Cannon Workshops, E14

Industrial Estate in/near Westferry, existing between 1804 and now.

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Industrial Estate · * · E14 ·
Cannon Workshops is a block dating to the beginning of the 19th century.

Starting in the first decade of the 1800s, the area of the West India Docks works yard was established, featuring the renowned architectural designs of Sir John Rennie. This space remained mostly unaltered until the 1920s when the Port of London Authority (PLA)constructed their Central Stores Depot on the site.

During the 1980s, the PLA introduced a collection of workshops available for rent to accommodate small businesses. This estate was named the Cannon Workshops in reference to a cannon that had previously occupied the entrance of the area.

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None so far :(

Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:26 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
My Grandfather bought No 45 Buchanan Gdns in I believe 1902 and died ther in the early 1950s

Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:20 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
I lived in No 7 from 1933 to 1938


Sylvia guiver   
Added: 4 Jul 2024 14:52 GMT   

Grandparents 1937 lived 37 Blandford Square
Y mother and all her sisters and brother lived there, before this date , my parent wedding photographers were take in the square, I use to visit with my mother I remember the barge ballon in the square in the war.

Born here
Roy Mathieson   
Added: 27 Jun 2024 16:25 GMT   

St Saviours
My great grandmother was born in Bowling Green Lane in 1848. The family moved from there to Earl Terrace, Bermondsey in 1849. I have never been able to locate Earl Terrace on maps.


Added: 26 Jun 2024 13:10 GMT   

Buckhurst Street, E1
Mt grandfather, Thomas Walton Ward had a musical instrument workshop in Buckhurst Street from 1934 until the street was bombed during the war. Grandfather was a partner in the musical instrument firm of R.J. Ward and Sons of Liverpool. He died in 1945 and is buried in a common grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.


Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this


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Poplar (1910)
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1 Cabot Square
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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George V and Queen Mary during their visit to Limehouse Town Hall on 25 May 1935

1 Cabot Square
Credit: Jack8080
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Two Men on a Bench is one of two sculptures in Canary Wharf by Giles Penny.
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Chinatown, Limehouse (1930s)

Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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’Blood Alley’ in the West India Docks, circa 1930. This photograph was taken at the North Quay shows a gang of dockers trucking bags of sugar beneath an awning of washed sacks that are hung out for drying at. ‘Blood Alley’ was the nickname given to roadway between the transit sheds and sugar warehouses because handling the sacks of sticky West Indian sugar badly chafed and cracked the dockers’ skin. This quay is now home to the Museum of London Docklands
Credit: PLA collection/Museum of London

91-97 Three Colt Street, Limehouse (1923) Assuming this was photographed just before demolition as the supporting prop looks dodgy. The greengrocer is using a pram as a market stall.
Credit: English Heritage

Upper North Street, East India Dock Road E14, c1910.
Credit: Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Two unidentified girls, with tobacconist in the background on Emmett Street, Limehouse (1952)
Credit: Tate Britain/Nigel Henderson

Limehouse Causeway photographed in November 1936. The street was the home to the original Chinatown of London. A combination of bomb damage during the Second World War and later redevelopment means that almost nothing is left of the original buildings.

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