Search the historical London street directory, and London pub history site including early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London. This search engine is not brilliant, try address searches in the main google search to get better results. Searches on people names do appear to work, I think. Let me know!
Obviously, not everyone is happy about the Olympics games coming to London. There will always to be the losers.
These were all displayed along Pudding Mill Lane, between the local station and Stratford High Street.
I guess the slogans speak for themselves - '2012 Killing Local Business'
2012 Don't Blow Our Jobs - P A Finlay & Co Ltd, Pudding Mill Lane
I accept that there are businesses that are well established that will be upset by these changes, and will have to move because of the new Games area. The whole area is referred to as a brown field site, and I thought this referred to the Abbey Lane Pumping station which removes the 'poo' from London; but obviously not. You cannot beat a bit of toilet humour!
Having been personally affected by compulsory purchase previously - in the 1970's; I have say that life moves on, as do jobs.