Category Archives: /Tow-Poplar

Isle of Dogs in the 1980s

Above: Aerial view looking west across the northern end of the Isle of Dogs. The points of interest are described in the text. If you are a photographer, you will probably have come across a scene and wished that you … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs Described by Besant

Above: The remaining offices on the large site beside Westferry Road which remain from the days when the land was a shipyard. The Blue Plaque commemorates the fact that the famous ‘Great Eastern’ was constructed on the site. As well … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs on Rocque

Above: A map showing the Isle of the Dogs by John Rocque, 1746. The places of interest are described in the text. [CLICK ON THE MAP TO ENLARGE] Following the words of the ‘Good Book,’ we can say that ‘In … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs – A Quick Look Around

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1796 showing the Isle of Dogs as being almost completely empty land. Notice the ‘Poplar Gut’ caused by flooding in 1660. Because names on the Isle of Dogs may not be familiar to all … Continue reading

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Poplar Overview

Above: One of a mere handful of elegant houses remaining in Poplar High Street. The original hamlet of Poplar grew up on land just north of the Isle of Dogs and close to the riverside settlement at Blackwall. The earliest … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 2)

Above: Map of old Metropolitan London. The boundary lines show all the original Metropolitan Boroughs. Those being considered in this academic year are coloured GREEN. During the remaining months of this academic year, we shall be delving into two London … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets (Hamlets)

Above: Cary’s map of 1786 with the approximate position of the Tower Hamlets added to it. Notice how open much of the land was at that time. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets was so-named when it was formed in 1965 because … Continue reading

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