St Katherine Docks

Suburb, existing until now

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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.

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.


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.

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,

Lived here
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.

Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop


Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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.

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.

Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

Lived here
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.


Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong


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.


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.

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.


Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

Lived here
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.


Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site


Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.


Eastminster Eastminster (The Abbey of St Mary de Graces) was a Cistercian abbey on Tower Hill and founded by Edward III in 1350.
Holy Trinity, Minories Holy Trinity, Minories was a Church of England parish church outside the eastern boundaries of the City of London, but within the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Mark Lane station Mark Lane is a disused Circle and District line Underground station.
Minories Minories was the western terminus of the London and Blackwall Railway.
Tower of London The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames and lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Alie Street, E1 Originally called Ayliff Street, Alie Street was named after a relative of William Leman, whose great-uncle, John Leman had bought Goodman’s Fields.
Arrival Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Arrivalley Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Bowmans Mews, E1 Bowmans Mews is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bridle Mews, E1 Bridle Mews is a location in London.
Burr Close, E1W Burr Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Chamber Street, E1 Chamber Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Leman Street to Mansell Street.
Cloysters Green, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Commodity Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
East Smithfield, E1W East Smithfield, an ancient street, derives from ’smooth field’.
East Tenter Street, E1 East Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Goodman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hawksmoor Mews, E1 Hawksmoor Mews is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hooper Street, E1 Hooper Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ivory House, E1W Residential block
Leman Street, E1 Leman Street was named after Sir John Leman.
Mews Street, E1W Mews Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Mill Yard, E1 Mill Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Nesham Street, E1W Nesham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
North Tenter Street, E1 North Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Piazza Walk, E1 Piazza Walk is a location in London.
Prescot Street, E1 Prescot Street was named for Rebecca Prescott, wife of William Leman.
Princes Street, E1 Tower Bridge Approach is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Rupert Street, E1 Rupert Street was situated to the east of Leman Street.
Scarborough Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
South Tenter Street, E1 South Tenter Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Anthony’s Close, E1W St Anthony’s Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
St Katharine’s Way, E1W St Katharine’s Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
St. Katharines Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stable Walk, E1 Stable Walk is a location in London.
Star Place, E1W Star Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Stockholm Way, E1W Stockholm Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Sugar House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Thomas More Square, E1W Thomas More Square is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Thomas More Square, E1W A street within the postcode
Thomas More Street, E1W Thomas More Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Twine Court, E1 Twine Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.

Duke of Somerset This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.

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Byward Tower, 1893
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The Great Synagogue of London (1810)
Credit: Thomas Rowlandson (1756â
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The Boar’s Head was located on the north side of Whitechapel High Street. The Boar’s Head was originally an inn, which was built in the 1530s; it underwent two renovations for use as a playhouse: first, in 1598, when a simple stage was erected, and a second, more elaborate renovation in 1599.
Credit: Unknown

The Aldgate Pump (1874) Aldgate Pump is a historic water pump located at the junction where Aldgate meets Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street. The pump is notable for its long, and sometimes dark history, as well as its cultural significance as a symbolic start point of the East End of London. The term "East of Aldgate Pump" is used as a synonym for the East End or for East London as a whole.
Credit: Wellcome Images

The Third Goodmans Fields Theatre, Great Alie Street (1801)
Credit: W. W. Hutchings

A drawing published in 1907 of the west front of the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories
Credit: Uncredited
Licence: CC BY 2.0

Byward Tower, 1893
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The building with the canopy is Bridge House, George Row, Bermondsey, in 1926.
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Battle of Cable Street mural The Battle of Cable Street took place on the corner of Cable Street and Dock Street, and other places
Credit: Wiki CommonsAlan Denney
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Folly Ditch, Jacob’s Island in the 19th century. Jacob’s Island was a notorious Bermondsey slum, cleared in the 1860s.
Credit: Old and New London (published 1873)
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46 Aldgate High Street
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