View of Grundy Street and Upper North Street
View of Grundy Street and Upper North Street
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View of Grundy Street and Upper North Street
View of Upper North Street, Poplar, looking east into Grundy Street in the direction of St Leonard's Road. On the far right are signs for a garage which undertook car repairs and overhauls. Adjacent is a derelict two-storey Victorian building at number 28 Upper North Street, its windows boarded-up with corrugated iron sheeting. Near number 28 is the side of number 2 Grundy Street which is also derelict. The two buildings suffered bomb damage during World War II. The long single-storey building in the distance is The Holy Child Roman Catholic School in Grundy Street. The school was opened by Cardinal Bourne in 1926 and was designed by Thomas H. B Scott and built by Messrs Sims of Stepney on the lower part of Randall's Market. It closed in 1983 when the school merged with Holy Family School. The building, though modified and extended, has survived and was used as Bygrove Primary School. In the distance is large three-storey early twentieth-century LCC Ricardo Street School. Much of the area is covered by vacant sites and the remains of bombed-out buildings. An old lamp post has street direction signs, a telephone wires pole, a road sign on the corner of Grundy Street, a lorry driving out of Grundy Street and a woman walking towards Augusta Street (the remains of the street ran the other side of the wall). Much of the area, including the Ricardo Street schools, was later cleared and replaced by housing and buildings on the Lansbury Estate in the 1950s. Later housing, including Shaftesbury Lodge sheltered housing, was built on Grundy Street in the 1980s, and a four-storey apartment building was built on the other side of Grundy Street c2012. In 1954 Adrian Gilbert Scott's St Mary and St Joseph Roman Catholic Church was built in Upper North Street.
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