Giraud Street, E14

An area dating from around the second world war- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
October
8
2017
Giraud Street nowadays is a short road running north from Cordelia Street.

Prior to post-war redevelopment, Giraud Street went north as far as Ellesmere Street and south to Ricardo Street.


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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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colin Passfield   
Added: 1 Jan 2021 15:28 GMT   

Dora Street, E14
My grandmother was born in 1904 at 34 Dora Street

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roger morris   
Added: 16 Oct 2021 08:50 GMT   

Atherton Road, IG5 (1958 - 1980)
I moved to Atherton road in 1958 until 1980 from Finsbury Park. My father purchased the house from his brother Sydney Morris. My father continued to live there until his death in 1997, my mother having died in 1988.
I attended The Glade Primary School in Atherton Road from sept 1958 until 1964 when I went to Beal School. Have fond memories of the area and friends who lived at no2 (Michael Clark)and no11 (Brian Skelly)

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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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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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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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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Saints’ Church All Saints’ is a church in Newby Place, Poplar.
Chrisp Street Market Chrisp Street Market is the central marketplace and town centre of Poplar.
Church of St Michael and All Angels The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poplar is a Grade II listed 19th-century brick-built church.
Langdon Park Langdon Park is a DLR station in Poplar which opened in 2007.
Poplar Baths Poplar Baths is a former public bath house dating from 1933.

NEARBY STREETS
Adderley Street, E14 Adderley Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Alton Street, E14 Alton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Amoy Place, E14 Amoy Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Annabel Close, E14 Annabel Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Arcadia Street, E14 Arcadia Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Augusta Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Balladier Walk, E14 Balladier Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Barchester Street, E14 Barchester Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bartlett Close, E14 Bartlett Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmaker Court, E3 Bellmaker Court is a road in the E3 postcode area
Berber Place, E14 Berber Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Birchfield Street, E14 Birchfield Street was once called Drill Place.
Bowen Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Brabazon Street, E14 Brabazon Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bright Street, E14 Bright Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brion Place, E14 Brion Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Broomfield Street, E14 Broomfield Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Burcham Street, E14 Burcham Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Burgess Street, E14 Burgess Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bygrove Street, E14 Bygrove Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Byron Street, E14 Byron Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canton Street, E14 Canton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carmen Street, E14 Carmen Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Carron Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Carter Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Celandine Close, E3 A street within the E14 postcode
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chilcot Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Chrisp Street, E14 Chrisp Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Clutton Street, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Cobden Street, E14 Cobden Street was cleared in the 1950s to make way for Langdon Park.
Colmans Wharf, E14 Colmans Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cordelia Street, E14 Cordelia Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cording Street, E14 Cording Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cotall Street, E14 Cotall Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Daniel Bolt Close, E14 Daniel Bolt Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dod Street, E14 Dod Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Duff Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
East India Dock Road, E14 East India Dock Road is an important artery connecting the City of London to Essex, and partly serves as the high street of Poplar
Edward Mills Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Elizabeth Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ellesmere Street, E14 Ellesmere Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Epstein Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Equinox Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Fawe Street, E14 Fawe Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Flora Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Furze Street, E3 Furze Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Glenkerry House, E14 Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate designed by the studio of the Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.
Godalming Road, E14 Godalming Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Gough Walk, E14 Gough Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Grundy Street, E14 Grundy Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Guthridge Close, Guthridge Close lies within the postcode.
Hawgood Street, E14 Hawgood Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Hay Currie Street, E14 Hay Currie Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hind Grove, E14 Hind Grove is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hobday Street, E14 Hobday Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ida Street, E14 Ida Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jeremiah Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Jonzen Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Kerbey Street, E14 Kerbey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Kildare Walk, E14 Kildare Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Kilner Street, E14 Kilner Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Langdon House, E14 Residential block
Limehouse Cut, E14 Limehouse Cut is a named path following the canal of the same name.
Lindfield Street, E14 Lindfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Locksons Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Madeira Street, E14 Madeira Street is a location in London.
Market Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Market Way, E14 Market Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Metropolitan 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.
Navis House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
New Festival Avenue, E14 New Festival Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Old School Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pekin Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pekin Street, E14 Pekin Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Pelling Street, E14 Pelling Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pigott Street, E14 When the Lansbury Estate was built, Pigott Street was the final part of the plan, hosting a block of flats from 1982.
Pinefield Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Pioneer Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Plimsoll Close, E14 Plimsoll Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Radial Avenue, E14 Radial Avenue is a location in London.
Ricardo Street, E14 Ricardo Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rifle Street, E14 Rifle Street dates from the early 1870s.
Rigden Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Saracen Street, E14 Saracen Street was a new street formed when the Lansbury Estate was built.
Selsey Street, E14 Selsey Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Southill Street, E14 Southill Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Spey Street, E14 Spey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Spratt’s Complex, E14 Spratt’s Complex is a housing development in Poplar.
St Gabriel Close, E14 St Gabriel Close lies off Morris Road.
St Pauls Way, E14 St Paul’s Way is the western extension of Devons Road.
Stainsby Road, E14 Stainsby Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Sturry Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Arcade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Thomas Road Industrial Estate, E14 The Thomas Road Industrial Estate is on Thomas Road.
Thomas Road, E14 Thomas Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Uamvar Street, E14 Uamvar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ullin Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Upper North Street, E14 Upper North Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ursula Gould Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Warner Terrace, E14 Warner Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wellington Street, E14 Wellington Street, later Woodin Street, disappeared from the map in the 1950s. .
Westcott House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Zetland Street, E14 Zetland Street is a road in the E14 postcode area


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Poplar, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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1 Cabot Square
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East India Road, Poplar
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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Poplar, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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East India Road, Poplar
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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Castor Street Chinese Laundry, Limehouse
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