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England (Counties as in 1851-1901) => England => London and Middlesex => Topic started by: queenswood 1 on Sunday 22 October 06 21:40 BST (UK)

Title: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Sunday 22 October 06 21:40 BST (UK)
Having just spent the last 2 days in London , tracing addresses relating to my ancestors, some of the actual buildings have now been demolished whislt the streets still remain!
Is there any way I can trace  a picture of Enfield Buildings, Aske Street in 1881-1900? I have found the street today but the buildings there seem more like 1930s- can anyone help?
I had the same problem with 5-9 Brunswick Place, Shoreditch - found the address but now it is a large office.
Any ideas??
Caroline
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: Meliora on Monday 23 October 06 09:18 BST (UK)
Hello, Caroline,

A lot of buildings in this area were destroyed in the Blitz & rebuilt so try the Metropolitan Archives, they have a large collection of photos & will do copies, for a fee. The Guildhall Library also have a photo collection for the City of London.

Meliora

Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Monday 23 October 06 16:54 BST (UK)
Thank you - I have sent LMA an email!
Caroline
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: JD77 on Thursday 30 August 12 16:36 BST (UK)
Hi there,

I also recently traced my ancestors to Enfield Buildings, in aske street through the 1901 cencus
Did you have any luck finding images of the building?

Be interesting to know

Many thanks
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Thursday 30 August 12 20:07 BST (UK)
Hi - no I am afraid I have not had any success in finding pictures of Enfield buildings- although I did visit Aske Street a few years ago!
What was the name of your family living there? I have the following:
1881- 43 Enfield Buildings- James Day(Age41) and his sone James W Day (Age 17)
1891- 53 Enfield Buildings
James W Day (age 27), Agnes Day (Age 26), Agnes Ada Day (Age 1); John atkins (Age 73)
1901 - 15 Enfield Buldings
James W Day (37); Agnes Day (36); Agnes ada Day (110; Olive T day (9); ivy C Day (7); Elsie Day (5); William J Day (Aged 2)

By 1911 this family had moved to 52 Colimbia Road Bethnal Green.

I would love to hear from you as it would be great if the families knew each other!
James Day was a coachsmith by trade and his father in law (John Atkins- with them in 1891) had his own cigar making business before retiring.

Keep in touch!

Caroline
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: squashplayer on Sunday 04 November 12 20:28 GMT (UK)
Thank you - I have sent LMA an email!
Caroline

Enfield Building is now know as Enfield Cloisters.....my wife and I werethere recently when a couple were investigating their earlier family and we were able to show them into the courtyards.

At the front is on the very top of the building is the date of completion plus the name Enfield Buildind!!

The post code is N1 6LD...find the Lion and Lamb pub and you will then see Enfield Building/ Cloisters
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Monday 05 November 12 08:56 GMT (UK)
Thank you very much! That is interesting1 I was in the area over 6 years ago specifically on family history research- will certainly go and have another look next time I am in the area- now live over 200 miles away!
Caroline
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: squashplayer on Monday 05 November 12 18:31 GMT (UK)
Hopefully this will of assistance to you....another couple were on a similar mission as you appear to have been........find the Lion and Lamb pub and you are within 50 yards of the building!!!!



Keith
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: Lila Guha on Friday 09 February 18 08:03 GMT (UK)
I lived there in 1978-89. I can send photos if you like.

Local people still disapproved then of its transformation from Enfield Buildings to Enfield Cloisters.
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Friday 09 February 18 08:59 GMT (UK)
Hi- this has come out of the blue as I see my original posting was in 2006! Yes I would love to receive any pics that you may have. Are you able to send me a personal message? If not, my email address is Removed

This may get removed by the moderator, in which case send me another posting on this message which should then allow you to PM me.

Many thanks

Caroline
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: dawnsh on Friday 09 February 18 12:17 GMT (UK)
Hi Lila

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

Help with the personal message system is here

http://www.rootschat.com/help/pms.php

Dawn
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Friday 09 February 18 12:19 GMT (UK)
Thanks Dawn- i hope I hear back from her x
Caroline
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: Lila Guha on Friday 09 February 18 14:22 GMT (UK)
How do I post photos in here? I've tried clicking attachments.

My photos were taken in 2008, of course you can look up Google Street View, but you can only see a bit from the street.
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: dawnsh on Friday 09 February 18 14:25 GMT (UK)
Hi Lila

You can't post photos on the completed or look-up request boards.

I can move the topic for you so you can post them or you can exchange email addresses with queenswood and send them off-forum

Dawn
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: Lila Guha on Friday 09 February 18 15:06 GMT (UK)
Of course there are plenty of more recent photos on estate agents websites if you look up flats for sale or to rent.

But I don't have photos of the place as it was before it got "gentrified" from Buildings to Cloisters.
Title: Re: shoreditch 1890/1900
Post by: queenswood 1 on Friday 09 February 18 15:33 GMT (UK)
Thank you Lila- I have been looking!!! But I did not know that Enfield Building was now Enfield Cloisters- so that has been very helpful indeed.

Caroline