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Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.

An old form of the name is Soersditch, and the origin is lost, though early tradition connects it with Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV.

It was the site of an Augustinian priory in the 12th Century until its dissolution in 1539. In 1576 the first playhouse (theatre) in England was opened, and in 1577 The Curtain theatre was opened in the middle of what is Curtain Road today.

During the 17th Century, wealthy traders and Huguenot silk weavers moved to the area, establishing a textile industry centered to the south around Spitalfields Market. The area declined along with the textile industry and from the end of the 19th Century to the 1960s, Shoreditch was a by-word for crime, prostitution and poverty.

Today Shoreditch is a busy and popular district, noted for its large number of art galleries, bars, restaurants, media businesses and an urban golf club.

Shoreditch High Street station officially opened to the public on 27 April 2010 with services running between Dalston Junction and New Cross or New Cross Gate. The station replaced nearby Shoreditch, which closed on 9 June 2006. The next station to the south is Whitechapel and to the north is Hoxton.


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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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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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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
34 Redchurch Street, E2 34 Redchurch St has existed since at least the late seventeenth century.
Shoreditch Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.
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.
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.

THE STREETS OF SHOREDITCH
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Austin Street, E2 Austin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Avant Garde Tower, E1 Avant Garde Tower is a location in London.
Avantgarde Place, E1 Avantgarde Place is a location in London.
Bacon Street, E1 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bacon Street, E2 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Barnet Grove, E2 Barnet Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Baroness Road, E2 Baroness Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bateman’s Row, EC2A This is a street in the EC2A postcode area
Baxendale Street, E2 Baxendale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Blackall Street, EC2A Blackall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Chambord Street, E2 Chambord Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Chance Street, E1 Chance Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Charlotte Road, EC2A Charlotte Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cheshire Street, E2 Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
Chilton Street, E2 Chilton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Christina Street, EC2A Christina Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Christopher Street, EC2A Christopher Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Lofts, EC2A City Lofts is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Clere Street, EC2A Clere Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Clifton Street, EC2A Clifton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Club Row, E1 Club Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Collingwood Street, E2 Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.
Columbia Road, E2 Columbia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cowper Street, EC2A Cowper Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cremer Street, E2 Cremer Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Crown Place, EC2A Crown Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Road, EC2A Curtain Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cygnet Street, E1 Cygnet Street is a location in London.
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Diss Street, E2 Diss Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Durant Street, E2 Durant Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Earl Street, EC2A Earl Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Elwin Street, E2 Elwin Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Emma Street, E2 Emma Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Emma Street, E2 Emma Street is a road in the E8 postcode area
Ezra Street, E2 Ezra Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
French Place, EC2A French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Garden Walk, EC2A Garden Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gascoigne Place, E2 Gascoigne Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gatesborough Street, EC2A Gatesborough Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gibraltar Walk, E2 Gibraltar Walk is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gorsuch Place, E2 Gorsuch Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Great Eastern Street, EC2A Great Eastern Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hackney Road, E2 Hackney Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hadrian Estate, E2 Hadrian Estate is a road in the E2 postcode area
Hassard Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hocker Street, E2 Hocker Street, like the other seven roads radiating from Arnold Circus commemorate the Huguenot connection with the area.
Holywell Centre, EC2A Holywell Centre is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Lane, EC2A Holywell Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Row, EC2A Holywell Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Horatio Street, E2 Horatio Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ion Square, E2 Ion Square is a road in the E2 postcode area
Kerbela Street, E2 Kerbela Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Kiffen Street, EC2A Kiffen Street links Leonard Street to Clere Street.
King John Court, EC2A King John Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
King John Court, EC2A King John Court is a location in London.
Kirton Gardens, E2 Kirton Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Leonard Circus, EC2A Leonard Circus is a location in London.
Leonard Street, EC2A Leonard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Lomax Cocoon, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
Long Street, E2 Long Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Luke Street, EC2A Luke Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Mark Street, EC2A Mark Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Marlow Workshops, E2 Marlow Workshops is a Victorian block containing a mixture of residential and commercial use.
Mill House, EC2A Residential block
Mills Court, EC2A Mills Court is a location in London.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
Nelson Gardens, E2 Nelson Gardens runs off Old Bethnal Green Road.
New Inn Broadway, EC2A New Inn Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Square, EC2A New Inn Square is a road in the EC2A postcode area
New Inn Street, EC2A New Inn Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Yard, EC2A New Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New North Place, EC2A New North Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Paul Street, EC2A Paul Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Pelter Street, E2 Pelter Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Philippe Roth Catering, E1 Philippe Roth Catering is a location in London.
Phipp Street, EC2A Phipp Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Playground Gardens, E2 Playground Gardens is a location in London.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Plough Yd, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Railway Arches, EC2A Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ravenscroft Street, E2 Ravenscroft Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ravey Street, EC2A Ravey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Redchurch Street, E1 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Richmix Square, E1 Richmix Square is a location in London.
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Scawfell Street, E2 Scawfell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street connects Bethnal Green Road and Brick Lane.
Sclaterrace Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Scrutton Street, EC2A Scrutton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shipton Street, E2 Shipton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shorditch High Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Shoreeditch High Street, EC2A A street within the E1 postcode
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
St Peter’s Close, E2 St. Peter’s Close lies near to St Peter’s in Bethnal Green.
St Peter’s Square, E2 St Peter’s Square lies behind St Peter’s, Bethnal Green.
Stamp Place, E2 Stamp Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Standard Place, EC2A Standard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Streatley Buildings, E2 Streatley Buildings was the first block of the new Boundary Estate - completed in 1896.
Strouts Place, E2 Strouts Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sunbury Workshops, E2 Sunbury Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tabernacle Street, EC2A Tabernacle Street was where George Whitefield’s ’Tabernacle’ was built by his supporters after he separated from Wesley in 1741.
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Teale Street, E2 Teale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tyssen Street, E2 Tyssen Street, for long a separate street, was absorbed into Brick Lane during the late nineteenth century.
Vandy Street, EC2A Vandy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Victoria House, EC2A Victoria House is a location in London.
Virginia Road, E2 Virginia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Warner Place, E2 Warner Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Waterson Street, E2 Waterson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Whitby Street, E1 Whitby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Willow Court, EC2A Willow Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Willow Street, EC2A Willow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Wilson Street, EC2A Wilson Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Wimbolt Street, E2 Wimbolt Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
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.
Yorkton Street, E2 Yorkton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Zander Court, E2 Zander Court is a street in London
Zeus House 16-30, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode




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46 Aldgate High Street
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
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Shepherd’s Place archway (c. 1810), and Tenter Street (c. 1820) in 1909
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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Brick Lane streetsign.
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Commercial Street looking south, c.1907. Spitalfields Market is on the right.
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Fournier (Church) Street, 1946, showing Jones' pawnbrokers.
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Frying Pan Alley street sign
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Gun Street in the East End (late 1960s). This view looks deceptively older until that VW Beetle is spotted around the corner!
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Petticoat Lane in the late-18th- or early-19th-century.
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Osborn Street in the early 1900s
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