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Poplar is an area of the East End of London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. During the development of the Isle of Dogs the street signs pointed to the new development (by the LDDC), and Poplar was lost for a decade or more.
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 George Lansbury. This estate includes Chrisp Street Market, which was greatly commended by Lewis Mumford.
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 Modernist Balfron Tower and Carradale House (to the north) - designed by Ernö Goldfinger.
Local Docklands Light Railway (know as the DLR) stations are:
- All Saints
- East India
- Poplar (near the head office of the DLR)
- West India Quay
There is a Wiki for the Poplar Area.
Contributions are sought from local people
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