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  • #91
    Limehouse Causeway

    Looking back (east) towards the viaduct?

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    • #92
      Limehouse Causeway

      This, I believe, is the south eastern corner, just before the Causeway met Gill Street. It's tagged as the southern side of the street, and the 'Borough of Poplar' plaque seems to confirm it as that corner.

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      • #93
        Limehouse Causeway

        Looking west from under the viaduct:

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        • #94
          Limehouse Causeway

          Here's the entrance from the WIDR. The shop where Anna May Wong was photographed - San Sam Sing & Co. at no. 5 LC - is on the left, behind the lamp post.

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          • #95
            Limehouse Causeway

            There are some gaps in the LC jigsaw. This fits in somewhere west of the viaduct:

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            • #96
              Limehouse Causeway

              One more image of the exit into the WIDR:

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              • #97
                Limehouse Causeway

                I know this is a repeat, but it helps put the photos into context - the PO Directory of 1931:

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                • #98
                  When my dad was 5/6 he was sent to Holmes ironmongers to get the family's radio valve* charged/exchanged.

                  As he told the story, it was an autumn afternoon, the light was draining from the sky and a mist was rolling in from the river. As he made his way back from the ironmongers a sinister-looking Chinese man, complete with a Fu Man Chu beard, loomed out of an alley or doorway. Terrified, he dropped the valve, which smashed on the granite sets (colloquially known as cobbles), and ran like the wind back to the safety of no. 36, where, of course, he received the traditional 'good hiding'.

                  * Something like this, I imagine:

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                  • #99
                    15, Limehouse Causeway was the address of Wilhelmina Morganstern in 1897 when she married Thomas Fenwick.

                    This report is from 1920 during the ‘Yellow Peril’ era:

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                    • That area became heavily Asian in a couple decades?
                      The wickedness of the world is the dream of the plague.~~Voynich Manuscript

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