Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

An Irish street in Poplar: "Rook Street, a street of tightly packed terraced houses in Poplar, east London, decorated with flags and banners for a Roman Catholic celebration in about 1914… for the appointment of the new pope, Benedict XV." Rook St run between Poplar High Street and East India Road, where the Will Crooks Estate stands today. It was closed in 1935-9 as part of the Sophia Street Clearance Scheme by the LCC involving the demolition of nearly 200 dwellings on an area of 5.25…

An Irish street in Poplar: "Rook Street, a street of tightly packed terraced houses in Poplar, east London, decorated with flags and banners for a Roman Catholic celebration in about 1914… for the appointment of the new pope, Benedict XV." Rook St run between Poplar High Street and East India Road, where the Will Crooks Estate stands today. It was closed in 1935-9 as part of the Sophia Street Clearance Scheme by the LCC involving the demolition of nearly 200 dwellings on an area of 5.25…

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