19 Facts About Bethnal Green


Bethnal Green has stations on the London Underground and London Overground.

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Term Bethnal Green originally referred to a small common in the Manor and Ancient Parish of Stepney; around which a small settlement developed.

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In 1855 Bethnal Green was included within the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works to which it nominated one member and the various local government bodies were replaced by a single incorporated vestry which consisted of 48 elected vestrymen.

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The ballad recounts how Bess leaves Bethnal Green to seek her fortune, and stays a short time at the Queen's Arms inn at Romford.

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Bethnal Green is famous for its mulberry trees, most notably the Bethnal Green mulberry at the site of the former London Chest Hospital, which is reputed to be the oldest tree in the East End.

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In 1678, the owners of houses surrounding the Bethnal Green purchased the land to save it from being built on and in 1690, the land was conveyed to a trust under which it was to be kept open and rent from it used for the benefit of poor people living in the vicinity.

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In 1909, the larger Bethnal Green Estate was opened with money left by the philanthropist William Richard Sutton which he left for "modern dwellings and houses for occupation by the poor of London and other towns and populous places in England".

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Bethnal Green was a capable pastoral visitor and established a parochial school.

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Bethnal Green was formerly served by trains on the Great Eastern Main Line via Stratford ands saw two derailments in the later 20th century, similar to other contemporary comparators of busy, metropolitan junctions.

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Bethnal Green was in "Target Area A" along with the rest of the East End of London.

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Bethnal Green Library was bombed on the very first night of the Blitz.

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Oxford House had a major role, with some local residents fleeing into the house off Bethnal Green Road seeking shelter, this location was more attractive than the stables under the nearby Great Eastern Main Line arches.

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Between 1986 and 1992, the name Bethnal Green was applied to one of seven neighbourhoods to which power was devolved from the council.

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Bethnal Green Gardens, located in central Bethnal Green, holds the war memorial, known as the Stairway To Heaven, and Weavers' Fields, which is a 15.

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Bethnal Green's residents are around 50 percent Muslim and 34 percent Christian.

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Notable Church of England churches include St John on Bethnal Green, which was built from 1826 to 1828 by the architect John Soane, St Matthew – built by George Dance the Elder in 1746.

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Bethnal Green and Globe Town Community Mental Health Team is a community based multidisciplinary team, they provide a health and social care for service users with severe and enduring mental health problems run by East London NHS Foundation Trust .

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Bethnal Green Academy is one of the top schools and sixth form colleges in London.

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Bethnal Green has been part of the Night Tube service since 2016.

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