14 Goodway Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Helen Mackay House, E14 Helen MacKay House is a block on Blair Street
Ida Street, E14 Ida Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Indigo Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Joshua Street, E14 Joshua Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Langdon House, E14 Langdon House is a building on Ida Street
Lanrick Road, E14 Lanrick Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lansbury Gardens, E14 British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
Leven Road, E14 Leven Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lochnagar Street, E14 Lochnagar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lodore Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nairn Street, E14 Nairn Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
New Village Avenue, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nutmeg Lane, E14 Nutmeg Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Oakes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oban Street, E14 Oban Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Oregano Drive, E14 Oregano Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Portree Street, E14 Portree Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rosemary Drive, E14 Rosemary Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Silvocea Way, E14 Silvocea Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Spey Street, E14 Spey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St Andrews Way, E14 St Andrews Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
St Leonards Road, E14 St Leonards Road is a location in London.
St. Frideswides Mews, E14 St Frideswides Mews is a small street in Poplar.
St. Ives Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
St. Leonards Road, E14 St Leonard’s Road was once the only road through a rural Poplar - called Bow Lane and before that Poplar Lane.
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ullin Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Valencia Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Webber Path, E14 Webber Path serves Blashill Court.
Wellspring Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
William Murdoch Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wooster Gardens, E14 Wooster Gardens runs from Dee Street to Blair Street.
Wyvis Street, E14 Wyvis Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Zetland Street, E14 Zetland Street is a road in the E14 postcode area


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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 Baths (2005)
Credit: Gordon Joly
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Poplar Dock
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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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In the neighbourhood...

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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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Blackwall station and its pier in the early 20th century. East India Dock Wall Road led to it.
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East India Dock Gates and the entrance to Blackwall Tunnel (1929). The photograph is taken from the corner of Woolmore Street and Robin Hood Lane. In the background is the Poplar Hospital for Accidents
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