The census records of 1871 show that Harriet Forrester & Ann Stirrup (Harriet’s grandmother) were lodgers living at 5 Poplar lane. In total 14 persons stayed at this one address. Both Harriet & Ann were registered as being machinists. Poplar lane was probably between Victoria street and Whitechapel, closer to the Victoria street side. The 1888 fire insurance plan show this area as having been cleared. According to the 1908 Ordnance Survey maps the Liverpool main Post Office was built on this site.

Approximate location of Poplar lane 1871
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