Tweed Walk, E14

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s

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Walkway/path · Poplar · E14 ·
October
4
2022
Tweed Walk leads towards Limehouse Cut from Teviot Street.

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It is named in the Scottish theme of local roads but was not part of the original estate.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

Lived here
   
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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Brushwood Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Celtic Street, E14 Celtic Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
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Colmans Wharf, E14 Colmans Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
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Cranwell Close, E3 Cranwell Close is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
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Devas Street, E3 Devas Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Devons Road, E3 Devons Road is a road in Bromley-by-Bow and part of the B140 road.
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Gillender Street, E3 Gillender Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Glaucus Street, E3 Glaucus Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Hillary Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Irvine Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lochnagar Street, E14 Lochnagar Street runs east from the Blackwall Tunnel northern approach road.
Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Morris Road, E14 Morris Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Nelson Walk, E3 Nelson Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
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Passfield Drive, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
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Purdy Street, E3 Purdy Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Reeves Road, E3 Reeves Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Spey Street, E14 Originally, the older Spey Street ran north-south, later to become part of Teviot Street.
Spratt’s Complex, E14 Spratt’s Complex is a housing development in Poplar.
St Andrews Way, E3 St Andrews Way is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
St. Gabriels Close, E14 St Gabriel Close lies off Morris Road.
Teviot Street, E14 Teviot Street has a complicated modern routing, part of it originally being Spey Street.
Tibbatt’s Road, E3 Tibbatt’s Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
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Wyvis Street, E14 Wyvis Street runs east-west beside Manorfield Primary School.
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Zetland Street, E14 Zetland Street runs west from a former section of Brunswick Street.


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Poplar

Poplar - site of the first air raids.

Poplar is a historic, mainly residential area of East London. The district became the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in 1900 - abolished in 1965 and absorbed into Tower Hamlets. The district centre is Chrisp Street Market. Poplar contains notable examples of public housing including the Lansbury Estate and Balfron Tower.

Although many people associate wartime bombing with The Blitz during World War II, the first airborne terror campaign in Britain took place during the First World War.

Air raids in World War One caused significant damage and took many lives. WWI German raids on Britain caused 1413 deaths and 3409 injuries. Air raids provided an unprecedented means of striking at resources vital to an enemy’s war effort. Many of the novel features of the war in the air between 1914 and 1918—the lighting restrictions and blackouts, the air raid warnings and the improvised shelters—became central aspects of the Second World War less than 30 years later.

The East End of London was one of the most heavily targeted places. Poplar, in particular, was struck badly by some of the air raids during the First World War. Initially these were at night by Zeppelins which bombed the area indiscriminately, leading to the death of innocent civilians.

The first daylight bombing attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft took place on 13 June 1917. Fourteen German Gotha G bombers led by Squadron Commander Hauptmann Ernst Brandenberg flew over Essex and began dropping their bombs. It was a hot day and the sky was hazy; nevertheless, onlookers in London’s East End were able to see ’a dozen or so big aeroplanes scintillating like so many huge silver dragonflies’. These three-seater bombers were carrying shrapnel bombs which were dropped just before noon. Numerous bombs fell in rapid succession in various districts. In the East End alone 104 people were killed, 154 seriously injured and 269 slightly injured.

The gravest incident that day was a direct hit on a primary school in Poplar. In the Upper North Street School at the time were a girls’ class on the top floor, a boys’ class on the middle floor and an infant class of about 50 students on the ground floor. The bomb fell through the roof into the girls’ class; it then proceeded to fall through the boys’ classroom before finally exploding in the infant class. Eighteen students were killed, of whom sixteen were aged from 4 to 6 years old. The tragedy shocked the British public at the time.

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Poplar DLR station was opened on 21 August 1987, originally with just two platforms, being served only by the Stratford-Island Gardens branch of the DLR. As the DLR was expanded eastwards, the station was extensively remodelled, given two extra platforms and expanded.


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Poplar Baths (2005)
Credit: Gordon Joly
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In the neighbourhood...

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Bridge Street cafe.
Credit: Gill Rickson
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Bow Locks, with Bow Creek, beyond, at low tide (2006) Limehouse Cut begins to the right of the locks.
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Lochnagar Street, looking east towards Islay Wharf Before the coming of the Blackwall Tunnel approach road, there was a road called Brunswick Road from which Lochnagar Street ran and from which this photo was taken. This area of Poplar contains a large number of streets with Scottish names because they were built on an estate which had been bought by the McIntosh family in 1823. The initial letters of local street names were chosen alphabetically - Aberfeldy Street, Ailsa Street, Blair Street, Culloden Street, Dee Street, Ettrick Street, Findhorn Street, Leven Road, Oban Street, Portree Street, Spey Street, Teviot Street, Wyvis Street and Zetland Street.
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