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Tower Hamlets borough is in......London and has a population of

East London
300,000

2

The borough is bordered to the east by the river.....

River Lea

3

Before it was populated in 43AD by the Romans, the boroigh was built on

Marshland

4

The area's geology is

Impermeable clays and alluvium
This has allowed the underground to be built deep beneath the Thames with few leaks

5

The London Docklands established London as

A global port, giving it the international power to then develop into the financial center

6

Tower Hamletis .... miles frkm the coast

42 miles away

7

In the 1700s, .........Huguenot refugees came to Tiwer Hamlets and established........thanks to tjeir skills in....

50,000
'Weaver Town'
Skills in fabric making

8

When Jewish refugees moved from Eastern Europe, they built or converted ...... synagogues

40 synagogues, making this one of the kargeat Jewish populatuons in Europe at the time

9

In the 1970s, many.........came fleeing the..........Liberation War

Bangladeshi refugees fleeing the Bangladeshi LE

10

The most recent arrival of immigrants have brought.......to Tower Hamlets

Sub Saharan Africans brininng African Wax Fabrics to Spitalfields

11

In the 2016 EU referendum, Tower Hamlets voted......% in favour of.......

67.5% to remain

12

An article in the Daily Mail commenting on the BBC report titled 'the Last Whites of the East End' on cockney culture showed that some white residents felt............

felt 'overwhelmed' by immigration and are moving to Essex to 'live with their own kind'

13

...............migrants have moved to Tower Hamlets in the last..........years

70,000
15 years

14

in the 1960s and 1980s, the London Docklands gradually closed down because:

bigger ships could not reach the upper river

15

up to 2000, there was .....km2 of brownfield site at the London Docklands

21 km2

16

..............homes were built on the old Docklands brownfield sites as part of the 'Olympic regeneration'

2,800 homes

17

in 20....., east London household income after tax was £...... a week, but int he west this way £......a week

east: £500 per week
west: £800 per week

18

the Olympic Games regeneration cost £....... which was £.... over budget and resulted in

£8.77 billion
£5 billion over
resulted in 'over investment' which drove prices far too high for the resident population and drove this poorer population out, meaning they could not enjoy the benefits of regeneration due to gentrification

19

a one bedroom flat in Tower Hamlets costs an average of £..... per month

£1,259 per month

20

the avergae house price int he borough is £....................

£680,000

21

since 2005, house prices in TH have increased by as much as ..........%

71%

22

....% of children are form families receiving unemployment benefits

53%

23

Canary Wharf generates £....... per year

£6 billion

24

Average salary in TH compared to London is:

Tower Hamlets: £29,937
London: £30,677

England: £27,901