Green Street, London

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Green Street is a road in the London Borough of Newham, England. The name appears in records from the 15th century and it was the boundary of the ancient parishes of East Ham and West Ham, from the Romford Road to the marshes near The River Thames.[1]

Green Street is also the location of two wards in the London Borough of Newham(East and West). The total population of both wards at the 2011 census was 30,998.[2]

The Boleyn public house on the corner of Green St and Barking Road

The southern portion was the location of the Boleyn Ground, home to West Ham United.[3] Due to the location of the football ground, Green Street was often the scene for football hooliganism and fan related violence including the 2009 Upton Park riot involving fans of West Ham and Millwall.[4][5]

Champions Statue on Barking Road.

At the nearby junction with Barking Road, there is a Champions statue commemorating West Ham's players who helped win the 1966 World Cup: Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.[6] The upper portion approaching Forest Gate was at one time called Gypsy Lane as it was once an area frequented by gypsies.[1]

Near Upton Park tube station, the road becomes a regional centre for retail in food, jewellery and fabrics, and the location of Queens Market.[7] The road has an array of shops specialising in primarily South Asian goods, catering to those with strong cultural and familial ties to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The street also has a smaller yet prominent Afro-Caribbean community culture, reflected in its several food stores specialising in Caribbean and African foods.

Nowadays there is a very large Bangladeshi Muslim population living in the area.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Green Street and Plashet". www.newhamstory.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Newham Ward populations 2011". 
  3. ^ "Stadium information". www.whufc.com. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hammers and Lions ban plan". www.thesun.co.uk. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hockey Stick Weilders Get Owned By West Ham Supporters". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Champions Sculpture". www.newham.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Queen's Market". www.londontown.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Muslims in Britain

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Coordinates: 51°32′07″N 0°02′04″E / 51.53528°N 0.03444°E / 51.53528; 0.03444