Researching for more information about Christopher Huffam (Charles Dickens uncle who lived at Limehouse) I came across this interesting website, which is well worth a visit. I will be talking much more about this at my next Talk at St Katharine Docks.
In Narrow St, Limehouse
Charles Dickens’ godfather Christopher Huffam lived and ran his sailmaking, blockmaking and chandlery business from a substantial house in Newell St, next to St Anne’s Limehouse. Huffam adored his godson, declaring the boy a prodigy, tipping him half a crown on his birthday and encouraging him to dance and perform comic songs upon the kitchen table – and also, it is said, upon the bar at The Grapes'. Much more on http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/04/01/in-the-footsteps-of-charles-dickens-in-shadwell-limehouse/