Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

Woman feeding stray cats during November 1940 Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids. Battle of Britain collection

Commercial Road - 1926

1926 - East End Photographs and Drawings - 117 Commercial Rd 46 - Casebook Forums

Byng Street on the Isle of Dogs around 1925 - huge Clippers used the docks to deliver cargo

The Ripper on

London - Byng Street on the Isle of Dogs around 1925 - huge Clippers used the docks to deliver cargo

The original entrance to the East India Docks, c1890. The security of the area was provided by tall walls and a private police force.

The original entrance to the East India Docks, London, England circa The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private

Cutty Sarks last Voyage from East India dock

Last voyage of the Cutty Sark, from the East India Dock, London, to a purpose built dry dock at Greenwich

The 'Lalla Rookh' lies alongside the quay in the Surrey Docks, with the 'Alastor' on the opposite side of the dock and the 'Virgo' astern, probably in June, 1928. | Museum of London

England: The 'Lalla Rookh' lies alongside the quay in the Surrey Docks, with the 'Alastor' on the opposite side of the dock and the 'Virgo' astern, probably in June, 1928 (Museum of London)

Street Hurdles, Poplar, May 8, 1936

Street Hurdles, May 1936 East London Schools Hurdles champion Grace Adams races on the Poplar street track in preparation for the annual contest.

The Railway Tavern - also known as Charlie Brown's - in the West India Dock Road, c 1930

The Railway Tavern - Charlie Brown's - in the West India Dock Road, c 1930

Pennyfields Road, leading from West India Dock Road towards Poplar High Street, including H. Doe Foon's restaurant, No. 57.  St. John Adcock, Wonderful London, (1926/7), vol. III, p.1013.

Pennyfields Road, leading from West India Dock Road towards Poplar High Street…

Zeppelin over Cotton street

Zeppelin over Cotton Street, Poplar, Image courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.

Chrisp Street, Poplar, c1905Chrisp Street ran for half a mile and was crammed with shops, barrows and stalls. Here, locals are keen to feature on a new postcard by Stengel & Co

Chrisp Street, Poplar, Street ran for half a mile and was crammed with shops, barrows and stalls. Here, locals are keen to feature on a new postcard by Stengel Co

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Bill BRANDT Germany 1904 – Great Britain 1983 Movements: France England from 1931 East end girl, dancing the Lambeth Walk 1939

Plunging Policemen, July 9, 1935 Three fully clothed members of the Port of London Authority Police jump into the West India Docks during the annual test of their life jackets. Originally each dock company provided their own police force, with the West India Dock Company employing 100 men for this purpose. When the PLA was formed in 1909, the police forces still in existence (from London & India, Surrey Commercial, and Millwall docks) combined to form the PLA Police Force.

Three fully-clothed members of the Port of London Authority Police jump into the West India Docks during the annual test of their life jackets. (Photo by R Wesley/Getty Images).

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