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POPLAR, TOWER HAMLETS

Postby loujn » Thu May 07, 2009 3:10 pm

Hi, I am looking for any photos or information on 2 streets in Poplar - Willis Street and Chrisp Street.
My ancestors lived on the streets for many generations and ran fish shops from the houses. The house at 9 Willis Street had a pub next door and we know that they also frequented the Guy Earl Of Warwick on Chrisp Street.
Any photo's / info gratfully recieved.
Thanks
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RE: POPLAR, TOWER HAMLETS

Postby Tilliduff » Fri May 08, 2009 7:00 am

Did you know that Chrisp Street has its own website, with both historical and modern photos?

[link=http://www.chrispstreet.org.uk/history.htm]http://www.chrispstreet.org.uk/history.htm[/link]
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RE: POPLAR, TOWER HAMLETS

Postby Maggs » Tue May 12, 2009 7:36 pm

Don't know if you've tried Tower Hamlets history & archive website .........
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RE: POPLAR, TOWER HAMLETS

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Wed May 13, 2009 8:20 pm

Poplar was sometimes referred to as Bromley ( there is also Bromley by Bow which is near to Poplar) and I well remember a pub called [i]The Builders Arms[/i] in Grundy Street which was near Willis Street; but according to this website there was a pub called The White Swan in Willis Street but they refer to it being in Bromley but for Bromley read Poplar.

[link=http://gamesforlondon.com/LondonPubIndex/HistoryofPubsinLondon4.shtml]http://gamesforlondon.com/LondonPubIndex/HistoryofPubsinLondon4.shtml[/link]

I lived for most of my young life in Poplar and my mother was born in Poplar although it says Bromley on her birth certificate! No one refers to Poplar as Bromley nowadays.

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