"I had to start for Poplar"
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Poplar High Street, 1912
Public DomainPoplar High Street, 1912

Poplar is an area of East London on the north bank of the Thames, location of some of the capital's historic docks.  It lies just to the east of Bermondsey, across a bend in the river.  Today, it finds itself in the shadow of the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf to the south.

 

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