St. Gabriels Close, E14

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 2010s

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
MARCH
7
2019

St Gabriel Close lies off Morris Road.





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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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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Comment
   
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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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.

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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.
Langdon Park Langdon Park is a DLR station in Poplar which opened in 2007.

NEARBY STREETS
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
Arcadia Street, E14 Arcadia Street is a road in the E14 postcode 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
Belton Way, E3 Belton Way is a road in the E3 postcode area
Blackthorn Street, E3 Blackthorn Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bow Exchange, E14 Bow Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal 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.
Bracken House, E3 Bracken House is sited on Compton Close
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.
Broomfield Street, E14 Broomfield Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brushwood Close, 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.
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
Celtic Street, E14 Celtic Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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
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.
Copton Close, E3 Copton Close is a road in the E3 postcode 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
Dewberry Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Edward Mills Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ellesmere Street, E14 Ellesmere Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Equinox Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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
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
Gillender Street, E14 Gillender Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Giraud Street, E14 Giraud Street nowadays is a short road running north from Cordelia Street.
Glaucus Street, E3 Glaucus Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
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.
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
Hillary Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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
Irvine Close, 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
Kilner Street, E14 Kilner Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Langdon House, E14 Langdon House is a building on Ida Street
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
Maddams Street, E3 Maddams Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Madeira Street, E14 Madeira Street is a location in London.
Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Market Way, E14 Market Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
Passfield Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pioneer Close, 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.
Southill Street, E14 Southill Street 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.
Spratt’s Complex, E14 Spratt’s Complex is a housing development in Poplar.
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.
Stainsby Road, E14 Stainsby Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Teviot Street, E14 Teviot Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Thomas Road Industrial Estate, E14 The Thomas Road Industrial Estate is on Thomas Road.
Tweed Walk, E3 A street within the E14 postcode
Uamvar Street, E14 Uamvar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ullin Street, 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.
Ursula Gould Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Venue Street, E14 Venue Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Violet Road, E3 Violet Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Voysey Square, E14 Voysey Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Warner Terrace, E14 Warner Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Watts Grove, E3 Watts Grove is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Wellington Street, E14 Wellington Street, later Woodin Street, disappeared from the map in the 1950s. .
Wellspring Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Whitethorn Street, E3 Whitethorn Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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.
Zetland Street, E14 Zetland Street is a road in the E14 postcode 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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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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Lochnagar Street, Poplar
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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