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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: The iron lung
« Last post by ed styles on 18 June, 2018, 11:21:46 PM »
Lets hope if they do get around to resiting it they give it a bl---y good fumigate , the smell from it was awful . During the build up to the Olympics this was whisked away to asecret location , my theory was the Council was getting rid of any unsitely reminders of the struggles with the Dockers history , bearing in mind they and possibly a few Seamen would have been the only ones to use it , in my time I did have a few occasions to use it but it was dire emergency , although it must be said the Toilets inside the Docks wereno better , still thet 's another topic .
All the best Ed
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East ham Station and Little Ilford Signal Box.
« Last post by MickG on 17 June, 2018, 02:40:19 PM »
Doug, That really is a great photograph of the Little Ilford signal box and surrounding layout.

I have added something of a unique picture of East Ham Railway Station looking east. No date unfortunately but it does tie in nicely with the 1899 map of the area around the station further below. At that time much of East Ham east of High Street North had not been built and the line was the known as The London Tilbury & Southend Railway. It is easy to see why Shakespeare Crescent was built as a crescent as it followed the line of the railway. The location of the future Sibley Grove can be seen, which actually appears to have been a grove. The current East Avenue was originally named Jews Farm Lane

East Ham Railway Station


Map of East Ham Railway Station 1899
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East ham Station and Little Ilford Signal Box.
« Last post by KenM on 17 June, 2018, 11:15:15 AM »
Hi DougT, that is a great photo of a railway signal box.
I can recall seeing pictures of the interior, with all the gleaming brass levers.
kenm.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / East ham Station and Little Ilford Signal Box.
« Last post by DougT on 16 June, 2018, 01:15:36 PM »


Often, as a child, I was dragged from East Ham to Elm Park to visit some great aunts and uncles. In those days It was possible to get a train from the bay platform at East Ham Station to St. Pancras and I think the service finished in the early 1960s. The bay platform later became a garden tended to by the staff of East ham Station. As the District Line train travelled towards Barking the lines to St. Pancras bore to the left behind Shakespeare Crescent and where Hathaway Crescent now stands was the East Ham Underground Depot which was in us until the depot was built at Upminster. This photo of the Little Ilford Signal Box shows the lines to St. Pancras going to the left with the underground depot in the distance.
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About the Forums / Re: is it terminal
« Last post by KenM on 16 June, 2018, 11:48:27 AM »
Hi Mick, thanks for photo posting info, to be able to insert a picture into a message adds interest & may even breath life into our forum.
Shame that admin havn't restored the attachments facility
kenm.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: The iron lung
« Last post by linda co on 16 June, 2018, 11:44:17 AM »
Ken,That would be lovely if they could put it there, back where it belongs.
Linda
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: The iron lung
« Last post by KenM on 16 June, 2018, 11:24:42 AM »
Hi Linda, thanks for your reply, it is nice to hear that it is in a secure place & not dumped.
The final resting place could be outside the Connaught Tavern, the original location.
kenm.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: The iron lung
« Last post by linda co on 16 June, 2018, 07:29:45 AM »
I found an article from the Newham Recorder dated 2/8/2015 which says that it was transferred by the GLC to an unknown storage place.
Detective work by a gentleman working for the GLC found that it had been restored and was in storage on GLC land in the Royal Docks.
It apparently is secure within a container until a future home can be found. It is hoped by Newham Council that it can be returned to a suitable spot on the landscape in the dock area.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: The iron lung
« Last post by KenM on 15 June, 2018, 05:20:06 PM »
Hi Mick, if it was removed, dismantled & not correctly marked, I suppose it would look like a pile of scrap metal.
I did hear that a lot of money was paid to refurbish it, shame if another piece of history has been lost
kenm.
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About the Forums / Re: is it terminal
« Last post by MickG on 15 June, 2018, 05:18:19 PM »
I mentioned earlier I would outline the process for uploading images from the internet into text messages. Fortunately a number of us have now found out how to do this, so this is for those who may not be aware. Please note you can only copy images from the internet, not from your personal computer using this method. Also because the computer system will convert some of the letters I use in this message into computer code, I have used an asterisk * in places to prevent this happening. Wherever you see an asterisk, just ignore it and imagine it does not exist.

When typing in a message on this board, three lines of icons appear above the text input box. If you hover a mouse on the far  left icon of the second line, the words "Insert Image" appear. Clicking on this icon cause the letters [*img]     [*/img] to appear. It is between the first right square bracket ']' and the second left square bracket '[' the internet location of the image needs to be inserted. To find the internet location of a image, right click on the image and select the word 'properties' that will appear in a pop-up box. Dependent on the internet browser you are using, words like 'Address URL' or 'Copy image location, will appear. If the words  'Copy image location' appear, click on these words and the internet location of the image will be copied into your computer memory. If the words 'Address URL' appear (Internet Explorer), quickly triple click on the text alongside these words which will turn all this text blue. Please note there may be a lot more text that you cannot see but the triple click ensures your computer focuses on all of the text. While the text is still blue, right click on the blue text and use the 'Copy' option in the pop-up box that appear. This again will copy the internet address into your computers memory.

Now return to the message you are entering on this board and click between the two square brackets ][ mentioned earlier. The by right clicking, select the 'Paste' option that appear and the internet address of your picture will be inserted within the ][ brackets. Holding down the keys CTRL-V will do the same thing.

By clicking on the 'Preview' button  below the text input box, you can check your message which will also show your picture. Using the 'Preview' option does not publish your message to this board, it just allows you to see is everything is correct before posting your message. Once you are happy your message and image are correct, Click on the 'Post' button for everyone to see your message and picture.

I have tried both JPG and GIF images and both work.

For those who are interested, the method above which is far easier that it sounds, these pictures you add to messages are never physically copied from their original location to the Newham board computer. All that happens is a invisible window opens in your message and the computer looks at your picture which still remains in its original location and displays it in your message.
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