Poplar, London

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Poplar is a district in East London, England, the administrative centre of the borough of Tower Hamlets.wikipedia
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Isle of Dogs

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Five miles (8 km) east of Charing Cross, it is part of the East End and of the Port of London, forming the eastern and northeastern side of the Isle of Dogs and having a long shoreline along the Tideway section of the Thames.
The Isle of Dogs is a large peninsula bounded on three sides by a large meander in the River Thames in East London, England, which includes the Poplar, Millwall, Limehouse and Canary Wharf districts.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Poplar is a district in East London, England, the administrative centre of the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Chrisp Street Market

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It is identified as a major district centre in the London Plan, with its district centre being Chrisp Street Market, a significant commercial and retail centre surrounded by extensive residential development.
Chrisp Street Market is the central marketplace and town centre of Poplar and is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Blackwall, London

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Poplar includes Poplar Baths, Blackwall Yard and Trinity Buoy Wharf and contains two localities, Blackwall and South Bromley.
In 1576, Martin Frobisher left Blackwall (then part of Poplar) and landed at Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island, claiming it for England (its first overseas possession) in the name of Queen Elizabeth I.

Lansbury Estate

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Notable examples include the Lansbury Estate and the Balfron Tower, St John's Estate and Samuda Estate. As part of the 1951 Festival of Britain, a new council housing estate was built to the north of the East India Dock Road and named the Lansbury Estate after him.
The Lansbury Estate is a large, historic council housing estate in Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Metropolitan Borough of Poplar

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In 1855, Poplar joined with neighbouring Bromley and Bow to form the Poplar District of the Metropolis. In 1921, the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar was the location of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, led by then-Mayor George Lansbury, who was later elected as leader of the Labour Party.
It comprised Poplar, Millwall, Bromley-by-Bow and Bow.

Poplar Baths

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Poplar includes Poplar Baths, Blackwall Yard and Trinity Buoy Wharf and contains two localities, Blackwall and South Bromley.
Poplar Baths on the East India Dock Road in Poplar, London is a former public bath house and Grade II listed building that was constructed in 1933 and closed to the public in 1988.

St Matthias Old Church

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St Matthias Old Church is located on Poplar High Street, opposite Tower Hamlets College. including the Poplar Town Hall, which has mosaic detail and now a hotel and Poplar Bowls Club, foundered in 1910 and is part of Poplar Recreation Ground and a recently reopened sports centre called The Workhouse stands on the site of Poplar Workhouse, where local politician Will Crooks spent some of his earliest years (a nearby council housing estate is named after him) and the designated Grade II* listed St Matthias Old Church, now a community centre and formally a chapel that was built by the East India Company in 1654.
St Matthias Old Church is the modern name given to the Poplar Chapel built by the East India Company in 1654, in Poplar in the East End of London.

Poplar Rates Rebellion

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In 1921, the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar was the location of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, led by then-Mayor George Lansbury, who was later elected as leader of the Labour Party.
The Poplar Rates Rebellion, or Poplar Rates Revolt was a tax protest that took place in Poplar, London, England, in 1921.

Festival of Britain

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As part of the 1951 Festival of Britain, a new council housing estate was built to the north of the East India Dock Road and named the Lansbury Estate after him.
There were events in Poplar (Architecture), Battersea (The Festival Pleasure Gardens), South Kensington (Science) and Glasgow (Industrial Power).

Robin Hood Gardens

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The same era also saw the construction of the Robin Hood Gardens housing complex (overlooking the northern portal of the Blackwall Tunnel) – designed by architects Peter and Alison Smithson – and the similarly brutalist Balfron Tower, Carradale House and Glenkerry House (to the north) – designed by Ernő Goldfinger.
Robin Hood Gardens is a residential estate in Poplar, London designed in the late 1960s by architects Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972.

George Lansbury

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In 1921, the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar was the location of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, led by then-Mayor George Lansbury, who was later elected as leader of the Labour Party.
He devoted himself to local politics in his home borough of Poplar, and went to prison with 30 fellow-councillors for his part in the Poplar "rates revolt" of 1921.

Balfron Tower

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Notable examples include the Lansbury Estate and the Balfron Tower, St John's Estate and Samuda Estate. The same era also saw the construction of the Robin Hood Gardens housing complex (overlooking the northern portal of the Blackwall Tunnel) – designed by architects Peter and Alison Smithson – and the similarly brutalist Balfron Tower, Carradale House and Glenkerry House (to the north) – designed by Ernő Goldfinger.
Balfron Tower is a 26-storey residential building in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, East London.

East End of London

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Five miles (8 km) east of Charing Cross, it is part of the East End and of the Port of London, forming the eastern and northeastern side of the Isle of Dogs and having a long shoreline along the Tideway section of the Thames.
The alleviation of widespread unemployment and hunger in Poplar had to be funded from money raised by the borough itself under the Poor Law.

Glenkerry House

The same era also saw the construction of the Robin Hood Gardens housing complex (overlooking the northern portal of the Blackwall Tunnel) – designed by architects Peter and Alison Smithson – and the similarly brutalist Balfron Tower, Carradale House and Glenkerry House (to the north) – designed by Ernő Goldfinger.
Glenkerry House is a housing block on the Brownfield Estate in Poplar, London designed by the studio of the controversial Brutalist architect Ernő Goldfinger.

Canary Wharf

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After West India Dock and Canary Wharf closed in 1980, the British Government adopted policies to redevelop of the southern Poplar as well as northern Millwall, including the creation of the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) in 1981 and the granting of Urban Enterprise Zone status to the Isle of Dogs in 1982.
From 1802 to the late 1980s, what would become the Canary Wharf Estate was a part of the Isle of Dogs (Millwall), Limehouse and Poplar and was one of the busiest docks in the world.

River Lea

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Black Poplar is a very rare and exceptionally large tree that grows well in the wet conditions which the Thames and Lea historically brought to much of the neighbourhood.
The river flows through (or by) Luton, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Welwyn Garden City, to Hertford where it changes from a small shallow river to a deep canal at Hertford Castle Weir, which then flows on to Ware, Stanstead Abbotts, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey, Enfield Lock, Ponders End, Edmonton, Chingford, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Upper Clapton, Leyton, Hackney Wick, Stratford, Bromley-by-Bow (past Fish Island), Poplar, Canning Town and finally Leamouth where it meets the River Thames (as Bow Creek).

Bromley-by-Bow

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Poplar includes Poplar Baths, Blackwall Yard and Trinity Buoy Wharf and contains two localities, Blackwall and South Bromley. In 1855, Poplar joined with neighbouring Bromley and Bow to form the Poplar District of the Metropolis.
The Revd Richard Enraght, religious controversialist, was the Curate of St Michael and All Angels Church in St Leonards Road from 1884–1888 and Rector of St Gabriel Church (now demolished), Chrisp Street (Poplar), from 1888–1895.

Will Crooks

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including the Poplar Town Hall, which has mosaic detail and now a hotel and Poplar Bowls Club, foundered in 1910 and is part of Poplar Recreation Ground and a recently reopened sports centre called The Workhouse stands on the site of Poplar Workhouse, where local politician Will Crooks spent some of his earliest years (a nearby council housing estate is named after him) and the designated Grade II* listed St Matthias Old Church, now a community centre and formally a chapel that was built by the East India Company in 1654.
William Crooks (6 April 1852 – 5 June 1921) was a noted trade unionist and politician from Poplar, London, and a member of the Fabian Society.

Teddy Baldock

Teddy "The Pride Of Poplar" Baldock (24 May 1907 — 8 March 1971) born in Poplar, London was an English professional bantam/feather/lightweight boxer of the 1920s and 1930s who won the National Sporting Club (NSC) (subsequently known as the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC)) British bantamweight title, British Empire bantamweight title, and World Bantamweight Title (British version), his professional fighting weight varied from 98 lb, i.e. flyweight to 126 lb, i.e. featherweight, he was managed by Joe Morris, and Ted Broadribb.

Millwall

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After West India Dock and Canary Wharf closed in 1980, the British Government adopted policies to redevelop of the southern Poplar as well as northern Millwall, including the creation of the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) in 1981 and the granting of Urban Enterprise Zone status to the Isle of Dogs in 1982.
Millwall is a smaller area of land than an average parish, as it was part of Poplar until the 19th century when it became heavily industrialised, containing the workplaces and homes of a few thousand dockside and shipbuilding workers.

Tommy Flowers

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Flowers was born at 160 Abbott Road, Poplar in London's East End on 22 December 1905, the son of a bricklayer.

London Plan

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It is identified as a major district centre in the London Plan, with its district centre being Chrisp Street Market, a significant commercial and retail centre surrounded by extensive residential development.

Harry Redknapp

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Redknapp was born in Poplar, London, the only child of Henry Joseph William Redknapp (1922–1996) and Violet May Brown (1924–2001).

Alfred Hitchcock

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It seems that Hitchcock was seven when he attended his first school, the Howrah House Convent in Poplar, which he entered in 1907.