Monmouth House, E1

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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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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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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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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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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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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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Lived here
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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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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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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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
190 Bishopsgate A 1912 view of the City.
Bevis Marks Synagogue Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom.
Boar’s Head Theatre The Boar’s Head Theatre was an inn-yard theatre in the Whitechapel area.
Petticoat Lane Market Petticoat Lane Market is a fashion and clothing market in the East End.
Portsoken Portsoken is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an alderman to the Court of Aldermen and commoners (the City equivalent of a councillor) elected to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation.
Snowden Street Tenter Ground harks back to the seventeenth century when this patch of land was surrounded by weavers’ houses and workshops and used to wash and stretch their fabrics on ’tenters’ to dry.
St Augustine Papey St Augustine Papey was a mediaeval church in the City of London situated just south of London Wall.
Toynbee Hall Toynbee Hall is a building which is the home of a charity of the same name.
Wentworth Street Turn-of-the-century fashion in east London.
Whitechapel Gallery The Whitechapel Gallery is a public art gallery in Aldgate.

NEARBY STREETS
100 Bishopsgate, EC2M 100 Bishopsgate is a development of two mixed-use buildings on Bishopsgate in London.
99 Bishopsgate, EC2N 99 Bishopsgate is a commercial skyscraper located on Bishopsgate, a major thoroughfare in the City of London financial district.
Acorn Street, EC2M Acorn Street, Bishopsgate, was named from an old tavern sign.
Adams Court, EC2N Adam’s Court is thought to be named for Sir Thomas Adams.
Aldermans Walk, EC2M Alderman’s Walk was formerly Dashwood’s Walk, for Francis Dashwood, who lived here in the 18th century.
Angel Alley, E1 Angel Alley was a narrow passage which ran north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street..
Appold Street, EC2A Appold Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arcadia Court, E1 Arcadia Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Artillery Lane, E1 The name Artillery Lane remembers the skills of the operators of the longbow.
Artillery Passage, E1 Artillery Passage dates from its time as part of The Old Artillery Ground.
Artizan Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Arts Quarter, E1 Arts Quarter is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bell Lane, E1 Bell Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bells Alley, EC2N Bells Alley is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Bevis Marks, EC3A Bevis Marks is a short street in the ward of Aldgate in the City of London.
Bishopgate, EC2M Bishopgate is location of London.
Bishops Square, E1 Bishops Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M Bishopsgate Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M Bishopsgate Churchyard is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate, EC2M Bishopsgate was originally the entry point for travellers coming from the north east into London.
Bishopsgate, EC2N Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall.
Blomfield Street, EC2M Blomfield Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E1 Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.
Broad Street Place, EC2M Broad Street Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Broadgate Circle, EC2M Broadgate Circle is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Broadgate, EC2M Broadgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Brody House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Browns Lane, E1 Browns Lane is marked on the 1862 Stanford map.
Brune House, E1 Residential block
Brune Street, E1 Brune Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Brushfield Street, E1 Brushfield Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Bishopsgate.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Camomile Street, EC3A Camomile Street is a short street in the City of London
Cavendish Court, EC3A Cavendish Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Celia Blairman House, E1 Residential block
Central House, E1 Residential block
Christopher Street, EC2A Christopher Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Circle Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Clothier Street, EC3A A street within the E1, postcode
Cobb Street, E1 Cobb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Code Street, E1 Code Street is a location in London.
College East, E1 College East is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Commercial Street, E1 Commercial Street is a major thoroughfare running north-south from Shoreditch High Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Coney Way, E1 Coney Way is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Contemporary Art Gallery, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Coppergate House, E1 Residential block
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crinoline Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crispin Place, E1 Crispin Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crispin Street, E1 Crispin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crosby Square, EC3A Crosby Square is a location in London.
Crown Place, EC2A Crown Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cutler Street, E1 Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Cutler Street, EC3A Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cutlers Gardens Arcade, EC2M Cutlers Gardens Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Denning Point 33 Commercial Street, E1 A block within the E1 postcode
Devonshire Row, EC2M Devonshire Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Devonshire Square, E1 Devonshire Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Devonshire Square, EC3V Devonshire Square is a location in London.
Dorset Street, E1 Dorset Street was a small thoroughfare running east-west from Crispin Street to Commercial Street.
Dowson Place, E1 Dowson Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Duval Square, E1 Duval Square is a location in London.
Earl Street, EC2A Earl Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Eldon Street, EC2M Eldon Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Arcade, EC2A Exchange Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Place, EC2M Exchange Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Fashion Street, E1 Fashion Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street.
Fen Court, EC3M Fen Court is a location in London.
Finsbury Avenue, EC2M Finsbury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Flower & Dean Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Flower and Dean Street, E1 Flower and Dean Street was a narrow street running east-west from Commercial Street to Brick Lane.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fournier Street, E1 Fournier Street is a street running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street alongside Christ Church.
Frostic Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Frying Pan Alley, E1 Frying Pan Alley is situated close to Middlesex Street and its Petticoat Lane market.
George Street, E1 George Street was a street running north-south from Flower and Dean Street to Wentworth Street, crossing Thrawl Street approx. half way along its length..
Goring Street, EC3A Goring Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Goulston Street, E1 Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Gravel Lane, E1 Gravel Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Great St Helen’s, EC3A This is a street in the EC3A postcode area
Great Winchester Street, EC2N Great Winchester Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Gun Street, E1 Gun Street was part of the Old Artillery Ground - land formerly designated one of the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Gunthorpe Street, E1 Gunthorpe Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hanbury Hall, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Harrow Place, E1 Harrow Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage 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
Horner Square, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Houndsditch, EC3A Houndsditch is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Houndsditch, EC3A A street within the EC3A postcode
Jerome Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Kent and Essex Yard, E1 Kent and Essex Yard ran north of Whitechapel High Street, close to the west side of Commercial Street.
Lamb Street, E1 Lamb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leyden Street, E1 Leyden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Little Paternoster Row, E1 Little Paternoster Row was once known as French Alley.
Liverpool Street, EC2M Liverpool Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Loft House 46a Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Lolesworth Close, E1 Lolesworth Close is a short cul-de-sac on the east side of Commercial Street which was originally the western extremity of Flower and Dean Street.
Lomax Cocoon, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
London Fruit Exchange, E1 London Fruit Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
London Wall Buildings, EC2M London Wall Buildings are a commercial development.
Market Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Middlesex Street, E1 Middlesex Street is home to the Petticoat Lane Market.
Middlesex Street, EC3A Middlesex Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Nathaniel Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
New Broad Street House, EC2M A block within the EC2M postcode
New Broad Street, EC2M New Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
New Drum Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
New Goulston Street, E1 New Goulston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Street, EC2M New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Octagon Arcade, EC2M Octagon Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2M Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2N Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Old Castle Street, E1 Old Castle Street runs north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street, the southern section of which incorporates the former Castle Alley, murder site of Ripper victim Alice McKenzie.
Old Spitalfields Market, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Osborn Place, E1 Osborn Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
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.
Osborne Street, E1 Osborne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Osbourne Street, E1 Osbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Parliament Court, E1 Parliament Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Paxton House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Petticoat Square, E1 A street within the postcode
Petticoat Tower, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pindar Street, EC2A Pindar Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Pomell Way, E1 Pomell Way is a road in the E1 postcode area
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Princelet Street, E1 Princelet Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Principal Place, EC2A Principal Place is a location in London.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Resolution Plaza, E1 Resolution Plaza is a location in London.
Rose Court, E1 Rose Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sandy’s Row, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Sandys Row, E1 Sandys Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Seven Stars Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Sheba Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shorditch High Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Spital Square, E1 Spital Square was started in 1733 - Robert Seymour’s edition of Stow’s Survey of London re marked that "in place of this hospital (St. Mary Spital), ... are now built many handsome houses for merchants and others".
Spital Street, E1 Spital Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Botolph Street, EC3A St Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Helen’s Place, EC3A St Helen’s Place runs east from Bishopsgate.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is an ancient street of the City of London.
St. John’s Drive, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Stoney Lane, EC3A Stoney Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Stothard Place, E1 Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Stothard Place, E1 A street within the postcode
Strype Street, E1 John Strype, who became an antiquary, historian and parson was the son of a Huguenot weaver and born here in 1643.
Sun Street Passage, EC2A Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Sun Street Passage, EC2M Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Sun Street, EC2M Sun Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streets of Spitalfields.
The Arcade, EC2A The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
The Broadgate Tower, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
The Community Centre, E1 The Community Centre is a location in London.
Thrawl Street, E1 Originally built by Henry Thrall (or Thrale) c.1656, Thrawl Street ran east-west from Brick Lane as far as George Street across a former tenter field owned by the Fossan brothers, Thomas and Lewis.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Tyne Street, E1 Tyne Street is a location in London.
Union Court, EC2N Union Court is an alleyway off of Broad Street.
Vandy Street, EC2A Vandy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Victoria Avenue, E1 This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Victoria Yard, E1 Victoria Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wentworth Street, E1 Wentworth Street runs east-west from the junction of Brick Lane, Osborn Street and Old Montague Street to Middlesex Street, forming part of the boundary between Spitalfields and St Mary’s Whitechapel.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Kennett Street, EC3A White Kennett Street was named after a Bishop of Peterborough.
Whitechapel High Street, E1 Whitechapel High Street runs approximately west-east from Aldgate High Street to Whitechapel Road and is designated as part of the A11.
Whitecross Place, EC2M Whitecross Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
Widegate Street, E1 Widegate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilkes Street, E1 Wilkes Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilson Street, EC2A Wilson Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Wormwood Street, EC2N Wormwood Street refers to the wormwood plant which used to grow on the London Wall and in other areas of wasteland in the City.
Worship Mews, EC2A Worship Mews is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Worship Street, EC2A Worship Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.


Spitalfields

Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area's south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

The area has recently attracted a IT-literate younger population.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Byward Tower, 1893
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46 Aldgate High Street
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Great Synagogue of London (1810)
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The Boar’s Head was located on the north side of Whitechapel High Street. The Boar’s Head was originally an inn, which was built in the 1530s; it underwent two renovations for use as a playhouse: first, in 1598, when a simple stage was erected, and a second, more elaborate renovation in 1599.
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The Aldgate Pump in 1874.
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Bevis Marks Synagogue
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Exterior of St Katherine Cree, City of London
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St James Duke
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The Third Goodmans Fields Theatre, Great Alie Street, London in 1801 - From
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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
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Etching of All Hallows Staining tower, drawn in 1922
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Still and Star pub, Aldgate (1968) The pub was a rare remaining working-class pub in the City being a ’slum pub’ - whereby a private house was converted into a hostelry.
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