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Bow

Coordinates: 51.5298° N 0.0288° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

OS grid reference TQ365825
London borough Tower Hamlets
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district E3
Dial code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament Bethnal Green and Bow
London Assembly City and East
European Parliament London
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Geography and Administration

Geography

Bow is part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. The centre of Bow remains the church of St Mary, and the bridge across the River Lee. Today, the bridge is a four lane flyover, with both the Lee and Blackwall Tunnel approach passing beneath. The High Street has few active shops, with large scale post-war housing located to the south. The island church, remains as a useful turning point for buses. The Blackwall Tunnel approach road's expansion from the two lane road existing at the beginning of the 20th century, to a six lane urban motorway has occupied land, at the expense of industry. What remains on the eastern side of the road, is a canal side enclave of small businesses and warehouses, with a large supermarket located at the canal bridge to Three Mills. The Blackwall Tunnel is the name given to a pair of road tunnels underneath the River Thames in east London, linking the London Borough of Greenwich with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... The Clock Mill at Three Mills in Bow Three Mills were working Mills on the River Lee in Bow in East End of London. ...


Bow has become associated with the E3 postcode area, which includes the surrounding districts of Bromley-by-Bow, Old Ford, Mile End and the transpontine Three Mills in Newham. The modern Tower Hamlets wards of west and east Bow are associated more with the postcode, than the settlement, and bounded by the Mile End Road, in the south; the River Lee, to the east; Victoria Park to the north; and Grove Road, in the west. The E (Eastern) postcode area, also known as the London E postcode area[2], is the part of the London postal district covering much of east London, England. ... Bromley-by-Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Old Ford is also an area of Bow, London named after a crossing of the River Lee. ... Mile End is an area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London, England. ... The Clock Mill at Three Mills in Bow Three Mills were working Mills on the River Lee in Bow in East End of London. ... Newham Town Hall in East Ham (E6) Logo on the roadside at sunset The London Borough of Newham is a London borough in East London, England. ... Bow Creek (tidal) meets the Limehouse Cut (canal) with a view of Londons Docklands The River Lee or River Lea (both spellings are in general use) is a river in England. ... The Bathing Pond in Victoria Park. ...


The Hertford Union Canal links the River Lee (Navigation) and the Regent's Canal, running west from Old Ford Lock, along the southside of Victoria Park and linking at a basin, just to the west of Grove Road and the park, in the north of Mile End. The Hertford Union Canal is a short stretch (c. ... The Regents Canal is a canal across an area just to the north of central London. ...


Administration

Bow formed a part of the medieval parish of Stepney until becoming an independent parish in 1719. The parish vestry then undertook this responsibility, until a rising population created the need for the Poplar Board of Works, in 1855. This was superseded by the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in 1900 until it, in turn, was absorbed into the modern London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 1965. Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Poplar was between 1899 and 1965 a metropolitan borough in the County of London. ... The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames in East London. ...


Between 1986 and 1992, the name Bow was applied to one of seven neighbourhoods, to whom power was devolved from the council. This resulted in replacement of much of the street signage in the area, that remains in place.


Bow West and Bow East are two wards formed in 2002 that incorporate Old Ford and the eastern end of Bethnal Green (to Grove Road, parts of which used to comprise Mile End New Town, north of the Mile End Road). Bow, in turn lost its territory, south of the Mile End Road, to neighbouring Bromley-by-Bow.[1] These boundary changes are driven by the need to ensure a comparable number of electors for each ward within the modern borough. Old Ford is also an area of Bow, London named after a crossing of the River Lee. ... Bethnal Green is an area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in the East End of London. ... Bromley-by-Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ...


The councillors for Bow West are:

  • Councillor Anwara Ali (Labour)
  • Councillor Ann Jackson (Labour)
  • Councillor Joshua Peck (Labour)

The councillors for Bow East are:

  • Councillor Marc Francis (Labour)
  • Councillor Alex Heslop (Labour)
  • Councillor Ahmed Omer (Labour)

The Tower Hamlets Partnership is concerned with improving the borough and works on a partnership basis. It brings togther key stakeholders based in the borough on a formal basis, namely residents, the council, the police, the health service, public services, voluntary and community groups, faith communities and businesses. It focuses on the delivery of the borough's Community Plan. Eight Local Area Partnerships together with community plan action groups form part of the framework for service planning and delivery. Local Area Partnership 5 covers the Bow West and Bow East wards. Key areas of concern and action relate to community safety, access to health care provision and activities for young people, especially in the Victoria Park area.


History

Bridges at Bowe

Stratforde was first recorded as a settlement in 1177, the name is derived from its Old English meaning of paved way to a ford.[2] The ford originally lay on the route of a pre-Roman trackway at Old Ford about 600 metres to the north, but when the Romans decided on Colchester as their initial capital for their occupation, the road was upgraded to to run from the area of London Bridge, as one of the first paved Roman roads in Britain.[3] The 'paved way' is likely to refer to the presence of a stone causeway across the marshes, which formed a part of the crossing. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... The Roman Era is a period in Western history, when ancient Rome was the center of power of the world around the Mediterranean Sea, where Latin was the lingua franca. ... Old Ford is an area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and traditionally considered part of Bow The North London Railway had a line through the area with a station at Old Ford. ... The Roman Era is a period in Western history, when ancient Rome was the center of power of the world around the Mediterranean Sea, where Latin was the lingua franca. ... Colchester is a town and is the main settlement of the Essex borough of Colchester in the East of England. ... For other uses, see London Bridge (disambiguation). ...


In 1110 Matilda, wife of Henry I, reputedly took a tumble at the ford, on her way to Barking Abbey and ordered a distinctively bow-shaped, three-arched, bridge to be built over the River Lee, The like of which had not been seen before; and the area became known variously as Stradford of the Bow, Stratford of the Bow, Stratford the Bow, Stratforde the Bowe, and Stratford-atte-Bow' (at the Bow)[4] which over time has been shortened to Bow to distinguish it from Stratford Langthorne on the Essex bank of the Lee.[5] Land and Abbey Mill were given to Barking Abbey for the continued maintenance of the bridge. This endowment was later administered by Stratford Abbey.[6] By 1549, this route had become known as The Kings Way. Edith of Scotland, (c. ... Henry I (circa 1068 – 1 December 1135) was the fourth son of William the Conqueror and the first born in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. ... Curfew tower with St Margarets Church in background The ruined remains of Barking Abbey are in situated in Barking in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, England; where it forms a public open space. ... Bow Creek (tidal) meets the Limehouse Cut (canal) with a view of Londons Docklands The River Lee or River Lea (both spellings are in general use) is a river in England. ... Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Curfew tower with St Margarets Church in background The ruined remains of Barking Abbey are in situated in Barking in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, England; where it forms a public open space. ... The original Abbey Mills Pumping Station (Station A) The original Abbey Mills Pumping Station, in Abbey Lane, London E15, is a sewerage pumping station, designed by Joseph Bazalgette and Edmund Cooper, built between 1865 and 1868. ...


Responsibility for maintenance of the bridge was always in dispute, no more so, than with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when local landowners who had taken over the Abbey lands were found responsible. Tolls were levied to defray the cost, but the litigation lasted until 1834, when the bridge needed to be rebuilt and landowners agreed to pay half of the cost, with Essex and Middlesex sharing the other. The bridge was replaced in 1834, by the Middlesex and Essex Turnpike Trust, and in 1866 West Ham took responsibility for its upkeep and that of the causeway and smaller bridges that continued the route across the Lee. In 1967 this bridge was in turn replaced by the Greater London Council with a two-lane flyover spanning the Blackwall Tunnel approach road, the traffic interchange, the River Lee and some of the Bow Back Rivers. This has since been expanded to a four-lane road. The Dissolution of the Monasteries, referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the formal process during the English Reformation by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the monastic institutions in England between 1538 and 1541. ... West Ham is a place in the London Borough of Newham in east London. ... Arms of the Greater London Council The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986. ... The Blackwall Tunnel is the name given to a pair of road tunnels underneath the River Thames in east London, linking the London Borough of Greenwich with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Bow Creek (tidal) meets the Limehouse Cut (canal) with a view of Londons Docklands The River Lee or River Lea (both spellings are in general use) is a river in England. ... Steps going down to the tow path, used in the past by horses Bow Back Rivers are part of the River Lee in London and form a complex system of waterways. ...


Religious life

In 1311 Bow remained an isolated village, often cut off from Stepney church by flood. Permission was given to build a chapel of ease to allow the residents a local place to worship. The land was granted by Edward III, on the King's highway, thus beginning a tradition of island church building. Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... A chapel of ease is a church building other than the main church of a parish which is more accessible to some parishoners than the main church. ... Edward III King of England Edward III (13 November 1312–21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English Kings of medieval times. ...


In 1556 at Bow, during the reign of Mary I of England, and under the authority of Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London, many people, were brought by cart, from Newgate, and burned at the stake, in front of Bow Church, in one of the many swings of the English Reformation.[7] Queen Mary I of England (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), also known as Mary Tudor, was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 6 July 1553 (de facto) or 19 July 1553 (de jure) until her death. ... Edmund Boner (1500?- 5th September, 1569), Bishop of London, was an English bishop. ... Newgate was a gate in the west of London Wall round the City of London. ... King Henry VIII of England. ...


In 1719, the parish became independent and St Mary Stratford Bow consecrated. The parish also included the Old Ford area which has also been known as North Bow. Old Ford is an area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and traditionally considered part of Bow The North London Railway had a line through the area with a station at Old Ford. ...


Chaucer and Stratford-atte-Bowe

A convent of Benedictine nuns was established at the nearby Priory of St Leonards, in modern Bromley-by-Bow. Geoffrey Chaucer immortalised this Priory in his Canterbury Tales: Bromley-by-Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902 Chanticleer the rooster from an outdoor production of Chanticleer and the Fox at Ashby_de_la_Zouch castle Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. ... The Prioress Tale follows The Shipmans Tale in Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales. ...

Ther was also a nonne, a prioresse,
That of hir smylyng was ful symple and coy;
Hire gretteste ooth was but by seinte loy;
And she was cleped madame eglentyne.
Ful weel she soong the service dyvyne,
Entuned in hir nose ful semely,
And frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly,
After the scole of stratford atte bowe,
For frenssh of parys was to hire unknowe.[8]

This was a barbed reference, as it implied the Prioress had learned French, from the Benedictine nuns, in a distinct Anglo-Norman dialect,[9] that by this time had lost prestige, and was being ridiculed as sub-standard French. (see Bromley-by-Bow). A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bromley-by-Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ...


Goose Fair

Fairfield Road commemorates the Green Goose fair, held there, on the Thursday after Pentecost. Bow Fair attained a rowdy reputation, and by the mid-1800s, it had been suppressed by the authorities.[10] Pentecost (symbolically related to the Jewish festival of Shavuot) is a feast on the Christian liturgical calendar that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, and the followers (men and women) of Jesus, fifty days (seven weeks) after Easter, and ten days after Ascension Thursday. ...


Bow porcelain

During the 17th century both Bow, and the Essex bank, became a centre for the slaughter and butchery of cattle for the City market. This meant a ready supply of cattle bones, and local entrepreneurs, Thomas Frye and Edward Heylyn, developed a means to mix this with clay and create a form of fine porcelain, said to rival the best from abroad, this became known as Bow Porcelain. In November 1753, in Aris's Birmingham Gazette, the following advertisement appeared:

This is to give notice to all painters in the blue and white potting way and enamellers on china ware, that by applying at the counting-house at the china-house near Bow, they may meet with employment and proper encouragement according to their merit; likewise painters brought up in the snuff-box way, japanning, fan-painting, &c., may have an opportunity of trial, wherein if they succeed, they shall have due encouragement. N.B. At the same house a person is wanted who can model small figures in clay neatly.

The Bow China Works prospered, employing some 300 artists and hands, until about 1770, when one of its founders died, by 1776 all of its moulds and implements were transferred to another manufacturer at Derby. In 1867, during some drainage operations at the match factory of Messrs. Bell & Black at Bell Road, St. Leonard's Street, the foundations of one of the kilns were discovered, with a large quantity of 'wasters' and fragments of broken pottery. The houses close by were then called China Row, but now lie beneath modern housing. Chemical analysis of the firing remains showed them to contain high quantities of bone-ash; thereby pre-dating the claim of Josiah Spode to have invented the bone china process.[11] For other uses, see Derby (disambiguation). ... Josiah Spode (23 March 1733 - 1797) was an English potter. ... Bone china is type of porcelain body first developed in the Britain in which calcined ox bone, bone ash, is a major constituent. ...


Bryant and May

The match girls strike at the Bryant and May match factory in the 1888, which was a forerunner of the suffragette movement, occurred here on Fairfield Road. The factory was rebuilt in 1911. The London matchgirls strike of 1888 was a strike of the women and teenage girls working at the Bryant and May Factory in Bow, London. ... Bryant and May was a United Kingdom company involved in making matches. ... Suffragette with banner, Washington DC, 1918 The title of suffragette (also occasionally spelled suffraget) was given to members of the womens suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. ...


Suffragettes

Sylvia Pankhurst 1882-1960
Sylvia Pankhurst 1882-1960

Emmeline Pankhurst had begun the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), in 1903, with her daughters Christabel and Sylvia. Sylvia Pankhurst became increasingly disillusioned with the Suffragette movement's inability to engage with the needs of working class women, like the match girls. Sylvia formed her own breakaway movement, the East London Federation of Suffragettes and based it at 198 Bow Road, by the church, in an Baker's shop. This was emblazoned with "Votes for Women" in large gold letters, and opened in October 1912. The local MP, George Lansbury, resigned his seat in parliament to stand for election on a platform of women's enfranchisement. Sylvia supported him in this and Bow Road became the campaign office, culminating in a huge rally in nearby Victoria Park, but Lansbury was narrowly defeated in the election and support for the project in the East End was withdrawn. Image File history File links Sylvia_Pankhurst_1909. ... Image File history File links Sylvia_Pankhurst_1909. ... Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. ... The Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU) was the leading militant organization campaigning for womens suffrage in the United Kingdom. ... Christabel Pankhurst Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst DBE (September 22, 1880 – February 13, 1958) was a suffragette born in Manchester, England. ... Sylvia Pankhurst Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (May 5, 1882 - September 27, 1960) was a campaigner in the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom, and a prominent left communist. ... Sylvia Pankhurst Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (May 5, 1882 - September 27, 1960) was a campaigner in the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom, and a prominent left communist. ... Suffragette with banner, Washington DC, 1918 The title of suffragette (also occasionally spelled suffraget) was given to members of the womens suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. ... The Workers Socialist Federation was a socialist political party in the United Kingdom, led by Sylvia Pankhurst. ... This article currently only deals with the Womens Suffrage Campaign in Great Britain, from the early 1800s to 1928. ... Under a cloud (with a silver lining). ... A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ... The Bathing Pond in Victoria Park. ... The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is an area, with no formal authority or boundaries, that spans a number of administative districts of London in England. ...


Sylvia refocused her efforts, from Bow, and with the outbreak of World War I, began a nursery, clinic and cost price canteen for the poor, at the bakery. A paper, the Women's Dreadnought was published to bring her campaign to a wider audience. At the close of war, the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 1918 gave limited voting rights to property owning women over the age of thirty, and equal rights were finally achieved ten years later. Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nikolay II Aleksey Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert H. Asquith D. Lloyd George Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna... Workers Dreadnought was a newspaper published by variously-named political parties led by Sylvia Pankhurst. ...


Pankhurst had spent twelve years in Bow, fighting for women's rights. During this time, she risked constant arrest[12] and spent a lot of time in Holloway Prison, often on hunger strike. She finally achieved her aim, but along the way had alleviated some of the poverty and misery, and improved social conditions for all in the East End. HM Prison Holloway is a womens prison in the London Borough of Islington, London, United Kingdom. ...


Railways

Bow was also the site of the headquarters and maintenance depot of the North London Railway who also had two stations in the area named Old Ford and Bow. During World War 2 the North London Railway branch from Dalston to Poplar through Bow was so badly damaged that it fell into permanent disuse. Originally called the East & West India Docks & Birmingham Junction Railway and opened between 1850 and 1852, the railway linked the docks at Blackwall to Camden Town. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Landmarks

St Mary's Church stands on the traffic island in Bow Road. Part of the church dates back to 1311. The base of the tower dates back to the late 1400s and the top of the tower was rebuilt after bomb damage in the second world war. Bow Church (St Mary's, Bow Road) is sometimes mistaken as the home of the Bow Bells which actually reside at St Mary-le-Bow Church on Cheapside in the City of London.[13] Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... St Mary-le-Bow Church, built 1671-1680, one of Wrens City Churches built after the Great Fire of London Interior St Mary-le-Bow (Bow Church) is a historic church in the City of London, off Cheapside. ... The City of London is a geographically-small city within Greater London, England. ...


In Fairfield Road stands the old Bryant and May Factory, Bow. It used to be the largest match factory in the UK[citation needed]. The brick entrance includes a depiction of Noah's Ark and the word 'Security' used as a trademark on the matchboxes. Match production ceased in 1979 and the building is now private apartments known as the Bow Quarter.[14] The former match factory in Bow East London, home of the famous 1888 Match Girls strike is now a residential development known as the Bow Quarter. ... Bow Quarter is a luxurious apartment complex, located in Bow, London. ...


A statue of William Ewart Gladstone stands outside Bow Church. The statue was donated by Theodore H Bryant, part-owner of the Bryant and May match factory.[15] Gladstone is the name of several places: Gladstone, Queensland, Australia Gladstone, South Australia, Australia Gladstone, Michigan, United States of America Gladstone, Missouri, USA Gladstone, New Jersey, USA Gladstone, Oregon, USA Gladstone, Virginia, USA William Ewart Gladstone was repeatedly the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from the 1860s through the...

Poplar Town Hall at the junction of Bow Road and Fairfield Road. (July 2006)
Poplar Town Hall at the junction of Bow Road and Fairfield Road. (July 2006)

A memorial to George Lansbury (1859-1940) stands on the corner of Bow Road and Harley Grove, near 39 Bow Road, his family home in the constituency until it was destroyed in the blitz[16]. It describes him as "A great servant of the people". Lansbury was twice Mayor of Poplar and also MP for Bromley and Bow. In 1921, he led the Poplar Rates Rebellion. His daughter-in-law, Minnie Lansbury was one of the 30 Poplar Councillors sent to prison and who died six weeks after leaving prison. A memorial clock to her is situated over a row of shops on Bow Road, near the junction with Alfred Street.[17] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (854 × 1280 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (854 × 1280 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Poplar Rates Rebellion, or Poplar Rates Revolt was a tax protest that took place in Poplar, London in 1921. ... Under a cloud (with a silver lining). ... Look up Blitz in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Bow and Bromley was a parliamentary constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in London. ...


The original Poplar Town hall is situated on the south side of Bow Road, near the DLR station. It continues in use for registrations of births and marriages, as Bromley Public Hall. It was rebuilt in the 1920s, and this Town Hall stands at the corner of Bow road and Fairfield Road in a dilapidated condition, now used as commercial offices. The latter Town Hall contains the Poplar Assembly Rooms, now no longer used. The Metropolitan Borough of Poplar was between 1899 and 1965 a metropolitan borough in the County of London. ...


A plaque marks the spot, in Mile End where the first German V1 rocket to fall on London fell, close to the railway bridge on the Great Eastern Main Line over Grove Road. Mile End is an area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London, England. ... The Vergeltungswaffe 1 Fi 103 / FZG-76 (V-1), known as the Flying bomb, Buzz bomb or Doodlebug, was the first modern guided missile used in wartime and the first cruise missile. ... The Great Eastern Main Line is the railway line from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich and Norwich. ... A road in East London (borough of Tower Hamlets) linking the junction of the Mile End Road and Bow Road with Hackney through the middle of Victoria Park. ...


In 2000 and 2001 the Big Brother UK house was located at Three Mills Studios in nearby Newham, often reported as Bow because the studios are included in the E3 postal district. Big Brother is a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ... Newham Town Hall in East Ham (E6) Logo on the roadside at sunset The London Borough of Newham is a London borough in East London, England. ...


Present day

Communal Facilities

Local council facilities are grouped around Roman Road market in Old Ford. The local library, now called an Idea Store is situated in Gladstone Place. A community and tenants' hall is nearby. Access to council services is dealt with by the Bow and North Poplar One Stop Shop, in Ewart Place. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames in East London. ... A Roman road in Pompeii Road Construction on Trajans Column The Roman roads were essential for the growth of their empire, by enabling them to move armies. ... Old Ford is also an area of Bow, London named after a crossing of the River Lee. ...


Transport

Nearby tube and DLR stations

There are no longer any stations on the National Rail network in Bow. The No 8 bus terminates at Bow Church. National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... London Buses route 8 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ...

Bow is served well by bus and road, being sited at the junction of the A12 East Cross Route, and A11 Mile End Road. The proximity of tube stations mean that parking restrictions apply throughout the area. Mile End is a London Underground station in Tower Hamlets, East London. ... Bow Road Station is a London Underground station on the District and Hammersmith and City lines, located in Bow, east London. ... Bow Church DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway in Zone 2. ... List of road junctions in the United Kingdom. ... The A12 is a major road in England, a trunk road for most of its length, running from London to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. ... East Cross Route (ECR) was the designation for the eastern section of Ringway 1, the innermost circuit of the London Ringways network, a complex and comprehensive plan for a network of high speed roads circling and radiating out from central London designed to manage and control the flow of traffic... The A11 is a major road in England. ...


Nearby places

Access to the River Lee is via the tow-path at Three Mills. South leads to the River Thames, but the tow-path can often be blocked. North leads to Duckett's Cut (the Hertford Union), which provides access to Victoria Park, and proceeding north along the Lee to Hackney Marshes. As this latter is within the Olympic Park the tow-path may be closed unpredictably while building works are undertaken. Mile End is an area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London, England. ... Old Ford is also an area of Bow, London named after a crossing of the River Lee. ... Bromley-by-Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... The Bathing Pond in Victoria Park. ... Bow Creek (tidal) meets the Limehouse Cut (canal) with a view of Londons Docklands The River Lee or River Lea (both spellings are in general use) is a river in England. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... Hackney Marshes holds the world record for the highest number (88) of full-sized football pitches in one place. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ...


Notable people associated with Bow

Girls Aloud are a British girl group created on ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... Roll Deep is an East London based UK garage/grime/UK hip-hop crew fronted by Wiley Kat. ... Steve Marriott (January 30, 1947 in Bow, London – April 20, 1991 in Essex) was a British rock and roll singer, songwriter and guitarist who also worked as a juvenile actor in his youth; he appeared in an early London stage production of Oliver! with Ian Carmichael, and featured in two... The Small Faces were a British rock and roll band of the 1960s, led by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane with Kenny Jones and original organist Jimmy Winston. ... For the hard rock band of the same name, see Humble Pie (band). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sylvia Pankhurst Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (May 5, 1882 - September 27, 1960) was a campaigner in the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom, and a prominent left communist. ... Dylan Mills, known professionally as Dizzee Rascal (born November 1, 1985), is a London-based MC/rapper and producer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Kingdom of Lovely is a partly Internet-based micronation which claims the flat of its creator and ruler – the comic writer Danny Wallace – as its territory. ... Oona Tamsyn King (born October 22, 1967, in Sheffield) is an English politician. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Bethnal Green and Bow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

See also

The Bow Group is the oldest centre-right think tank in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the institution. ... Kingsley Hall Kingsley Hall is a community centre in the East End of London. ... Bromley-by-Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Bromley Hall is an early Tudor period manor house in Bow, Tower Hamlets, London. ... Allegory of the Tudor dynasty (detail), attributed to Lucas de Heere, ca 1572: left to right, Philip II of Spain, Mary, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth The Tudor period usually refers to the historical period between 1485 and 1558, especially in relation to the history of England. ... Ightham Mote For the London district, see Manor House, London. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ Tower Hamlets Borough Council Election Maps 1964-2002
  2. ^ Mills, D., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2000)
  3. ^ 'Bethnal Green: Communications', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 88-90 accessed: 15 November 2006
  4. ^ The Humanities Research Institute - Historical alternative names for Bow, London
  5. ^ How Stratford became Bow (East London History)
  6. ^ 'West Ham: Rivers, bridges, wharfs and docks', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973), pp. 57-61 accessed: 14 November 2006.
  7. ^ John Foxe's Book of Martyrs - The Martyrdome of Hugh Lauerocke & Iohn Apprice, at Stratford the Bow. An.1556. May. 15 accessed: 18 Nov 2006
  8. ^ Line 125. Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales accessed on 14 Nov 2006
  9. ^ Old Language Variety: Anglo-Norman
  10. ^ "The Copartnership Herald", Vol. I, no. 7 (September 1931) accessed 14 Nov 2006
  11. ^ 'Industries: Pottery: Bow porcelain', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 2: General; Ashford, East Bedfont with Hatton, Feltham, Hampton with Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Laleham, Littleton (1911), pp. 146-50 accessed: 18 November 2006
  12. ^ One of Sylvia's first actions occurred when she climbed a cart, in nearby Bromley High Street, and commenced to speak. Unfortunately, no one listened, she picked up a rock and threw it through the window of Selby's Undertakers. Her colleagues smashed windows in nearby buildings, and were taken to Bow Police station.
  13. ^ There is a local belief that this Statforde-atte-Bow was concerned with the legend of Dick Whittington. It is suggested that The Black Cat was in fact a barge travelling the River Lee
  14. ^ Exploring East London accessed 27 Mar 2007
  15. ^ statue
  16. ^ Labour History (book review) accessed 29 Mar 2007
  17. ^ Minnie Lansbury Memorial Clock
  18. ^ Sleevenotes: The Small Faces - BBC Sessions 1965-1968
  19. ^ The Independent (UK newspaper) article on living in Bow: "My Home: Danny Wallace, comedian"
  20. ^ Oona King website accessed 30 Mar 2007

Dick Whittington is a character in British pantomime, very loosely based on the real-life Richard Whittington. ... Bow Creek (tidal) meets the Limehouse Cut (canal) with a view of Londons Docklands The River Lee or River Lea (both spellings are in general use) is a river in England. ...

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