Deptford Ferry Road, E14

Road in/near Cubitt Town, existing between 1500 and now

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Deptford Ferry Road ran down to the Thames from West Ferry Road.

By the 1500s, there was a ferry running from the Isle of Dogs to Deptford, with a road running down to it.

Deptford Ferry Road was squeezed between the Canadian Cooperage and the Britannia Dock - the latter was extensive used for maintenance and repairs of shipping.

After having been sawmills and a joiners’ shop, the Canadian Cooperage was the name for the works of the Guelph Patent Cask Company Ltd, comprising of a range of one- and two-storey buildings. They burned down in 1900 and were replaced by a cask store, warehouse and mill, made of corrugated-iron.

The few houses in the street were squeezed between industrial sites and had become slums by 1899.

Although plans for redevelopment drawn up in 1916 by Ironmongers’ surveyor George Hubbard, the First World War saw these put on hold.

Behind the houses, Totnes Cottages were demolished in 1936. Totnes Terrace (renamed Mast House Terrace) was destroyed by bombing in the Second World War.

21st century redevelopment has left only a stump of a street remaining.




Main source: Survey of London | British History Online
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Lived here
Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT



   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 20:03 GMT   

North Harrow
The North Harrow Embassy Cinema was closed in 1963 and replaced by a bowling alley and a supermarket. As well as the cinema itself there was a substantial restaurant on the first floor.

Source: Embassy Cinema in North Harrow, GB - Cinema Treasures

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Lived here
KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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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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Born here
Joyce Taylor   
Added: 5 Apr 2021 21:05 GMT   

Lavender Road, SW11
MyFather and Grand father lived at 100 Lavender Road many years .I was born here.

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Born here
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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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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Ambassador Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Arden Crescent, E14 Arden Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Arethusa House, E14 Residential block
Ashdown Walk, E14 Ashdown Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Barnfield Place, E14 Barnfield Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Barnsdale Avenue, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bering Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Blasker Walk, E14 Blasker Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Britannia Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Burrells Wharf Square, E14 Burrells Wharf Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cahir Street, E14 Cahir Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chapel House Street, E14 Chapel House Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Charnwood Gardens, E14 Charnwood Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Claude Street, E14 Claude Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Claude Terrace, E14 Claude Terrace is shown on the 1862 Stanford map.
Copeland Drive, E14 Copeland Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Crewe Terrace, E14 Crewe Terrace appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Crews Street, E14 Crews Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cutlers Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cyclops Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Da Gama Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dartmoor Walk, E14 Dartmoor Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Deptford Strand, SE8 Deptford Strand is a quayside location.
Epping Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ferguson Close, E14 Ferguson Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Forge Square, E14 Forge Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Gama Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Harbinger Road, E14 Harbinger Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hesperus Crescent, E14 Hesperus Crescent is a road in the E14 postcode area
Homer Drive, E14 Homer Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Inglewood Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ironmongers Place, E14 Ironmongers Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Julian Place, E14 Julian Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Langbourne Place, E14 Langbourne Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Maconochies Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Macquarie Way, E14 Macquarie Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Magellan Place, E14 Magellan Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Maritime Quay, E14 Maritime Quay is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mast House Terrace, E14 Mast House Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mercator Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Napier Avenue, E14 Napier Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Nauticus Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Newton Place, E14 Newton Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Phoenix Court, E14 Phoenix Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Pointers Close, E14 Pointers Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pointers Close, E14 Pointers Close is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Radnor Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Rainbow Avenue, E14 Rainbow Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ringwood Gardens, E14 Ringwood Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Rothsay Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sark Mews, E14 Sark Mews is a location in London.
Severnake Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sherwood Gardens, E14 Sherwood Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ship Yard, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Spindrift Avenue, E14 Spindrift Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St. David’s Square, E14 St. David’s Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Taeping Street, E14 Taeping Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Telegraph Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Thames Circle, E14 Thames Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Gate House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Slipway, E14 The Slipway is a road in the E3 postcode area
Thermopylae Gate, E14 Thermopylae Gate is a road in the E14 postcode area
Torres Square, E14 Torres Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Transom Square, E14 Transom Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Undine Road, E14 Undine Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Vulcan Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wheat Sheaf Close, E14 Wheat Sheaf Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Whiteadder Way, E14 Whiteadder Way is a road in the E14 postcode area


Cubitt Town

This section of Poplar was developed as part of the Port of London in 1840s and 1850s by William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London (1860–1862).

Cubitt Town lies on the eastern side of the Isle of Dogs. William Cubitt was responsible for the early housing which accommodated the growing population of dockworkers and shipbuilders.

Along with the housing, Cubitt also created many local businesses.

Bangladeshi and East Asian immigrant populations became established after the 1950s.

During the 1960s and 1970s, high-rise estates began to be built and during the 1990s and afterwards, the Canary Wharf complex attracted a different mix of people.


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Watergate Street, Deptford
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Watergate Street, Deptford
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Deptford Ferry Road - view of Britannia Dock. Above the terraced houses the masts and yards of the barque Killoran can be seen under repair in Britannia Dry Dock in 1928.
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A ward on the ’Atlas’ (1881) The smallpox epidemic which began in 1881 placed great strain on hospital beds. To create more bed space, the Metropolitan Asylums Board chartered two old wooden warships from the Admiralty - the ’Atlas’, a 91 gun man-of-war built in 1860, but never fitted out for use at sea, and the ’Endymion’, a 50 gun frigate would be used for administration and storeroom. These were converted at a cost of £11 000. The ships were sited off Deptford Creek in Greenwich. The first patients were admitted onbard the 120 bed Atlas in July 1881, by the end of the epidemic in August 1882, almost 1000 patients had been treated onboard the ship, of whom 120 had died.
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