Plaistow tube station
Plaistow is a London Underground station on Plaistow Road in the London Borough of Newham in Greater London. It is between West Ham and Upton Park stations on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, in Travelcard Zone 3; the London and Southend Railway direct line from Bow to Barking was constructed east to west through the middle of the Parish of West Ham in 1858. Before this, trains took a longer route to the north via Stratford and Forest Gate on the Eastern Counties Railway's line; the new line opened with stations at Bromley and East Ham. Upton Park was added as a new station to the east in 1877 and West Ham was added to the west in 1901. From 18 May 1869 the North London Railway ran a daily service to Plaistow via the Bow–Bromley curve, terminating at the northern bay platform. In 1905 the service switched to a new bay platform on the southern side; the North London Railway service to Plaistow ceased on 1 January 1916. With the completion of the Whitechapel and Bow Railway in 1902 the line was doubled to four tracks and through services of the Metropolitan District Railway were able to operate to Upminster.
The District Railway converted to electric trains in 1905 and services were cut back to East Ham. The District Railway was incorporated into London Transport in 1933, became known as the District line; the 1947 timetable shows only a few services a day on the main lines and a frequent service provided by the District line. The remaining Fenchurch Street–Southend services were withdrawn in 1962 when the LT&SR route was electrified with overhead lines. Ownership of the station passed to the Midland Railway in 1912 and the London and Scottish Railway in 1923. After nationalisation of the railways in 1948 management of the station passed to British Railways. In 1969 ownership was transferred to the London Underground; the station has three platforms in use, two through platforms and a third bay platform enabling eastbound trains to terminate and reverse back to central London. Two other platforms are now closed and derelict. Plaistow used to have sidings on the north side of the line, but the site is now occupied by a Dagenham Motors car showroom.
The station booking hall, built in 1905, is the subject of a local listing which, while not conferring any additional planning controls on a building under current legislation, encourages the proper consideration of a building's architectural or historic interest in the exercise of normal planning controls. Plaistow railway works were built adjacent to the station on the north side of the line to the west of the station in 1879 to 1880. A separate engine shed was opened in 1899 adjoining the western end of the works; the locomotive works closed in 1925, with responsibility being transferred to Bow railway works which were a short distance away. Carriage and wagon work lasted until 1932. On 30 September 1911 a new depot—initially called "West Ham"—opened on the south side of the line and this became a Midland Railway depot in 1912 when the Midland Railway took over the London Tilbury and Southend Railway and a London and Scottish Railway shed in 1923 following the grouping, when it was allocated the 13a depot code.
Following nationalization in 1948 the depot was part of British Railways London Midland Region, although on 20 February 1949 it transferred to the Eastern Region. The depot code was changed to 33A which it retained until closure in 1962 following electrification of the LTSR system. In 1950 Plaistow had an allocation of 83 locomotives, the majority of which were tank engines for passenger traffic to and from Fenchurch Street with 6 freight engines and 7 shunting engines making up the balance. Although there is no station car park, there is a Newham London Borough Council-run pay and display car park to the immediate south, connected by a set of steps. London Buses routes 69, 241, 262 and 473 serve the station. Photos of Plaistow tube station BBC News on the restoration
Plaistow, West Sussex
Plaistow is a village and civil parish in the north of the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. There is a village green, a recreation ground, a children's playground, a village pond, a shop, a pub and the Anglican Church. There are over thirty Grade II buildings in the village; the Sun Inn was purchased by the Pullen family in 1807. Holy Trinity Church was once a wooden structure, destroyed by fire; the church was rebuilt in 1859. Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School was built in 1869. A plaque on the front of the school's original Victorian building acknowledges the significant funding from John Napper, Esquire of Ifold House, who owned much of the land in the civil parish; the Parish lies on the northern boundary of West Sussex, is made up of four settlements: Plaistow village and the hamlets of Ifold, Durfold Wood and Shillinglee. Ifold has the largest population in the Parish, it has a land area of 2102 hectares. In the 2001 census 1856 people lived in 701 households. Plaistow village has its own football club, Plaistow FC, which formed in 1931 and was admitted to the Horsham and District League.
They now play in the West Sussex Football League. The home ground is'Foxfields'. Chiddingfold Forest is a Site of Special Scientific Interest within the parish; the rare pearl-bordered fritillary lives in the forest. This is an important butterfly egg-laying area. There are rare moths in this locality including: the argent and sable, common fan-foot, white-line snout, waved carpet and drab looper. Chiddingfold Forest is home to the Bechstein's bat. Three maternity colonies have been identified; the electoral ward Ward is Plaistow, encompassing the Parishes of Plaistow, Loxwood and Northchapel. At the 2011 Census it had a total ward population of 4,784. Plaistow and Ifold Parish Website
The Plaistow Carhouse is a historic trolley barn at 27 Elm Street in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Built in 1901, it is a surviving reminder of a short-lived trolley service that served the town until 1930; the building now houses the town's fire departments. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980; the Plaistow Carhouse is located in Plaistow's central village, at the southeast corner of Elm Street and Palmer Avenue. It is a brick structure, consisting of a large structure in which trolleys were serviced, a smaller area used as an office and waiting room; the service area measures 50 by 150 feet, is covered by a flat roof with a monitor section at the center. The office is two stories in height with a flat roof, is five bays wide and two deep; the carhouse was built in 1901 for the Haverhill, Plaistow & Newton Street Railway, which introduced service that year between Plaistow and Amesbury, Massachusetts. This company was consolidated into one providing service as far as New Hampshire's seacoast.
The company provided year-round service to the industrial employment centers of Haverhill and Amesbury, with seacoast service running in the warmer months. Coastal service was abandoned in 1920, altogether by 1930; the Plaistow carhouse is one of several to survive in southern New Hampshire, but is one, the least altered. It was designed by the New York City firm Jaastad. After trolley service was discontinued, the building was used as a storage facility by an amusement company, was purchased by the town in 1979, which has since adapted it to house the town's fire and police services. National Register of Historic Places listings in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Plaistow, New Hampshire
Plaistow is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,609 at the 2010 census. Plaistow was established as a town in 1749 after the 1739 resolution of a long-running boundary dispute between the Province of Massachusetts Bay and the Province of New Hampshire, it is the only town outside the United Kingdom with the name Plaistow. In 1776 the western part of Plaistow became Atkinson; the present town hall was built in 1895. Each year, the town celebrates "Old Home Day", with a parade and carnival-type atmosphere on the Town Hall Lawn to celebrate the town's anniversary. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.64 square miles, of which 0.01 square miles, or 0.09%, are water. The highest point in Plaistow is an unnamed summit at 384 feet above sea level near the town's northern end; as of the census of 2000, there were 7,747 people, 2,871 households, 2,150 families residing in the town. The population density was 728.8 people per square mile.
There were 2,927 housing units at an average density of 275.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.21% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.30% from other races, 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population. There were 2,871 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.1% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.10. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $61,707, the median income for a family was $66,852. Males had a median income of $45,756 versus $31,657 for females; the per capita income for the town was $25,255. About 2.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Plaistow is home to Timberlane Regional High School and Timberlane Regional Middle School, which serve as middle and high school for the towns of Plaistow, Atkinson and Sandown. Plaistow is home to Pollard Elementary School, which serves only Plaistow children from kindergarten to grade 5. Timberlane Regional High School has had noticeable success in music, theatrical performance, wrestling,and softball; the school offers access to vocational programs at Salem High Pinkerton Academy. Timberlane students participating in the program start during the 11th grade and spend two to three periods a day at either Salem or Pinkerton. Upon graduation, the participating students receive an associate's degree along with a high school diploma.
Plaistow's economy is centered along New Hampshire Route 125, a north-south road that connects the town with Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the south and Kingston and Rochester, New Hampshire, to the north. Local businesses and numerous large chain stores are located along Route 125, which has become known for problems with heavy traffic during weekday commuting and weekend shopping hours. Route 125 intersects with Interstate 495 in Massachusetts 2 miles south of the center of Plaistow. Commuters to Massachusetts are able to use a New Hampshire park and ride facility located on Westville Road, just east of Route 125. Route 121A runs north to south as a local route, it crosses NH 125 north of the center of town and rejoins 125 at the south end of town, at the Massachusetts border. NH 121A leads north through Sandown to Chester. New Hampshire Route 108 runs north to south along the eastern edge of Plaistow, just 0.1 miles west of the Massachusetts border. Route 108 leads south to the center of Haverhill.
Pan Am Railways operates the main railroad line from Boston to Portland, utilized by Amtrak and by freight trains, running through Plaistow. Passenger stations for the Amtrak Downeaster are available in Haverhill to the south and Exeter to the north. A proposal has been made to extend existing MBTA commuter rail service from Boston through Haverhill into Plaistow, is being studied. MVRTA bus 13 runs from the center of Haverhill to just south of the state border, where it stops on Route 125. While the bus does not allow people to get on or off in Plaistow, businesses close to the state border are within walking distance of the bus stop. Thomas Toth, Canadian runner Town of Plaistow official website Plaistow Public Library Plaistow Historical Society Timberlane Regional School District NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau profile
Halstead is a town and civil parish in the Braintree District of Essex in England. It has a population of 11,906; the town lies in the Colne Valley. It developed on the hill to the north of the river; the name Halstead is said to derive from the Old English hald and stede, meaning "healthy farm", "safe place" or "place of refuge". The wide High Street is dominated by the 14th-century church of St Andrew, extensively renovated in the Victorian period, but retains much older decoration, including tomb monuments from the 14th century and earlier; the historic core of Halstead can be observed on a walk up the market hill. A river walk runs through the town from east to west. Just outside the town is Broaks Wood, a popular area for walking owned by the Forestry Commission. Halstead Public Gardens are noted for their floral displays; the Antiques Centre is full of interesting pieces, ranging from clothing to household items. Townsford Mill spans the river at the bottom of the town houses. In 1818, Samuel Courtauld built Townsford at Halstead and another at Bocking.
At the end of 1824, Halstead Mill was sold to Stephen Beuzeville. In 1825, Samuel installed a steam engine at Bocking Mill. An agreement dated 19 January 1825 was drawn up between Beuzeville and Samuel Courtauld and partners for the conversion of Halstead Mill for silk throwing. Beuzeville was to provide the expertise and supply the silk; the mill appears to have been in operation with Joseph Ash as manager. The introduction of new technology was important but the mills still remained dependent on manpower, or more woman-power; the looms required supervision by an army of young female workers and in 1838, more than 92 per cent of the workforce was female. In 1827 Stephen Beuzeville was declared bankrupt. Stephen and his father joined Courtaulds as employees. Halstead has a library situated in a large open-plan building, built in 1864–1866 as the corn exchange, has housed a technical school. Nearby Moyns Park, a Grade I listed Elizabethan country house, is said to have been where Ian Fleming put the finishing touches to his novel From Russia, with Love.
A history society holds regular monthly meetings. A town museum attached to the town council offices features historical artefacts and objects of local interest; the Empire Theatre in Butler Road hosts occasional bingo nights. Halstead is home to Hume's Bakery, which opened in 1960, trades at the same shop today. In birth order: Robert Bourchier, 1st Baron Bourchier, Lord Chancellor of England, had an estate here. John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Bourchier and diplomat, inherited the estate here. Bartholomew Bourchier, 3rd Baron Bourchier, died at his estate here. Bernard Barton, Quaker poet, was married here. Dummy, the Witch of Sible Hedingham, a deaf-mute charged with witchcraft, was beaten by a mob and died in Halstead workhouse. Samuel Courtauld, opened a textile mill here in 1818. George Courtauld, textile magnate, was married here in 1829. Isaac Baker Brown, notable gynaecologist and obstetrician, went to school here. Augustine Stow, Australian politician, was born here. Decimus Alfred Ball, notable slum landlord in London, was born here.
Sir John Mark Davies, Australian politician, was born here. Samuel Courtauld, art collector and industrialist, became a director of the silk mill here in 1901. Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, London-born actress, died here. Alan Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury, founder of the Sainsbury's supermarket chain, was a resident and died here. Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2 DJ, grew up here, attended Ramsey School, is a resident. Matt Cardle, is a resident. Curbi, producer of electronic dance music, is a resident. Halstead is the home to three primary schools known as Holy Trinity, St. Andrew's, Richard de Clare. Halstead has one secondary school called The Ramsey Academy, located to the north of the town centre. Many other secondary schools are within easy travelling distance; the Yellow House School is an independent school for children with special needs, situated in Sible Hedingham. The Anglican parish church is St Andrew's in Parsonage St. Holy Trinity Church, Halstead was declared redundant in April 1987 and is preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust.
Halstead has a Methodist church, which opened as a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1874. Halstead Baptist Church is in Hedingham Road and Grace Baptist Church in Colchester Road, as is the Catholic Church of St Francis of Assisi; the United Reformed Church of Halstead is in Kings Road. Halstead's largest football club is Halstead Town F. C; the club plays in the 10th tier of the English football league system, in the Eastern Counties Football League Division One. The town is home to Halstead Cricket Club which fields three teams in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship. During the 2011 season the club, with the help of
Plaistow is a district in the West Ham area of the London Borough of Newham in east London, England. It forms the majority of the London E13 postcode district. Plaistow is a residential area, including several council estates; the main roads are the A112, Prince Regent Lane/ Greengate Street/ The Broadway/ High Street/ Plaistow Road, a former Roman road, the A124, which passes south west/ north east through Plaistow and past the former West Ham United football ground. Commercial and retail premises are on the A112 at Greengate Street leading north and Prince Regent Lane south, leading 0.3 miles to Newham Sixth Form College and along the A124. It contains smaller shops compared to Stratford or West Ham town centre. Plaistow North and Plaistow South are two of the ten wards making up the UK parliamentary constituency of West Ham; the name "Plaistow" is believed to come from Sir Hugh de Plaitz who, in 1065, married Philippa de Montfitchet, of the Mountfitchet Castle family, who owned the district.
It is she, reputed to have named it the Manor of Plaiz. A stow was a place of assembly, but described as a town or village, so it was the village of Plaiz, or assembly place within the Manor, "Plaiz-stow". In his book What's in a Name?, first published in 1977, author Cyril M. Harris states that c. 1200 Plaistow was recorded as "Plagestoue", derived from the Old English "Pleg", meaning sports or playing, "Stowe". It was a place where miracle plays were performed so it was a "playing place". While the book concentrates on the names of London railway stations, Harris seems to have confused Plaistow in Essex with the Plaistow near Crich in Derbyshire, recorded as "Plagestoue" in the Darley Charters of 1200; the derivation from "Pleg" and "Stowe" appears to apply to all places called Plaistow, however. Plaistow in Essex is reported as appearing as "Playstowe" in the county's Patent Rolls of 1414; this is quoted by James Kemble, another who cites the derivation from "plegstow" – a place for playing.
Hugh de Balun was a property-owner in the area in the 12th century - he belonged to the same family as Hamelin de Balun. Known as Balostret in the 1371 Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous, Balaam Street is one of the oldest roads in Plaistow and is named after de Balun, though some argue its namesake is in fact a Walter Balame. In 1353 Sir Richard de Playz gave the manor of Plaistow to the abbot of Stratford-Langthorne; when this abbey was dissolved the manor was appropriated by the Crown, granted to Sir Roger Cholmeley in 1553. Daniel Defoe's 1724 work, "Tour of the Eastern Counties", mentions Plaistow as a town in which there had been much new building as well as repairs to existing houses since the Glorious Revolution. Plaistow is connected with the legend of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin. Several stories state that among Turpin’s first crimes was the theft of two oxen from his employer, a Mr Giles of Plaistow, in 1730. Turpin is alleged to have run a smuggling gang which operated between Plaistow and Southend.
In Aaron Hill's time there Plaistow was a rural village described as a day's coach journey from Westminster, despite it being a distance of only some 8 miles. The Black Lion public house in the High Street is one of the oldest landmarks in Plaistow and is reputed to date back to at least 1742. Newly-appointed as pastor to a Congregationalist church in Plaistow, John Curwen opened the Plaistow Public School in 1844; that year saw Plaistow become a chapelry as well as an Anglican parish in its own right, split off from All Saints Church, West Ham – Plaistow's chapel of ease St Mary's became the new parish's church. Curwen started a printing business in Plaistow in 1863. In the 1870s John Marius Wilson described it in his Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales as a village, a chapelry and a ward in the Parish of West Ham in Essex; the population of the chapelry was recorded as 11,214 in 1861. James Thorne, in his 1876 work "Handbook to the Environs of London", mentions Plaistow, Essex, as a village and ecclesiastical district of West Ham parish with a population of 6,699.
Thorne recounts the changes to the old village of Plaistow, with the gentry and others of renown having gone and the occupations of the residents changed from agricultural and pastoral to manufacturing. In 1886 Plaistow became part of the new County Borough of West Ham; the area gained several new Anglican churches in the second half of the 19th century – St Philip's in 1860, St Andrew's in 1868, St Katherine's in 1891, St Martin's in 1894 and St Thomas's in 1898. Only St Martin's and St Andrew's survive – though now used as offices, St Andrew's is mentioned in Thorne's work and like its adjoining vicarage is a grade II listed building. John Curwen's son, John Spencer Curwen, published a paper called “Old Plaistow” in 1891 describing houses of the area, it was not until 1905 that Plaistow was connected to the telephone network, though it became its own UK Parliamentary constituency in 1918, consisting of the Plaistow and Hudsons wards of the County Borough of West Ham, plus part of the Canning Town ward.
That constituency was subsumed into the West Ham constituency in 1950. The Memorial Baptist Church was built in 1921 as a monument to the dead of the First World War, now a grade II listed building, its ten Memorial Bells bear the names of more than 150 men who died in the fighting – these were cleaned and restored using
Jeffrey Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow
Vice Admiral Jeffrey Maurice Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow, GCVO, CBE, is a British businessman and Conservative peer. The Plaistow referred to is West Sussex, reflected in the land holdings in the county, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1977 Birthday Honours and was knighted in the 1985 New Year Honours for public services and services to industry, having the honour conferred by The Queen on 12 February. In Margaret Thatcher’s resignation honours list he was created a life peer as Baron Sterling of Plaistow, of Pall Mall in the City of Westminster on 17 January 1991, he was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in August 2002 in a supplement to that year’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his services in connection with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Baron Sterling has a coat of arms with the Latin motto "Usque Per Ignem", he holds an honorary commission in the Royal Naval Reserve of rear admiral and is associated with HMS President.
On 2 April 2015 Sterling was to be promoted to honorary vice admiral in the RNR. Sterling founded Motability, a charity providing cars for people with disabilities, in 1977 and today is chairman of the organisation, he was executive chairman of the shipping line P&O from 1983 to 2005, having joined the board as a non-executive director on 6 February 1980, is now Life President of P&O Cruises. In 2002 he served as chairman of the Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust, in commemoration of The Queen's reign of 50 years as sovereign. In March 2007 Sterling announced that he would be buying the Swan Hellenic brand from Carnival Corporation & plc. In April 2007 he brokered a deal with Roger Allard's All Leisure Holidays, operator of cruise company Voyages of Discovery, to purchase the brand Swan Hellenic. Together they acquired cruise ship Explorer 2, to be renamed Minerva 1. Swan Hellenic began its new summer season in March 2008 with Lord Sterling remaining as chairman. In October 2010 Sterling hit the headlines by suggesting cruise passengers using his company, Swan Hellenic, at Portsmouth should not mix with "ordinary" ferry passengers who were "semi-lager-louts" or "lorry drivers smelling of BO".
He tried to backtrack on this statement, saying he meant'backpackers' or'people rushing around'. He led the initiative to build the Queen's Row Barge Gloriana in 2012