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Re: Deciphering street name

Postby Mick Loney » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:38 pm

When I first saw this post, I immediately thought of Wade Street School, in Poplar, but at the time wasn’t aware this was the area being discussed.
Seeing the certificate, I’m now pretty sure the street name IS Wade Street. Not too sure if it still exists, but I do know there is a Wade’s Place in Poplar today.
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Deciphering street name

Postby brunes08 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:03 am

I checked in my trusty London A-Z to find Wade's Place is still there but not a Wade Street. With war time damage and modernisation, new road networks etc, it is likely to have disappeared if it did exist. There are quite a few sites on the internet that show old maps so you could look there. I did have a quick look to see if I could find Jane on the 1841 census to see if she was still there but couldn't find a reference to Poplar.
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Re: Deciphering street name

Postby Mick Loney » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:42 am

This map is from 1888, shows Wade Street running from Poplar High Street to East India Dock Road (now A13). My 1813 map shows the Houses on Wade Street, but it looks as if they are in a field, certainly not a made up road.
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Re: Deciphering street name

Postby Simon45 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:18 pm

Where abouts can I find early London maps ?

Thank you

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Re: Deciphering street name

Postby philippereynolds » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:22 pm

As always I really appreciate the help. I can see that it is Wade Street now.
The National Library of Scotland has a brilliant maps collection. That's the site I always use.
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