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Offline Tony Freeman

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(COMPLETE) Blackwall Buildings, Whitechapel
« on: Friday 10 August 18 13:14 BST (UK) »
I am tracing my wife's ancestors who lived in the Blackwall Buildings in Fulbourne Street between 1951 and 1965. I understand that the buildings were demolished in 1969 as they had been declared a slum.

The Electoral Registers record that they lived in 155-156 Blackwall Buildings and there are references on the Internet that the buildings consisted of four blocks. However, in a 1951 O.S. Map of the area, I notice that there are five blocks in the development ~ see attached image.

Does anyone have any information that can clarify this matter.
Your help will be much appreciated.
Freeman: UK, Ireland, Jersey, India
Ward: York
Heseltine: West Heslerton, Malton, Norton
Monkman: West Heslerton & Malton
Wheller: Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Malton & Hull
Colchester: Suffolk
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Bruce: Scotland
Cleary: Co Clare, Ireland & London

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Re: Blackwall Buildings, Whitechapel
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 August 18 15:20 BST (UK) »
1947 OS Town plan shows the "flat" numbers contained within each block.  Looks like 5 blocks although the northernmost block contained less "flats" (Nos. 129 to 156) than the other four.
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/534498/182002/13/101329

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Re: Blackwall Buildings, Whitechapel
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 August 18 17:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information.
In an earlier map, the fifth smaller block was part of an adjoining building on Vallance Street.
Obviously when that building was demolished, they retained the part which is now the fifth block.
This block contains the flat no. 155-156 I am looking for.
Your help much appreciated :-)
Freeman: UK, Ireland, Jersey, India
Ward: York
Heseltine: West Heslerton, Malton, Norton
Monkman: West Heslerton & Malton
Wheller: Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Malton & Hull
Colchester: Suffolk
Hall
Bruce: Scotland
Cleary: Co Clare, Ireland & London