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  • Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
    Hi Rob,

    Great picture. Many thanks.

    Bethnal Green police station appears to be a victim of the window tax, so I'm assuming it was built prior to 1851 when the tax was repealed. Details here—

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_tax

    Regards,

    Simon

    Hi Simon,

    Window tax is a pane

    I don't know when exactly the building was built, but the station opened around 1870. It looks like a purpose built Police Station so I would have thought around about that time but I can't be sure.

    Rob

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    • Rob, Simon,


      A police station for H division stood on the south side of Bethnal Green Road, almost opposite Turville Street, by 1870. It was on land acquired by the M.B.W. at the western end of Bethnal Green Road in 1872 and was replaced by a station at the eastern end of the road, at the junction with Ainsley Street, by 1879. In 1902 it was the headquarters of J division.

      From: 'Bethnal Green: Public Services', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 203-212. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rep...x?compid=22760.

      and

      Not long ago a new metropolitan police station was opened.

      From 'The Builder' January 28th 1871.

      If it is new then one assumes it was purpose built. Bit hard to convert buildings into Police Stations, unless the previous building had holding cells.

      Monty
      Monty

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      Author of Capturing Jack the Ripper.

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1445621622

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      • Originally posted by Monty View Post
        If it is new then one assumes it was purpose built. Bit hard to convert buildings into Police Stations, unless the previous building had holding cells.
        Should have seen some of the hotels I've stayed in

        From maps I've seen from the 1850s and 1860s there was a building on the site but the maps weren't detailed enough and didn't show individual buildings. I would assume that the expression 'land acquired' relayed to just the land and not any buildings on it and that there was a building there and it was demolished to make way for the Police Station.
        The building started off on 'K Division' jurisdiction and transferred to as the new divisional headquarters for 'J Division' when it was formed in 1886.

        Rob

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        • Hi Rob. How the Hell did you spot that in VENOM, which is hardly the most famous film in the world?

          Good to see Mr Netley in a taxi.

          PHILIP
          Tour guides do it loudly in front of a crowd.

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          • Hi Monty,

            Thanks for the information.

            If memory serves me correctly, J Division was relatively new (1886/7?) so maybe inherited its first HQ from what ever older Division it was part of before.

            I'm bugged and puzzled by the pre-1851 blanked-out windows.

            Regards,

            Simon
            Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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            • Hi Philip,

              I've got a book called 'London Film Location Guide' by Simon R. H. James. And it's mentioned in there. The books not bad, but it deals with to many modern films and not enough old ones.

              Rob

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              • Any chance of that screen shot from IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY again, John?

                PHILIP
                Tour guides do it loudly in front of a crowd.

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                • Here is the coloured George Yard pic
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                  • This is from a postcard I picked up today.

                    An East End Street 1905.

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                    Rob

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                    • Originally posted by Rob Clack View Post
                      This is from a postcard I picked up today.

                      An East End Street 1905.


                      Rob
                      Cute pic Rob, the boy on the right is the spit of my own little cherub!

                      ...Shouldn't you have been at home resting btw?

                      Debs

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                      • Hi Debs,

                        I thought the little ankle biter on the left was Philip but the shorts were to long.

                        I picked it up of the mat after the postman delivered it. Don't worry I'm taking it easy.

                        Rob X
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                        • The relict of the demolition on Whitechapel High Street...

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                          S & J.H. Tym: Apron, Overall & Shirt Manfts.

                          Mark

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                          • Originally posted by m_w_r View Post
                            The relict of the demolition on Whitechapel High Street...

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                            S & J.H. Tym: Apron, Overall & Shirt Manfts.

                            Mark
                            Is that sign actually engraved in the stone??

                            It looks pretty impressive!
                            Regards Mike

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                            • Originally posted by Mike Covell View Post
                              Is that sign actually engraved in the stone??
                              ...or is it carved into an inset wooden panel?
                              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                              "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                              • Either way, I would be calling the boys and going equipped with a pair a chisels and a crow bar.....

                                Or you could ask them for it!!
                                Regards Mike

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