Nant Street, E2

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Nant Street is a road in the E2 postcode area





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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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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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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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Beverly Sand   
Added: 3 Apr 2021 17:19 GMT   

Havering Street, E1
My mother was born at 48 Havering Street. That house no longer exists. It disappeared from the map by 1950. Family name Schneider, mother Ray and father Joe. Joe’s parents lived just up the road at 311 Cable Street

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jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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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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Added: 13 Jan 2021 13:11 GMT   

Zealand Rd E3 used to be called Auckland Road
Zealand Road E3 used to be called Auckland Road. I seen it on a Philips ABC of London dated about 1925. There is a coalhole cover in nearby Driffield R oad showing a suppliers address in Auckland Road.

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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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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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Added: 19 Dec 2022 20:09 GMT   

Tempest
I don’t know

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danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bethnal Green Bethnal Green - a happy corner
Bonners Hall Bonners Hall was named for sometime resident Bishop Bonner.
Cambridge Heath Cambridge Heath is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, north of Bethnal Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Ainsley Street, E2 Ainsley Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Approach Road, E2 Approach Road crosses Bonner Road.
Barossa Place, E2 Barossa Place was also known by the name Barossa Terrace.
Birkbeck Street, E2 Birkbeck Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Blythe Street, E2 Blythe Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bonner Road, E2 Bonner Road is one of a series of streets named for Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London.
Braintree Street, E1 Braintree Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Brierly Gardens, E2 Brierly Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Cambridge Crescent, E2 Cambridge Crescent received its name by being originally part of the Cambridge Heath Estate.
Cambridge Heath Road, E2 The route of Cambridge Heath Road, passing through Bethnal Green as a broad stretch of waste, was mentioned in the 1580s as the highway from Mile End to Hackney.
Canrobert Street, E2 Canrobert Street began as Charles Street in 1836.
Centre Street, E2 Centre Street arrived in the 1820s.
City View House, E2 City View House is a block on Bethnal Green Road
Clare Street, E2 Clare Street was built in the second decade of the nineteenth century.
Claredale Street, E2 Claredale Street was known until the 1930s as Claremont Street but right at the beginning was Lausanne Street.
Clarkson Street, E2 Clarkson Street was formed after 1857.
Coate Street, E2 Coate Street originated as Seabright Place in 1826.
Corfield Street, E2 Corfield Street runs along the route of the former Camden Gardens.
Cornwall Avenue, E2 Cornwall Avenue is a no-through road running off of Braintree Street.
Crown Works, E2 Crown Works is a small industrial zone off Temple Street.
Cyprus Street, E2 Cyprus Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Derbyshire Street, E2 Derbyshire Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Digby Street, E2 Digby Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Dinmont House, E2 Dinmont House forms a block on the Dinmont Estate.
Dinmont Street, E2 Dinmont Street was built in 1822.
Durham Place, E2 Durham Place fronted Hackney Road until 1862.
Edinburgh Close, E2 Edinburgh Close lies off Russia Lane.
Ellsworth Street, E2 Ellsworth Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Emma Street, E2 Emma Street started as a street bounding the Bethnal Green Gas Works.
Esker Place, E2 Esker Place was formed after post-war reconstruction.
Estate Road, E2 Commercial area
Felix Street, E2 Felix Street was part of the Parmiter’s Estate when built in 1812.
Florida Street, E2 Florida Street leads east from Squirries Street.
Gales Gardens, E2 Gales Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Garner Street, E2 Garner Street was originally Gloucester Street.
Gawber Street, E2 Gawber Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gillman Street, E2 Wolverley Street - which became Gillman Street in 1886 - was built by Joseph Teale in 1836.
Glass Street, E2 Glass Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Globe Road, E2 Globe Road was mentioned as ’the lane from Bethnal Green to Mile End’ in 1581.
Greenheath Business Centre, E2 Greenheath Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gwilym Maries House, E2 Residential block
Hadleigh Street, E1 Hadleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hadleigh Street, E1 Hadleigh Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hadleigh Walk, E1 Hadleigh Walk is a road in the E6 postcode area
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Harpley Square, E1 Harpley Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Helen’s Place, E2 Helen’s Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Herald Street, E2 Herald Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hollybush Gardens, E2 Hollybush Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hollybush Place, E2 Hollybush Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Howard Place, E2 Howard Place was formerly part of Hackney Road.
Huddleston Close, E2 Huddleston Close was built by the Victoria Park Housing Association.
James Docherty House, E2 James Docherty House, on the Approach Estate, stands on Patriot Square.
Jersey Street, E2 Jersey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Kelsey Street, E2 Kelsey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Mansford Street, E2 Mansford Street was known as Elizabeth Street until 1876.
Mantus Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mantus Road, E1 Mantus Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Maple Street, E2 Maple Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Matilda Street, E2 Bellona Street became Matilda Street before it disappeared from the map in the 1940s.
Matthew’s Place, E2 Matthew’s Place was built next to a factory on Hackney Road.
Middleton Street, E2 Middleton Street was built after 1857.
Millennium Place, E2 Millennium Place dates from 1993.
Minerva Street, E2 Minerva Street was developed as part of the Cambridge Heath Estate.
Museum Passage, E2 Museum Passage crosses the northern edge of Museum Gardens.
Nelson Gardens, E2 Nelson Gardens runs off Old Bethnal Green Road.
Old Bethnal Green Road, E2 Old Bethnal Green Road had a series of rather racy names until the nineteenth century.
Old Ford Road, E2 Old Ford Road runs eastwards from Cambridge Heath Road, eventually leading to Old Ford.
Palestine Place, E2 Palestine Place led east from Cambridge Heath Road.
Paradise Row, E2 Paradise Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Parmiter Street, E2 Parmiter Street was originally Gloucester Street - laid out in 1826 and built by 1836.
Patriot Square, E2 Patriot Square was built on a portion of the Pyotts estate.
Peary Place, E2 Peary Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Peel Grove, E2 Peel Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pollard Row, E2 Pollard Row runs north from Florida Street in Bethnal Green.
Pollard Street, E2 Pollard Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Portman Place, E1 Portman Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pott Street, E2 Pott Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Poyser Street, E2 Poyser Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Prospect Place, E2 Prospect Place was a former street of Cambridge Heath.
Pundersons Gardens, E2 Pundersons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Rickman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Robinson Road, E2 Robinson Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Roger Dowley Close, E2 Roger Dowley Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Royston Street, E2 Royston Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Rushmead, E2 Rushmead is a road in the E2 postcode area
Russia Lane, E2 Russia Lane was formerly called Rushy Lane.
Sceptre Road, E2 Prior to the Second World War, Sceptre Road was slightly longer.
Seabright Street, E2 Seabright Street is a shadow of its former self.
Seabright Terrace, E2 Seabright Place was a terrace along Hackney Road.
Shelley House, E2 Shelley House is a block on Bethnal Green Estate
Silk Weaver Way, E2 Silk Weaver Way connects Bishops Way and Parmiter Street.
St James’s Avenue, E2 St James’s Avenue is adjacent to the London Chest Hospital.
St Judes Road, E2 St Judes Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Stockton House, E2 Residential block
Suffolk Place, E2 Suffolk Place, built in 1812, became part of Hackney Road in 1862.
Sugar Loaf Walk, E2 Sugar Loaf Walk is a road in the E2 postcode area
Teesdale Close, E2 Teesdale Close, now a short street, was previously part of Teesdale Street which was split into two post-war.
Teesdale Street, E2 Teesdale Street was Durham Street until 1875.
Teesdale Yard, E2 Teesdale Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Temple Street, E2 Temple Street formed the eastern boundary of the Rush Mead estate by 1821.
Temple Yard, E2 Temple Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Treadway Street, E2 Treadway Street was originally called Hope Street.
Viaduct Place, E2 Viaduct Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Viaduct Street, E2 Viaduct Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Victoria Park Square, E2 Victoria Park Square is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Voss Street, E2 Voss Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Welwyn Street, E2 Welwyn Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Wessex Street, E1 Wessex Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wilmot Street, E2 Wilmot Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Winkley Street, E2 Winkley Street was Catherine Street until 1938.
Witan Street, E2 Witan Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Zander Court, E2 Zander Court, alphabetically, is one of the last addresses in London.


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Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green - a happy corner

Bethnal Green is located 3.3 miles northeast of Charing Cross, It was historically an agrarian hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, Middlesex.

The name Blithehale or Blythenhale, the earliest form of Bethnal Green, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon healh (’angle, nook, or corner’) and blithe (’happy, blithe’).

Following population increases caused by the expansion of London during the 18th century, it was split off as the parish of Bethnal Green in 1743, becoming part of the Metropolis in 1855 and the County of London in 1889. The parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in 1900 and the population peaked in 1901, entering a period of steady decline which lasted until 1981. Bethnal Green has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

The economic history of Bethnal Green is characterised by a shift away from agricultural provision for the City of London to market gardening, weaving and light industry, which has now all but disappeared.

By about 1860 Bethnal Green was mainly full of tumbledown old buildings with many families living in each house. By the end of the century, Bethnal Green was one of the poorest slums in London. Jack the Ripper operated at the western end of Bethnal Green and in neighbouring Whitechapel. In 1900, the Old Nichol Street Rookery was demolished, and the Boundary Estate opened on the site near the boundary with Shoreditch. This was the world’s first council housing. The quality of the built environment was radically reformed by the aerial bombardment of World War II and the subsequent social housing developments.

Bethnal Green has a tube station on the Central Line of the London Underground. The station was opened as part of the long planned Central Line eastern extension on 4 December 1946; before that it was used as an air-raid shelter. On 3 March 1943, 173 people were killed in a crush while attempting to enter the shelter.

The station is an example of the New Works Programme 1935 - 1940 style adopted by London Transport for its new tube stations. Extensive use is made of pale yellow tiling, originally manufactured by Poole Pottery. The finishes include relief tiles, showing symbols of London and the area served by the London Passenger Transport Board, designed by Harold Stabler. The station entrances, all in the form of subway access staircases to the subterranean ticket hall, all show the design influences of Charles Holden, the consulting architect for London Transport at this time.



LOCAL PHOTOS
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The original Black Boy pub.
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The Hare in Cambridge Heath Road
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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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Pollard Row (1939)
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Winthrop Street looking east, c.1970.
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Corfield Street
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Bethnal Green railway station entrance, some distance away from its namesake Central line tube station. The photo was taken on 25 October 2008
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The Hare in Cambridge Heath Road
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Houses in Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green. Cambridge Road was renamed to Cambridge Heath Road in 1938.
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Florida Street, Bethnal Green, looking east from Pollard Row (1939) The Hope pub on the left
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17-21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green (2019) Built in 1753 by Anthony Natt Senior, No 21 to the right had, by 1815, become a girls school for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, by 1873 it was an asylum for "fallen women". Since 1900 it has been occupied by St Margaret’s House a womens Settlement associated with Oxford House.
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Corfield Street
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Palestine Place, led east from Cambridge Heath Road and featured the Episcopal Jews’ chapel. The chapel was built by the ’London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews’. The site was later the Bethnal Green Infirmary.
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The Dinmont Estate was designed by G. Topham Forrest for the LCC and completed in 1935-6.
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Seabright Street, Bethnal Green The houses which formerly lined the road were old Weavers Houses - you can tell by the wide upstairs windows. They let in more light for the weavers to work. There is now a park where these houses stood.
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