Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.
Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run, professional business that is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. We cover a wide area, supplying and fitting many different types of glass products and offer many premium glass related services.
Splashbacks of Distinction are happy to visit your Bethnal Green property to discuss any glass project you may have. We can help with advice, supply and fitting of your new glass splashback or other glass products.
The term Bethnal Green originally referred to a small common in the Manor and Ancient Parish of Stepney; around which a small settlement thrived. By the seventeenth century the Bethnal Green area had become a Hamlet, a territorial sub-division of Stepney, with a degree of independence. Continued house construction and population growth in the 18th century led to the Hamlet area becoming a fully independent daughter parish in 1743. The parish had a church, a benefice, which is a permanent Church appointment, typically that of a rector or vicar, for which property and income are provided in respect of pastoral duties.
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 forty eight elected vestrymen.
Under the Metropolis Management Act 1855, any parish that exceeded 2,000 ratepayers was to be divided into wards; as such the incorporated vestry of St Matthew Bethnal Green was divided into four wards.
The parish of Bethnal Green became a Metropolitan Borough in 1900, which merged with some of the neighbouring areas, to become the new London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in 1965.
Bethnal Green was originally part of the ancient county of Middlesex, but military and most civil county functions were managed more locally, by the Tower Division, which was and still remains known as the Tower Hamlets.
The role of the Tower Division ended when Bethnal Green became part of the new County of London in 1889. The County of London was replaced by Greater London in 1965.
In what would become northern Bethnal Green, known as Cambridge Heath, a tract of common land, which stretched to the east and west, a part of the Manor and Ancient Parish of Stepney. The heath was used as pasture where the local Bethnal Green people grazed their sheep in the 13th century, though records suggest at least one house stood there. Stepney's Manor House was located in Bethnal Green from at least 1207, on a site subsequently occupied by the London Chest Hospital.
The notorious 1960s gangsters the Kray twins, although born in Stean Street, Hoxton, soon moved to 178 Vallance Road in Bethnal Green. The actual house no longer exists, but to see the childhood home from the movie starring Tom Hardy, head to Canrobert Street, on the other side of the Bethnal Green Road, where the filming for the film Legend took place. The criminal twin brothers were responsible for the most celebrated gangland activity that London has ever seen. They ruled Bethnal Green and the rest of the East End of London with the threat of violence or even worse if anyone crossed them. Ronnie was a paranoid schizophrenic and would often suddenly turn violent and return to a state of normality just as quickly. He was incredibly unpredictable, whereas, although vicious, his brother Reginald was considered by most to be a more reasonable character. The Bethnal Green twins had their main rivals in the Richardson gang who controlled the West End of London.
A Tudor ballad, the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green, tells the story of a poor man who gave a surprisingly generous dowry for his daughter's wedding. The tale furnishes the parish of Bethnal Greens coat of arms. According to one version of the legend, found in Thomas Percys Reliques of Ancient English Poetry published in 1765, the beggar was said to be Henry, the son of Simon de Montfort, but Percy himself declared that this version was not genuine. The Blind Beggar public house in Whitechapel is reputed to be the site of his begging and also where Ronnie Kray shot and killed George Cornell, which proved to be the downfall of the Bethnal Green raised gangster.
Boxing has long been associated with Bethnal Green, with the areas two most famous gangsters showing early promise in the sport. Daniel Mendoza, who was champion of England from 1792 to 1795, lived in Paradise Row on the western side of Bethnal Green for thirty years. Since then many boxers have been associated with the area, and the local leisure centre, York Hall, remains notable for presentation of boxing bouts.
Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd