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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« Last post by KenM on 17 August, 2018, 12:35:45 PM »
Hi Ed & MickG, the Barking Riverside development in my opinion, is a mish mash of so called social housing, so that the building targets can be met.
I hope that the building calculations have included the sum of clearing this  heavily contaminated site of toxic waste, asbestos etc, otherwise they will soon be scraping the barrel.
kenm.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by KenM on 17 August, 2018, 11:44:04 AM »
Hi Ed, working with Reg Shaw was a doddle, he was so laid back & used to get on well with all in the workshop.
A mix of young & old could be volatile at times, but Reg would sail through the storm, no trouble.
For a while Reg's dad was the chippies mate, so kept a close eye on him.
Reg had a different view on authority than I, which created some laughs at times.
kenm.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« Last post by ed styles on 16 August, 2018, 03:31:32 PM »
Mick  ,
         that word you were looking for you wont find, it was a fingerboard mis spelling of development I do make them now and then a bit like texting , can't be bothered altering them ,times to short mate .
All the best Ed
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« Last post by MickG on 15 August, 2018, 05:30:54 PM »
Hello Ed. I did look at the proposed development for Barking Riverside. In the main it appears to be more towering glass and steel constructions, which have never been to my taste. However that's just me and possibly a more younger generation will view them differently. Diopement is a word I have never heard of and even a Google search has failed to find one example of it worldwide. That includes variations just in case the was a spelling mistake.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: A Dead Horse
« Last post by ed styles on 15 August, 2018, 04:14:24 PM »
Ken and Alf
 Your mention of Reg Shaw bought back memories of working with him late 60's . We were both Time served Chippies him with T&L and me in the Docks . We met up when working on the " buildings " for Wates in Woodford then Bethnal green and Lovalls in Stepney .In those days the Evening News had about 3-4 columns of buiding jobs so you had yer pick .Despite his big build I found Reg a quiet man he often let me do the slagging off as I am only 5.6" and him a good 6 + ft .I only found out on here last year he was about 9 yrs older then me I'm 74 so missed national service by a couple of years a really top bloke in the short time i knew him , I remember at one time we had to swing some really heavy doors so because of his big height I decided that he could chop the top butts in and little ol me the bottom butts that was a laugh.

 All the best ed
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« Last post by ed styles on 15 August, 2018, 03:37:19 PM »
Mick & Ken ,
  have been away for a while but picked up the Metro newspaper and in the property section aug 14 a big advert for a development where Barking power station used to be called Barking riverside . Thought I'd trawl through the wesite and in response to the earlier posts upgrading normal working class houses as Artisan dwellings or Dockers cottages Barking has excelled itself with a gem calling the new dlopement Barking the new Barcelona on Thames  , check it out  how times change .

 All the best Ed
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Historical Newham / The Variagated Puppy
« Last post by dave twitchett on 13 August, 2018, 06:03:38 PM »
 Would somebody please update me re the current state of the Spotted Dog in Upton Lane. Is it still lying unheated and deteriorating or has the council actually removed digit and done something?  Dave Twitchett
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Wartime stories / Re: East End Bombing
« Last post by ed styles on 09 August, 2018, 05:25:11 PM »
This subject has been posted on here many times over the years that I've been on here and the old site , Ive tried to campaign about releasing the true figures of deaths , but the authorities are sticking with the 70 odd released , but we " the relatives of lost loved ones " know there was amassive cover up over this , a possible reason I have read was so soon after Dunkirk , Churchill thought it bad for morale and a boost for German propaganda ,if the true figure were released .

All the best Ed
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Sporting Newham / Re: Bobby Moore
« Last post by ed styles on 09 August, 2018, 04:59:52 PM »
Essex girl ,
                  Stadium was good but then was still transforming it into the Hammers new home . As one of the ol timers still miss the Boleyn and the atmosphere , always will , but also the dirty smelly Dock area with many happy memories ,can't go back so got to lump it .My old stomping ground now full of strangers so like to think we had the best of times down there ,so same go's for the Boleyn haven't yet seen it all pulled down , but now live about 70 miles north of stadium so and have to make good with Sky t.v for watching the " boys " .

 All the best Ed
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About the Forums / Re: Use It Or Lose It
« Last post by MickG on 08 August, 2018, 02:59:38 PM »
Welcome back EssexGirl.

On the point of previous posters returning to the board. It could well be that as yet many are still unware that the board was reinstated. I think I might have been by chance the first person to have found out the board was operational again. As there was no way I could email previous subscribers as email addresses are not shown, I chose a past subject that many had contributed to, (High Street North), and guessed that the auto email notification system might be working too. I made an announcement there about the board reopening hoping that previous subscriber would get messages which numbers of them did.

It does seem to me that one way of spreading news that this board has risen like the Phoenix from the flame, is to contribute to past topics and hopefully many more will get automated messages about the board.
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