Silvertown

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Silvertown is a district and forms part of the Port of London in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England.wikipedia
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St Mark's Church, Silvertown

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In 1864, the area became an ecclesiastical parish of its own, centred on the church of St Mark's.
St Mark's Church, Silvertown or St Mark's Church, Victoria Docks is a former church building in Silvertown in east London, located on North Woolwich Road.

Tate & Lyle

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It was named after the factories established by S. W. Silver and Co. established by Stephen William Silver in 1852, and is now dominated by the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery and the John Knight ABP animal rendering plant. Sugar refiners in the area were joined by Henry Tate in 1877 and Abram Lyle in 1881, whose companies merged in 1921 to form Tate & Lyle. The Sugar Girls, by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, tells the true stories of women who worked at Tate & Lyle's Silvertown factories, and features much detail on the area.
Henry Tate established his business in 1859 in Liverpool, later expanding to Silvertown in East London.

Port of London

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Silvertown is a district and forms part of the Port of London in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England.
Other industries have included iron working, casting of brass and bronze, timber, grain, cement and paper milling, armament manufacture, etc. London dominated the world industry for decades with works at Greenwich, Silvertown, North Woolwich, Woolwich and Erith.

River Thames

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It lies on the north bank of the Thames and a major £3.5billion redevelopment of the area was approved in 2015. In the early 20th Century the area suffered greatly from road congestion due to being located between the Thames and the Royal Docks, then the largest and one of the busiest dock groups in the world.
Beyond central London, the river passes Bermondsey, Wapping, Shadwell, Limehouse, Rotherhithe, Millwall, Deptford, Greenwich, Cubitt Town, Blackwall, New Charlton and Silvertown, before flowing through the Thames Barrier, which protects central London from flooding by storm surges.

Silvertown explosion

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On 19 January 1917, parts of Silvertown were devastated by a massive TNT explosion at the Brunner-Mond munitions factory, in what is known as the Silvertown explosion.
The Silvertown explosion occurred in Silvertown in West Ham, Essex (now part of the London Borough of Newham, in Greater London) on Friday, 19 January 1917 at 6.52 pm.

London Borough of Newham

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Silvertown is a district and forms part of the Port of London in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England.

Henry Tate

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Sugar refiners in the area were joined by Henry Tate in 1877 and Abram Lyle in 1881, whose companies merged in 1921 to form Tate & Lyle.
In 1877 he opened a refinery at Silvertown, London, which remains in production.

Millennium Mills

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The redevelopment is planned to include the restoration of former flour factory Millennium Mills.
The Millennium Mills is a derelict turn of the 20th century flour mill in West Silvertown on the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock, between the Thames Barrier and the ExCeL London exhibition centre alongside the newly built Britannia village, in Newham, London, England.

County Borough of West Ham

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The district formed part of the County Borough of West Ham in Essex until 1965.
The borough included Plaistow, West Ham, Stratford, Canning Town and Silvertown – all of the current-day London Borough of Newham west of Green Street.

Stephen William Silver

It was named after the factories established by S. W. Silver and Co. established by Stephen William Silver in 1852, and is now dominated by the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery and the John Knight ABP animal rendering plant.
He was responsible for developing the company's industrial presence in the area to the west of North Woolwich which became known as Silvertown taking its name from the company.

Thames Barrier

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Prior to this latest development, the area was transformed in the 1970s by the construction of the Thames Barrier, an adjacent park, new housing areas and London City Airport.
Built approximately 3 km due east of the Isle of Dogs, its northern bank is in Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham and its southern bank is in the New Charlton area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Royal Docks

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In the early 20th Century the area suffered greatly from road congestion due to being located between the Thames and the Royal Docks, then the largest and one of the busiest dock groups in the world.
The docks' closure led to high levels of unemployment and social deprivation in the surrounding communities of North Woolwich and Silvertown.

West Silvertown DLR station

West Silvertown
The nearest Docklands Light Railway stations is West Silvertown.
West Silvertown is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Silvertown which opened in December 2005.

Silvertown railway station

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However, the old Silvertown railway station on the North London Line, was closed in 2006.
Silvertown railway station was on the North London Line (NLL) serving the Silvertown area of east London, until the station and the eastern section of the line it was on were closed in 2006.

BTR plc

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Silver's was eventually taken over by the British Tyre and Rubber Co, later known as BTR Industries.

List of Docklands Light Railway stations

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The nearest Docklands Light Railway stations is West Silvertown.
The development of Silvertown and North Woolwich and the projected expansion of London City Airport led to this line being planned with a possible extension to Woolwich Arsenal.

The Sugar Girls

The Sugar Girls, by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, tells the true stories of women who worked at Tate & Lyle's Silvertown factories, and features much detail on the area.
The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle's East End is a bestselling work of narrative non-fiction based on interviews with women who worked in Tate & Lyle's East End factories in Silvertown from the mid-1940s onwards.

Silvertown Quays

Silvertown Quays is a redevelopment scheme of 50 acre of former London docklands warehousing in the East London district of Silvertown.

Silvertown Tunnel

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The Silvertown Tunnel is a planned new road tunnel under the River Thames in East London that will connect the Greenwich Peninsula and west Silvertown.

Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV series)

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In the British television drama Upstairs, Downstairs, the character of Ruby leaves service with the Bellamy family to work in a munitions factory in Silvertown.
Downstairs, Edward signs up and fights in the trenches, Hudson serves as a Special Constable, Rose works as a bus conductress, and Ruby leaves Eaton Place to work in a munitions factory in Silvertown, returning to service after the Silvertown explosion.

London City Airport

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Prior to this latest development, the area was transformed in the 1970s by the construction of the Thames Barrier, an adjacent park, new housing areas and London City Airport.

East London

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Silvertown is a district and forms part of the Port of London in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England.

Rendering (animal products)

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It was named after the factories established by S. W. Silver and Co. established by Stephen William Silver in 1852, and is now dominated by the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery and the John Knight ABP animal rendering plant.

Submarine communications cable

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This subsequently developed into the works of the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Cable Company, which constructed and laid many submarine cables.

New unionism

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The strikers were demanding higher pay and were inspired by the recent successes of New Unionism in the East End of London.