Pennyfields, E14

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1970s

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Pennyfields is the western extension of Poplar High Street.

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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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Lived here
Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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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TUM   
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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Admin   
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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Admin   
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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Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Museum of London Docklands The Museum of London Docklands, based in an 1802 warehouse, tells the history of London’s River Thames and the growth of the Docklands.
Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.
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.
West India Quay West India Quay is a leisure complex on the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
1 Cabot Square, E14 1 Cabot Square (also known as the Credit Suisse building) is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development.
1 West India Quay, E14 1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in the Docklands area which was completed in 2004.
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Amoy Place, E14 Amoy Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Andersens Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Annabel Close, E14 Annabel Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Astoria Way, E14 Astoria Way is a location in London.
Beccles Street, E14 Beccles Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Berber Place, E14 Berber Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Birchfield Street, E14 Birchfield Street was once called Drill Place.
Bygrove Street, E14 Bygrove Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canary Riverside, E14 Canary Riverside is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cannon Drive, E14 Cannon Drive is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cannon Workshops, E14 Cannon Workshops is a block in Canary Wharf.
Canoe Walk, E14 Canoe Walk is a location in London.
Canton Street, E14 Canton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Castor Lane, E14 Castor Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Castor Street, E14 Castor Street existed between the 1810s and 1960s.
Chancellor Psg, E14 Chancellor Passage is in the Canary Wharf area behind West India Quay.
Chilcot Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Columbus Courtyard, E14 Columbus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Duff Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dundee Wharf, E14 Dundee Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Edward Mills Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Elizabeth Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Emmett Street, E14 Emmett Street originated in the early 19th century.
Epstein Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Farrance Street, E14 Farrance Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fishermans Place, E14 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Flora Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Garford Street, E14 Garford Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Gill Street, E14 Gill Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Gough Walk, E14 Gough Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Grenade Street, E14 Grenade Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
Hertsmere Road, E14 Hertsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Hind Grove, E14 Hind Grove is a road in the E14 postcode area
Horizon Building, E14 The Horizon Building
Jeremiah Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Kemps Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Keymer Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Kildare Walk, E14 Kildare Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Limehouse Causeway, E14 Limehouse Causeway was home to the original Chinatown of London.
Mackrow Walk, E14 Mackrow Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Malam Gardens, E14 Malam Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Milligan Street, E14 Milligan Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal 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
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
Newell Street, E14 Newell Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Quay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ontario Way, E14 Ontario Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
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.
Pigott Street, E14 When the Lansbury Estate was built, Pigott Street was the final part of the plan, hosting a block of flats from 1982.
Pinefield Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Plimsoll Close, E14 Plimsoll Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.
Premiere Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Providence Cottages, E14 Providence Cottages were situated off Emmett Street.
Railway Arches, E14 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ricardo Street, E14 Ricardo Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rich Street, E14 Rich Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Rigden Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Roche House, E14 Roche House is located on Beccles Street
Rook Street, E14 Rook Street - at first called Mary Street - ran between Poplar High Street and East India Road.
Rosefield Gardens, E14 Rosefield Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Salter Street, E14 Salter Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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.
Saunders Close, E14 Saunders Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
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
Sophia Street, E14 Sophia Street was built in 1823 and demolished in 1939.
St Annes Row, E14 St Annes Row is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St Annes Street, E14 Elite House is a block in Poplar.
St Anne’s Street, E14 St Anne Street is a street of Poplar.
Stocks Place, E14 Stocks Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Storehouse Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sturry Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Mitre, E14 The Mitre is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Warehouse, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Three Colt Street, E14 Three Colt Street was first recorded in 1362 making it one of Limehouse’s oldest streets
Tivoli Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Trinidad Street, E14 Trinidad Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Wades Place, E14 Wades Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
West India Avenue, E14 West India Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
West India Dock Road, E14 West India Dock Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Westcott House, E14 Westcott House is sited on East India Dock Road
Westferry Circus, E14 Westferry Circus is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Westferry Studios, E14 Westferry Studios is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is a road in the E14 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.


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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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1 Cabot Square
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Poplar (1910)
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1 Cabot Square
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Burdett Road by Baggally Street (1906)
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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.
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Two unidentified girls, with tobacconist in the background on Emmett Street, Limehouse [c.1949–1956]
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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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Castor Street Chinese Laundry, Limehouse
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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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A line of Vauxhall cars in front of an old masonry warehouse awaiting export shipment at West India Dock on 12 June 1935.
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