TQ3381 : Signs of the times in Fournier Street

taken 11 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Signs of the times in Fournier Street
Signs of the times in Fournier Street
The street runs between Commercial Street and Brick Lane with Christ Church at the western end - hence its original name of Church Street. Between 1670 to 1710, up to 50,000 Huguenots sought refuge from religious persecution in England, many settling in Spitalfields, where food and housing were cheap, and there was more freedom from the economic controls of the guilds.This street housed many, plying their trade as weavers. It was renamed after one of them, George Fournier. Next came the Jews and then the Bangladeshi, hence the street name in Bengali. Contemporary notices relating to security measures and redevelopment are characteristic of the area as it now climbs upmarket.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright ceridwen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ3381, 3541 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 January, 2007
Category
Street furniture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 338 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1507N 0:4.3343W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 338 816
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 80 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register