- Poplar, London
infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
constituency_westminster= Poplar and Canning Town
london_borough= Tower Hamlets
Poplar is an area of the
East End of Londonin the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
During the development of the
Isle of Dogsthe street signs pointed to the new development (by the LDDC), and Poplar was lost for a decade or more. St Matthias Old Churchis located on Poplar High Street, opposite Tower Hamlets College. It is next to Poplar Town Hall - which has mosaicdetail - and Poplar Bowls Club, which is part of Poplar Recreation Ground. A recently re-opened sports centre called "The Workhouse" stands on the site of Poplar Workhouse, where local politician Will Crooksspent some of his earliest years (a nearby council housing estate is named after him).
June 13, 1917, German Gotha Gcarried out the deadliest German raid on London during World War I. One of the bombs fell on a nursery schoolin Poplar, causing the death of forty-six children - a tragedy which shocked the British public at the time [Air Commodore Lionel Charlton, "The Air Defence of Britain", Penguin Books, London, October 1938] .
Metropolitan Borough of Poplarwas the location, in 1921, of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, led by George Lansbury. 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 Estateafter George Lansbury, Labour MP and former mayor of Poplar. This estate includes Chrisp Street Market, which was greatly commended by Lewis Mumford. The same era also saw the construction of the Robin Hood Gardenshousing complex (overlooking the northern portal of the Blackwall Tunnel) - designed by architects Peter and Alison Smithson- and the similarly Modernist Balfron Tower, Carradale Houseand Glenkerry House(to the north) - designed by Ernő Goldfinger. Other notable buildings in Poplar include Poplar Baths, finally closed in 1988, which local campaigners hope to get redeveloped.
In 1998, following ballots of the residents, Tower Hamlets Council transferred parts of the Lansbury estate and six other Council housing estates within Poplar to
Poplar HARCA, a new Registered Social Landlordset up for the purpose of regenerating the area. The following year, tenants on further estates voted to remain with the Council. However, after a lengthy consultation of all Council estates in Tower Hamlets begun in 2002, most estates in Poplar did transfer to Poplar HARCA, East End Homes and other landlords between 2005 and 2007.
Poplar and London's docks
Poplar also contains a
Seamen's Mission, reflecting the area's long-standing connection to London's docks which for so many years gave the area employment. The original mission stood on Hale Street, but the current mission stands on the north side of East India Dock Road. Having fallen out of favour as a Mission, the building became the local headquarters of the Gas Board (testament to which is the gas fired streetlights to the rear of the property); it then became a Working men's clubbefore it was finally converted into executive apartments.
Notable current and former residents
Harry Redknapp- current manager of Portsmouth Football Club; former manager of AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United and Southampton. Father of Jamie Redknapp, the former Liverpool captain.
Angela Lansbury Hollywoodactress, was born in Poplar
* Isle of Dogs
* Canning Town
* [http://eastlondonhistory.com/when-scotland-met-poplar/ The Scottish street names of Poplar]
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