Balmore Close, E14

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Balmore Close, E14

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Road · Poplar · E14 ·
November
8
2017
Balmore Close is a road in the E14 postcode area




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Abbott Road, E14 Abbott Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Aberfeldy Street, E14 Aberfeldy Street runs south from Abbott Road.
Aberfeldy Village, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ada Gardens, E14 Ada Gardens runs north-south linking Blair Street and Dee Street.
Adderley Street, E14 Adderley Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ailsa Street, E14 Ailsa Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ailsa Street, E16 Ailsa Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Andrew Street, E14 Andrew Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ashton Street, E14 Ashton Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Aspen Way, E14 Aspen Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Athol Square, E14 Athol Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Au, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Baffin Way, E14 Baffin Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bazely Street, E14 Bazely Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Benledi Road, E14 Benledi Road is an ’Italianised; version of a Scottish mountain - Ben Ledi.
Benledi Street, E14 Benledi Street is one of the older streets in the district..
Bf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Biscayne Avenue, E14 Biscayne Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Blackwall Tunnel Depot, E14 Blackwall Tunnel Depot is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E14 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach is a road in the E14 postcode area
Blackwall Tunnel, SE10 Blackwall Tunnel is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Blackwall Way, E14 Blackwall Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Blair Street, E14 Blair Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Blue Bridge, SW1H Blue Bridge is a road in the SW1H postcode area
Boardwalk Place, E14 Boardwalk Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Boardwalk, SE21 Boardwalk is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Bridge House Quay, E14 Bridge House Quay is a road in the E14 postcode 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.
Broadway Walk, E14 Broadway Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bromley Hall Road, E14 Bromley Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brownfield Street, E14 Brownfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Brunswick Road, E14 Brunswick Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Brushwood Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bullivant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Burcham Street, E14 Burcham 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.
Cartier Circle, E14 Cartier Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
Celtic Street, E14 Celtic Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Chadbourn Street, E14 Chadbourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Clove Crescent, E14 Clove Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Clove Cresent, E14 Clove Cresent 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.
Cold Harbour, E14 Cold Harbour is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Coldharbour, E14 Coldharbour is a road in the E14 postcode area
Coriander Avenue, E14 Coriander Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cotton Street, E14 Cotton Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Culloden Street, E14 Culloden Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Darnaway Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Deauville Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dee Street, E14 Dee Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Devas Street, E3 Devas Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Dewberry Street, E14 Dewberry Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dominion Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dy, E14 A street within the 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
Empson Street, E3 Empson Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Ettrick Street, E14 Ettrick Street is split into two sections.
Fairmont Avenue, E14 Fairmont Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Findhorn Street, E14 Findhorn Street is one of a series of local roads with a Scottish highlands name.
Follett Street, E14 Follett Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Gillender Street, E14 Gillender Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Gillender Street, E3 Gillender Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Glass Blowers House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Goodway Gardens, E14 Goodway Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Grace Street, E3 Grace Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Hancock Road, E15 Hancock Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Hancock Road, E3 Hancock Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Harrow Lane, E14 Harrow Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hay Currie Street, E14 Hay Currie Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hillary Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Hoover Tower, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ida Street, E14 Ida Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Imperial Street, E3 Imperial Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Indigo Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Irvine Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Joshua Street, E14 Joshua Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lancaster Drive, E14 Lancaster Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Landon Walk, E14 Landon Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Landons Close, E14 Landons Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lansbury Gardens, E14 British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
Leven Road, E14 Leven Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lochnagar Street, E14 Lochnagar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lodore Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lovegrove Walk, E14 Lovegrove Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Maltings Close, E3 Maltings Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Mountague Place, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Myers Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nairn Street, E14 Nairn Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Naval Row, E14 Naval Row is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Nelson Walk, E3 Nelson Walk is a road in the E3 postcode area
Nelson Walk, SE16 Nelson Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
New Village Avenue, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Newby Place, E14 Newby Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Newport Avenue, E14 Newport Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Crescent, E16 North Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
North Crescent, E3 North Crescent is a road in the E3 postcode area
North Cresent, E16 North Cresent is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
North Dockside, E14 North Dockside is a road in the E14 postcode area
Nutmeg Lane, E14 Nutmeg Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Oakes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oban Street, E14 Oban Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Oliphant Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ontario Tower, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Oregano Drive, E14 Oregano Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Otis Street, E3 Otis Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Patrick Connolly Gardens, E3 Patrick Connolly Gardens is a road in the E3 postcode area
Paul Julius Close, E14 Paul Julius Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pomfret Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Prestage Way, E14 Prestage Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Preston’s Road, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Prestons Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Priory Street, E3 Priory Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Province Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quixley Street, E14 Quixley Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Raleana Road, E14 Raleana Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Robin Hood Lane, E14 Robin Hood Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Rosemary Drive, E14 Rosemary Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Saffron Avenue, E14 Saffron Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
Saint Leonard’s Street, E3 This is a street in the E3 postcode area
Saint Leonards Road, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Shortwall, E3 Shortwall is a road in the E3 postcode area
Smythe Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
South Crescent, E16 South Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
South Crescent, E3 South Crescent is a road in the E3 postcode area
South Cresent, E16 South Cresent is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Spey Street, E14 Spey Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St Andrews Way, E14 St Andrews Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
St Lawrence Street, E14 St Lawrence Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St Leonards Road, E14 St Leonards Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St Leonards Street, E3 St Leonards Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
St. Frideswides Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
St. Ives Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
St. Leonards Road, E14 St Leonard’s Road was once the only road through a rural Poplar - called Bow Lane and before that Poplar Lane.
Susannah Street, E14 Susannah Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Taft Way, E3 Taft Way is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Talwin Street, E3 Talwin Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Tapley Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Teviot Street, E14 Teviot Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Teviot Street/Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Blue Bridge, E14 The Blue Bridge is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Mill, E15 The Mill is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Three Mill Lane, E3 Three Mill Lane is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Towcester Road, E3 Towcester Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Truman Way, E3 Truman Way is a road in the E3 postcode area
Tweed Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Twelvetrees Crescent, E16 Twelvetrees Crescent is a road in the E16 postcode area
Twelvetrees Crescent, E3 Twelvetrees Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Uamvar Street, E14 Uamvar Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Ullin Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Valencia Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Venue Street, E14 Venue Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Vesey Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Washington Close, E3 Washington Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Webber Path, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Wellington Street, E14 Wellington Street, later Woodin Street, disappeared from the map in the 1950s. .
Wellspring Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
William Guy Gardens, E3 William Guy Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Williamsburg Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Willis Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Woodall Close, E14 Woodall Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Woolmore Street, E14 Woolmore Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Wooster Gardens, E14 Wooster Gardens runs from Dee Street to Blair Street.
Wyvis Street, E14 Wyvis Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Yabsley Street, E14 Yabsley Street was a rebuilt Russell Street which had existed before the Blackwall Tunnell was built.
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.
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