Amazon Street, E1

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

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Road · Shadwell · E1 ·
August
2
2020

A street within the E1 postcode





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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.

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Tricia   
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.

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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.

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Beverly Sand   
Added: 3 Apr 2021 17:19 GMT   

Havering Street, E1
My mother was born at 48 Havering Street. That house no longer exists. It disappeared from the map by 1950. Family name Schneider, mother Ray and father Joe. Joe’s parents lived just up the road at 311 Cable Street

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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,

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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.

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

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

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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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.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Linda    
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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Altab Ali Park Altab Ali Park is a small park on Adler Street, White Church Lane and Whitechapel Road.
St George’s German Lutheran Church St George’s German Lutheran Church is a church in Alie Street, Whitechapel.
St Mary Matfelon St Mary Matfelon church was popularly known as St Mary’s, Whitechapel.
Whitechapel Gallery The Whitechapel Gallery is a public art gallery in Aldgate.

NEARBY STREETS
Adler Street, E1 Adler Street runs between the Whitechapel Road and the Commercial Road.
Angel Alley, E1 Angel Alley was a narrow passage which ran north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street..
Angel Mews, E1W A street within the E1 postcode
Anthony Street, E1 Anthony Street previously ran from Commercial Road through to Cable Street. Just a few metres survive.
Ashfield Street, E1 Ashfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Assam Street, E1 Assam Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Back Church Lane, E1 Back Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Batty Street, E1 Batty Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bewley Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Bigland Street, E1 Bigland Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Black Lion Yard, E1 Black Lion Yard was a narrow thoroughfare running north-south from Old Montague Street (where it was accessible via a set of steps) to Whitechapel Road.
Bluegate Field, E1 Bluegate Field was a poetic name used in the 18th century for a section of Cable Street.
Bowmans Mews, E1 Bowmans Mews is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Boyard Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Boyd Street, E1 Boyd Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bridle Mews, E1 Bridle Mews is a location in London.
Bromehead Road, E1 Bromehead Road is a location in London.
Bromehead Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Buckle Street, E1 Buckle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Burslem Street, E1 Burslem Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Burwell Close, E1 Burwell Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Cable Street, E1 Cable Street started as a straight path along which hemp ropes were twisted into ships’ cables.
Cannon St Road, E1 Cannon St Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cannon Street Road, E1 Cannon Street Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Canter Way, E1 Canter Way is a location in London.
Central House, E1 Residential block
Challoner Walk, E1 Challoner Walk is a location in London.
Chamber Street, E1 Chamber Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Leman Street to Mansell Street.
Chapman Street, E1 Chapman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chaucer Gardens, E1 Chaucer Gardens is a location in London.
Christian Street, E1 Christian Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Circle Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Coburg Dwellings, E1 Coburg Dwellings is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Commercial Road, E1 Commercial Road is a major thoroughfare (the A13) running east-west from the junction of Burdett Road and East India Dock Road to Braham Street.
Cornwall Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crowder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Damien Street, E1 Damien Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Deancross Street, E1 Deancross Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dellow Street, E1 Dellow Street was once Blue Gate Fields.
Dunch Street, E1 Dunch Street is a street in
East Cross Centre, E1 East Cross Centre is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
East Tenter Street, E1 East Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Education Square, E1 Education Square is a location in London.
Ellen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ensigreen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Enterprise House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Fairclough Street, E1 Fairclough Street runs from Back Church Lane to Christian Street.
Fenton Street, E1 Fenton Street runs south from Commercial Road.
Fieldgate Street, E1 Fieldgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fletcher Street, E1 Fletcher Street runs south off of Cable Street.
Flintlock Close, E1 Flintlock Close is a location in London.
Forbes Street, E1 Forbes Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Ford Square, E1 Ford Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fordham Street, E1 Fordham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Frostic Walk, E1 Frostic Walk leads from Chicksand Street to Old Montague Street.
Golding Street, E1 Golding Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Goodman Stile, E1 Goodman Stile is a location in London.
Goodman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Gower’s Walk, E1 Gower’s Walk leads south from Commercial Road.
Graces Alley, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Green Dragon Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Greenfield Road, E1 Greenfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hainton Close, E1 Hainton Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Halcrow 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.
Henriques Street, E1 Henriques Street was formerly called Berner Street.
Hessel Street, E1 Hessel Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hindmarsh Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hooper Street, E1 Hooper Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hopetown Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
James Voller Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Jane Street, E1 Jane Street is now only a few yards long, with no houses.
John Sessions Square, E1 John Sessions Square lies off of Alie Street.
Kinder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Kings Arms Court, E1 Kings Arms Court lies off Old Montague Street.
Knock Fergus, E1 Knock Fergus was absorbed into Cable Street during the 1860s.
Langdale Street, E1 Langdale Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leman Street, E1 Leman Street was named after Sir John Leman.
Lowood Street, E1 Lowood Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Manningtree Street, E1 Manningtree Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Martha Street, E1 Martha Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Martineau Square, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Meadowcroft Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mill Yard, E1 Mill Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mitali Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Monthope Road, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Morris Street, E1 Morris Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mount Terrace, E1 Mount Terrace is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mulberry Court, E1W A street within the E1 postcode
Mulberry Street, E1 Mulberry Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Myrdle Street, E1 Myrdle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Nelson Street, E1 Nelson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Loom House, E1 Residential block
New Road, E1 New Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Newark Street, E1 Newark Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Newbold Cottages, E1 Newbold Cottages is a road in the E1 postcode area
Osborn Street, E1 Osborn Street is a short road leading from Whitechapel Road to the crossroads with Brick Lane, Wentworth Street and Old Montague Street.
Pace Place, E1 Pace Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Parfett Street, E1 Parfett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Philchurch Place, E1 Philchurch Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Philpot Street, E1 Philpot Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Piazza Walk, E1 Piazza Walk is a location in London.
Pinchin Street, E1 Pinchin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Plumbers Row, E1 Plumbers Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ponler Street, E1 Ponler Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Railway Arches, E1 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rampart Street, E1 Rampart Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Richard Street, E1 Richard Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Riga Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Romford Street, E1 Romford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rope Walk Gardens, E1 Rope Walk Gardens is a location in London.
Ropewalk Gardens, EC1M Ropewalk Gardens is a location in London.
Royal Mint Place, E1 Royal Mint Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Royal Mint Street, E1 Royal Mint Street began its life as Rosemary Lane.
Rupert Street, E1 Rupert Street was situated to the east of Leman Street.
Sage Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
School Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Settles Street, E1 Settles Street links Fieldgate Street with Commercial Road.
Shadwell Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shadwell Place, E1 Shadwell Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sidney Street, E1 Sidney Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sly Street, E1 Sly Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Solander Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Spencer Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Stable Walk, E1 Stable Walk is a location in London.
Star Street, E1 Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street.
Stutfield Street, E1 Stutfield Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sugar House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Swedenborg Gardens, E1 Swedenborg Gardens is a road in the E1 postcode area
Tait Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Tarling Street, E1 Tarling Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
The Loom, EC3R The Loom is a location in London.
Tillman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Timberland Road, E1 Timberland Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Turner Street, E1 Turner Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Turning Street, E20 Turning Street is a location in London.
Twyne House 3 Boyd Street, E1 Twyne House 3 Boyd Street is a location in London.
Umberston Street, E1 Umberston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Varden Street, E1 Varden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vine Court, E1 Vine Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Walburgh Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Walden Street, E1 Walden Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Watney Market, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Watney Street, E1 Watney Street is the location for a famed East End street market.
Wellclose Square, E1 Wellclose Square lies between Cable Street to the north and The Highway to the south.
White Church Lane, E1 White Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Church Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Whitechapel Market, E1 Whitechapel Market is a road in the E1 postcode area
Whitechapel Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Wicker Street, E1 Wicker Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wolsey Street, E1 Wolsey Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wool House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode


Shadwell

Shadwell is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and located on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff.

In the 13th century, the area was known as Scadflet and Shatfliet – derived from the Anglo-Saxon fleot, meaning a shallow creek or bay – the land was a low lying marsh, until drained (by order of Act of Parliament, after 1587) by Cornelius Vanderdelf. A spring, issuing from near the south wall of the churchyard was dedicated to St Chad, and filled a nearby well. The origin of the name is therefore confused, being associated with both the earlier use and the later well.

In the 17th century, Thomas Neale became a local landowner, and built a mill and established a waterworks on large ponds, left by the draining of the marsh. The area had been virtually uninhabited and he developed the waterfront, with houses behind as a speculation. Shadwell became a maritime hamlet with roperies, tanneries, breweries, wharves, smiths, and numerous taverns, built around the chapel of St Paul's. Seventy-five sea captains are buried in its churchyard; Captain James Cook had his son baptised there.

By the mid-eighteenth century, Shadwell Spa was established, producing sulphurous waters, in Sun Tavern fields. As well as medicinal purposes, salts were extracted from the waters; and used by local calicoprinters to fix their dyes.

In the 19th century, Shadwell was home to a large community of foreign South Asian lascar seamen, brought over from British India by the East India Company. There were also Anglo-Indians, from intermarriage and cohabitation between lascar seamen and local girls. There were also smaller communities of Chinese and Greek seamen, who also intermarried and cohabited with locals.

The modern area is dominated by the enclosed former dock, Shadwell Basin, whose construction destroyed much of the earlier settlement – by this time degenerated into slums. The basin once formed the eastern entrance to the then London Docks, with a channel leading west to St Katharine Docks. It is actually two dock basins - the south basin was constructed in 1828-32 and the north basin in 1854-8.

Unlike nearby Limehouse Basin, few craft larger than canoes can be seen on Shadwell Basin, which is largely used for fishing and watersports - and as a scenic backdrop to the modern residential developments that line it. The basin, however, is still connected to the Thames and the channel is spanned by a bascule bridge.

The original Shadwell station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the Metropolitan District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900 but reverted to its original name in 1918. In 1983, a new ticket hall was built on Cable Street, replacing the original building in Watney Street.

Shadwell DLR station opened on 31 August 1987 as part of the first tranche of DLR stations. Initially designed for one-car DLR trains, Shadwell's platform underwent extension to two-car operation in 1991. The station underwent further refurbishment in 2009, which extended the platforms to accommodate three-car trains, revamped the station entrance at ground level, and added an emergency exit at the east end of the platforms.

Shadwell station closed on 22 December 2007, reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace operated within the London Overground network.


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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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Hanbury Street c.1918, looking east
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In the neighbourhood...

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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
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A view east along Whitechapel Road including the Pavilion Theatre. The Pavilion was the first major theatre to open in the East End. It opened in 1827 and closed in 1935.
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Cable Street, E1 in the early years of the twentieth century
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Victoria and Albert Cottages take the form of two ranges of modest two-storey houses built along Deal Street, Spitalfields between 1857 and 1865
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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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Hanbury Street c.1918, looking east
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Berner Street, April 1909. The cartwheel indicates the entrance to Dutfield's Yard.
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Leman Street (1930s)
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Whitechapel Workhouse Mortuary - contemporary press illustration
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Settles Street, E1 (1940) This photo shows a fine old school sign which featured a torch. A direction sign to a Second World War shelter is on the wall.
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