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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
MARCH
6
2019

A street within the E14 postcode





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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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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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Lived here
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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Comment
   
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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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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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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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
All Saints’ Church All Saints’ is a church in Newby Place, Poplar.
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.
Poplar Baths Poplar Baths is a former public bath house dating from 1933.
St Matthias Old Church St Matthias Old Church is the modern name given to the Poplar Chapel built by the East India Company in 1654.
Tower Hamlets College Tower Hamlets College is a large further education and a constituent college of New City College.

NEARBY STREETS
Adderley Street, E14 Adderley Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Alton Street, E14 Alton 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
Annabel Close, E14 Annabel Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Arcadia Street, E14 Arcadia Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Arniston Way, E14 Arniston Way is a location in London.
Ashton Street, E14 Ashton Street was named for a local landowner.
Astoria Way, E14 Astoria Way is a location in London.
Athol Square, E14 Athol Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Augusta Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Balmore Close, E14 Balmore Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bartlett Close, E14 Bartlett Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bazely Street, E14 Bazely Street was originally Bow Lane.
Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E14 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bowen Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Brabazon Street, E14 Brabazon Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bright Street, E14 Bright 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.
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.
Bygrove Street, E14 Bygrove 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.
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
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.
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.
Cottage Street, E14 Cottage Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cotton Street, E14 Cotton Street 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
Dewberry Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Discovery House, E14 Discovery House can be found on Newby Place
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Duff Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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
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
Finchs Court Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Finchs Court, E14 Finchs Court is a road in the E14 postcode area
Findhorn Street, E14 Findhorn Street is one of a series of local roads with a Scottish highlands name.
Flora Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Follett Street, E14 Follett Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Giraud Street, E14 Giraud Street nowadays is a short road running north from Cordelia Street.
Glenkerry House, E14 Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate designed by the studio of the Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.
Godalming Road, E14 Godalming Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Grosvenor Buildings, E14 Grosvenor Buildings were a late nineteenth century development.
Grundy Street, E14 Grundy Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Hale Street, E14 Hale Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Harrow Lane, E14 Harrow Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hay Currie Street, E14 Hay Currie Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hobday Street, E14 Hobday Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
Jeremiah Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Jonzen Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Joshua Street, E14 Joshua Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Kerbey Street, E14 Kerbey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Landon Walk, E14 Landon Walk is a small walkway.
Langdon House, E14 Langdon House is a building on Ida Street
Lindfield Street, E14 Lindfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lodore Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Mackrow Walk, E14 Mackrow Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Madeira Street, E14 Madeira Street is a location in London.
Malam Gardens, E14 Malam Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Market Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Market Way, E14 Market Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ming Street, E14 Ming Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Morant Street, E14 Morant Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mountague Place, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode 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
Newby Place, E14 Newby Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Oakes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oliphant Street, 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.
Plimsoll Close, E14 Plimsoll Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pomfret Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.
Prestage Way, E14 Prestage Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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.
Rigden Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Robin Hood Gardens, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Robin Hood Lane, E14 Robin Hood Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rook Street, E14 Rook Street - at first called Mary Street - ran between Poplar High Street and East India Road.
Saltwell Street, E14 Saltwell Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Saracen Street, E14 Saracen Street was a new street formed when the Lansbury Estate was built.
Scott Russell Place, E14 Scott Russell Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Shirbutt Street, E14 Shirbutt Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Simpson’s Road, E14 Simpson’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Smythe Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sophia Street, E14 Sophia Street was built in 1823 and demolished in 1939.
Southill Street, E14 Southill Street is a road in the E14 postcode 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. Leonards Road, E14 St Leonard’s Road was once the only road through a rural Poplar - called Bow Lane and before that Poplar Lane.
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sturry Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Upper North Street, E14 Upper North Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wades Place, E14 Wades Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Webber Path, E14 Webber Path serves Blashill Court.
Westcott House, E14 Westcott House is sited on East India Dock Road
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Woodall Close, E14 Woodall Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Woodstock Terrace, E14 Woodstock Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Woolmore Street, E14 Woolmore Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal 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 (1910)
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Poplar Dock
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1 Cabot Square
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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Poplar (1910)
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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East India Road, Poplar It takes it name from the former East India Docks and its route was constructed between 1806 and 1812 as a branch of the Commercial Road. The road begins in the west at Burdett Road and continues to the River Lea bridge in the east in Canning Town.
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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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Rook Street, Poplar decorated with flags, shrines and a banner in preparation for a Catholic procession, September 1914.
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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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