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East Tilbury

Bata Avenue Houses . The first houses were built in 1933. The layout of the houses us a chequerboard copied from the layout of Bata houses in Zlin, Czech Republic, where Bata originated. Hostels for young men and women workers at Bata, 28-30 houses for Bata workers. These houses were designed and built in 1930-33. They are based on the International Modern style. They were built by local builders for local people, not as 'one-off' homes for the rich. Coronation Avenue East Tilbury Libra ry. This was part of the Bata Estate and housed the Bata Heritage collection. It is currently closed due to a fire in early 2017 after a vehicle was driven into the library and set alight. The Bata Reminiscence and Resource Centre a t East Tilbury Library was set up to collect the memories of people who lived and worked within the British Bata community. Bata Estate. This road is part of the Bata Estate. In 1933 the first houses for Bata workers were built, set among gardens in a cheque

East Putney

Post to the east Wandsworth Post to the north Putney riverside Cromer Villas Road Southfields Lawn Tennis Club. Founded in 1884. Manfred Road St Stephens . The original church was built in 1881 designed by Lee Bros. & Pain. It was a large church in brick with a slate roof. There was a single bell.  It was closed in 1974, redundant and demolished in 1979.  Part of the site was sold and a new church built on the remainder in 1980 known as Wandsworth, St Stephen. Point Pleasant Junction. This junction is formed when the line from East Putney Station diverges east onto a line built in 1886 by the District Railway as a double track line from their river crossing to a junction with the Windsor Lines. This was reduced to single track in the 1980s. It is also used by a line from Wimbledon to Wandsworth Town by South Western Railway for empty stock movements and occasional service train diversions, as well as some early morning trains to and from Waterloo for train crew. Until

East Ham -Plashet

Post to the north Little Ilford Post to the east Barking Newham borders Post to the south East Ham Post to the west East Ham Browning Road St.Barnabas church . Anglican parish church which originated with an iron church on the site of the current vicarage built in 1896.  The current church was built in 1900-9 and designed by William Bucknall & Ninian Comper. It set back from the road. Inside is a pulpit with field ceiling 17th brought from Rayleigh, Essex and a stained glass window, by Comper. It was restored in 2016. In the 1970s Crisis at Christmas was planned here and the church was used as a night shelter. East Avenue  Trinity Community Centre. This was Trinity church which began in the 1890s when Alexander Thompson, began to hold Presbyterian meetings.  A site was bought in East Avenue, and in 1900 an iron church was built. In 1903 a permanent church was built with a free Gothic front in red brick, with a short tower designed by John Wills. In 1905 halls were added

East Finchley

Post to the north Bounds Green Brook Strawberry Vale Poat to the east Muswell Hill Post to the south Mutton Brook Highgate Bishops Avenue Beaumont Close. The Institute Arts Centre. This was built for the Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute on the site of the Neurorehabilitation Unit. It is essentially an adult education establishment. They had left the Henrietta Barnett School in 2004 and gone to Park House opposite East Finchley Station and later used part of McDonald’s headquarters. Meanwhile, a purpose-built Institute Arts Centre was built here. This was designed by Irvington Studio In a challenging local environment, as a simple modern studio building with high ceilings and large windows, tempered by solar shading. This opened in 2006 and, when the Institute quit McDonald’s last year, became the main study base. However, there were financial difficulties at the Institute and it was thought it would have to be sold to placate the bank. Later there has been a co-location arran

East Dulwich

Post to the west Denmark Hill Post to the east Peckham Rye Abbotswood Road New housing on the site of St.Francis Hospital Adys Road Only the northern end of the road is in this square. It is said to be named after John Ady, who was a legal advisor to Edward Alleyn and who lived on Goose Green. Albrighton Road The road is named after a famous fox hunt.  The flats were built by the London County Council in the 1930s on the site of big houses sited in what was then called Glebe Road Albrighton Road Community Centre . The current building dates from 2011 and is managed by East Dulwich Estate Tenant and Resident Association. Avondale Rise This was previously Avondale Road. 15-17 Unitarian church. The church dated from 1867 when the Revd George Carter held services in a hall in Walworth. An iron chapel was built here in 1875. A new church was built in 1882 plus a school room added a year previously. It had a pipe organ with hand-pumped bellows and an ornate wooden pulpit.