Firbank Close, E16

Road built in the first world war period

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Firbank Close is a road in the E16 postcode area



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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE SILVERTOWN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Silvertown

Despite its argentine name, Silvertown is where Mr Tate and Mr Lyle (who never got on) have a sugar factory.

In 1852 S.W. Silver and Co moved to the area from Greenwich and established a rubber works, originally to make waterproof clothing. This subsequently developed into the works of the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Cable Company, which constructed and laid many submarine cables. By the 1860s a number of manure and chemical works and petroleum storage depots had been set up.

Sugar refiners in the area were joined in by Henry Tate in 1877 and Abram Lyle in 1881, whose companies merged in 1921 to form Tate & Lyle. Prior to the merger, which occurred after they had died, the two men were bitter business rivals, although they had never met in person. Tate & Lyle still have two large refineries in the area.

On 19 January 1917 parts of Silvertown were devastated by a massive TNT explosion at the Brunner-Mond munitions factory, in what is known as the Silvertown explosion. Seventy-three people died and hundreds were injured in one of the largest explosions ever experienced in the British Isles.

In the early twentieth century the area suffered greatly from road congestion due to being located between the Thames and the Royal Docks, then the largest and one of the busiest dock groups in the world. The area was cut off for much of the time by lifting bridges over dock entrances, and by level crossings which were closed for up to three quarters of each hour by train movements. This led in the early 1930s to the construction of the elevated Silvertown Way, one of the earliest urban flyovers.

On the first night of The Blitz, Tate and Lyle's sugar refinery, John Knight's Primrose Soapworks, and the Silvertown Rubber Works were all badly damaged by bombing.

Silver's was eventually taken over by the British Tyre and Rubber Co, later known as BTR Industries. The site closed in the 1960s and is now the Thameside Industrial Estate.[7]
Another major local employer was the Loders and Nucoline plant at Cairn Mills, a traditional port oleo industry and formerly part of Unilever. This originally milled seeds but later concentrated on production of fats from palm kernel oil.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Dock Seamen’s Hospital:   The Albert Dock Seamen’s Hospital was a hospital provided by the Seamen’s Hospital Society for the care of ex-members of the Merchant navy, the fishing fleets and their dependents.
Beckton District Park:   
Beckton District Park North:   
Brampton Manor Academy:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Brampton Park:   
Brampton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Calverton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Charlton Manor Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Charlton Park:   
Cherry Orchard Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Edith Kerrison Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 4.
Ellen Wilkinson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Fossdene Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
John F Kennedy Special School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
King George V Park:   
New City Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Prince Regent Lane Playing Fields:   
Roman Road Playing Fields:   
Roman Road Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Rosetta Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Royal Docks Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Scott Wilkie Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sherington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sherington Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Silvertown:   Despite its argentine name, Silvertown is where Mr Tate and Mr Lyle (who never got on) have a sugar factory.
St Joachim’s RC Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
500meter running path, E16 · A1020, E16 · A112, E16 · Adamson Road, E16 · Agate Close, E16 · Alestan Beck Road, E16 · Allhallows Road, E6 · Alnwick Road, E16 · Anchor And Hope Lane, SE7 · Anchor Hop Lane, SE7 · Anchor Hope Lane, SE7 · Atkinson Road, E16 · Atlas Gardens, SE7 · Baxter Road, E16 · Beeby Road, E16 · Benson Avenue, E13 · Benson Avenue, E6 · Bernard Ashley Drive, SE7 · Berwick Road, E16 · Beverley Road, E6 · Bingley Road, E16 · Birch Tree Court, SE7 · Blenheim Road, E6 · Boleyn Road, E6 · Boston Road, E6 · Boundary Road, E13 · Bramhope Lane, SE7 · Brampton Road, E6 · Bramshot Avenue, SE7 · Bramshot Road, SE7 · Broad Gate Road, E16 · Brocklebank Road, SE7 · Bugsbys Way, SE7 · Burford Road, E6 · Burley Road, E16 · Bushey Road, E13 · Calydon Road, SE7 · Canberra Road, SE7 · Castle Street, E13 · Castle Street, E6 · Cedar Court, SE7 · Cedar Place, SE7 · Central Park Road, E13 · Central Park Road, E6 · Charlton Dene, SE7 · Charlton Gate, SE7 · Charlton Road, SE7 · Chauntler Close, E16 · Cherry Tree Way, E13 · Chesley Gardens, E6 · Chevron Close, E16 · Churchill Road, E16 · Clacton Road, E13 · Clacton Road, E6 · Claughton Road, E13 · Colman Road, E16 · Columbine Avenue, E6 · Compton Avenue, E6 · Connaught Bridge, E16 · Coolfin Road, E16 · Coombe Lodge, SE7 · Coronation Road, E13 · Cotswold Gardens, E6 · Crayford Close, E6 · Creighton Avenue, E6 · Croombs Road, E16 · Cundy Road, E16 · Delafield Road, SE7 · Denbigh Road, E6 · Derrick Gardens, SE7 · Devonshire Road, E16 · Dewberry Gardens, E6 · Dickens Road, E6 · Dockside Road, E16 · Dove Approach, E6 · Dupree Road, SE7 · Eastcombe Avenue, SE3 · Eastcombe Avenue, SE7 · Elbury Drive, E16 · Elgar Close, E13 · Elliscombe Road, SE7 · Empire Close, SE7 · Eversley Road, SE7 · Fairlawn Court, SE7 · Fairlawn, SE7 · Fairthorn Road, SE7 · Fawn Road, E13 · Felsted Road, E16 · Festoon Way, E16 · Firbank Close, E16 · Firefly Gardens, E6 · Fortis Close, E16 · Foxcombe Close, E6 · Frank Burton Close, SE7 · Freemasons Road, E16 · Frinton Road, E6 · Fulmer Road, E16 · Gallions Road, SE7 · Garvary Road, E16 · Geoffrey Gardens, E6 · Giralda Close, E16 · Glen Road, E13 · Glencairne Close, E16 · Goldcrest Close, E16 · Greencroft Close, E6 · Greenwich Shopping Park, SE7 · Grenada Road, SE7 · Gresham Road, E16 · Grosvenor Gardens, E6 · Gurdon Road, SE7 · Haig Road East, E13 · Haldane Road, E6 · Hardens Manorway, SE7 · Harold Gibbons Court, SE7 · Hartington Road, E16 · Hatherley Gardens, E6 · Henniker Gardens, E6 · Highcombe, SE7 · Holmwood Villas, SE7 · Hooper Road, E16 · Hopedale Road, SE7 · Horizon Way, SE7 · Horn Link Way, SE7 · Hornfair Road, SE7 · Hoskins Close, E16 · Hubert Road, E6 · Humberstone Road, E13 · Imperial Mews, E6 · Indus Road, SE7 · Inniskilling Road, E13 · Inverine Road, SE7 · Jade Close, E16 · Jake Russell Walk, E16 · Jasper Road, E16 · Jersey Road, E16 · Keats Close, SE7 · Kenya Road, SE7 · Kerry Close, E16 · Kimberley Avenue, E6 · King George Avenue, E16 · Kingsland Road, E13 · Ladysmith Avenue, E6 · Lambert Road, E16 · Lawson Close, E16 · Leamouth Road, E14 · Leamouth Road, E6 · Leila Parnell place, SE7 · Leyes Road, E16 · Lichfield Road, E13 · Lichfield Road, E6 · Lime Kiln Drive, SE7 · Linton Gardens, E6 · Littlecombe, SE7 · Lombard Wall, SE7 · Lonsdale Close, E6 · Loxford Avenue, E6 · Lynx Way, E16 · Macaulay Road, E6 · Macgregor Road, E16 · Mafeking Avenue, E6 · Mandela Road, E16 · Maplecroft Close, E6 · Maplin Road, E16 · Marlborough Lane, SE7 · Martindale Avenue, E16 · Mascalls Road, SE7 · Mayhill Road, SE7 · Monarch Drive, E16 · Montcalm Road, SE7 · Montpelier Gardens, E6 · Mortlake Road, E16 · Murray Square, E16 · Nadine Street, SE7 · Neatscourt Road, E6 · New City Road, E13 · Nigeria Road, SE7 · Normandy Terrace, E16 · Nottingham Avenue, E16 · Old Dover Road, SE7 · Olive Road, E13 · Opal Close, E16 · Osprey Close, E6 · Otley Road, E16 · Oystercatcher Close, E16 · Patrick Road, E13 · Peartree Way, SE10 · Peartree Way, SE7 · Peninsular Park Road, SE7 · Priolo Road, SE7 · Priory Road, E6 · Rainton Road, SE7 · Ramac Way, SE7 · Rathmore Road, SE7 · Rectory Field Crescent, SE7 · Rectory Field Cresent, SE7 · Remington Road, E6 · Richard House Drive, E16 · Ridgwell Road, E16 · Ringlet Close, E16 · Riverside, SE7 · Robin Crescent, E6 · Robson Close, E6 · Rochford Walk, E8 · Russell Close, SE7 · Russell Road, E16 · Sabbarton Street, E16 · Saigasso Close, E16 · Sandstone Lane, E16 · Sandtoft Road, SE7 · Sark Walk, E16 · Satanita Close, E16 · Selsdon Road, E13 · Sheerwater Road, E16 · Sherington Road, SE7 · Shipman Road, E16 · Shirley House Drive, SE7 · Sophia Road, E16 · Springfield Grove, SE7 · St Georges Terrace, E6 · St Martin’s Avenue, E6 · St Michaels Close, E16 · Stansfeld Road, E16 · Stansfeld Road, E6 · Stonelake Ind Park, SE7 · Strait Road, E16 · Sundorne Road, SE7 · Sutlej Road, SE7 · Sutton Court Road, E13 · Swallowfield Road, SE7 · Swan Approach, E6 · Tallis Grove, SE7 · Thackeray Road, E6 · The Birches, SE7 · The Blackheath Club, SE3 · The Fairfield Health Centre, SE7 · The Glade, SE7 · Throckmorten Road, E16 · Tidal Basin Road, E16 · Tollgate Gardens, NW6 · Tollgate Road, E16 · Tree Road, E16 · Triangle Court, E16 · Troughton Road, SE7 · Upperton Road East, E13 · Vandome Close, E16 · Varley Road, E16 · Victoria Dock Road, E16 · Victoria Way, SE7 · Viking Gardens, E6 · Warren Court, SE7 · Watford Road, E16 · Welbeck Road, E6 · Wellington Gardens, SE7 · Wellington Mews, SE7 · Wilkinson Road, E16 · Willoughby Way, SE7 · Wilson Road, E13 · Wilson Road, E6 · Wintergreen Close, E6 · Woodcocks, E16 · Woodhatch Close, E6 · Wyndcliff Road, SE7 · Yarrow Crescent, E6 · Young Road, E16 ·
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