Rangoon Street, EC3N

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In 1824 the East India Company took control of Myanmar (previously Burma), a province of India at the time and whose main city as today, was Rangoon. This was one of the major sources of tea and indigo production which was stored in warehouses in this hinterland around Fenchurch Station. When the Company that controlled India on behalf of the Crown was abolished, the East and West India Docks took over the warehouses.

Rangoon Road in 1868
Rangoon Road got its name from the warehouses that stored goods from Burma, note that in 1868 Fenchurch Street Station was in construction as the Blackwall line

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