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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: Today at 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: A Dead Horse
« 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?
« 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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Wartime stories / Re: East End Bombing
« 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
« 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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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 31 July, 2018, 12:06:06 PM »
Ken,
with regards to your post Artisan Dwellings , I posted a couple of years ago a Canary Wharf ex council house in estatemanagers jargon as a ex Dockers Cottage , oh c'mon  talk about window dressing .

All the best Ed

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: The iron lung
« 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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Historical Newham / Re: East Ham Salvation Army
« on: 21 May, 2018, 10:07:25 PM »
Doug ,
         sad news that, was that your old church ?. Different world nowdays with churchs having to multi task as goodwill centres and shops and cafe's ,even having to share there church with other faiths as you know happened in Barking .
The church that seems to be steaming ahead to me , is the Gospel choir type , must admit was a bit surprised to see one at the Royal wedding , but hey they were great .

All the best Ed

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Historical Newham / Re: Place names
« on: 12 May, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
Mick , nice snaps .
some of my memories going back to1951 -2 with Beckton  Park  was my Mum putting me onto the 106 Bus on a early Sunday morning on the East Ham Barking by pass and asking the Conductor to look out for me andtravelling along over the Beckton alps Sewer bank and onto Prince Regents Lane then stopping out side Beckton Park bus stop was my Uncle Jim . Still can see him now, very tanned due to him working out side in the Docks and also his spell a few years earlier in the Desert ,long overcoat Brogue shoes brown, Paisley scarf and shiny slicked back hair , looked every bit a spiv which he wasn't .
Our destination was Aldgate East , we walked up Commercial St then seemed a long walk then , then turned right into Slater St and Club Row and the Animal Market , seemed to me then you could buy almost any Household animal , Parrots, monkeys ,snakes dogs cats ,then over to the Cafe for a cuppa with all the caged birds mainly canaries hang outside singing away . Ah sweet memories .

All the best Ed

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do you see what I see?
« on: 08 May, 2018, 07:00:24 PM »
Mick and Ken ,
                   on the subject of locations around Thames and dock area , I watched the opening sequence of James Bond for your eyes only last night and the helicopter flight down the river towards Barking look  ed very familiar , he then swerved into the wasteland then i realized it was the old Beckton  Gasworks  and as Mr Bond was weaving in and out of the remaining buildings I was shouting at him to slow down so I could get a butchers and closer look to see If I could locate me old homestead .It all looked very eerie and desolute but as I taped the film I will have a closer in depth look at it . Th other famous film made there was the Vietnam war film Full metal Jacket totally unrecognisable as war totn vietnam with Plastic Palm trees

All the best Ed

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Newham memories and nostalgia / group photo of East Ham chaps .
« on: 30 April, 2018, 07:08:04 PM »
Linda  ,
         not that you will remember these lads or know them but as a former East Hammer you will know how to pass this photo on to the relevent site . If only this site couid post photos of these times I wouid be able to do so . This photo was taken by me outside of our Carpenters Workshop in the ' Albert Dock '  in64 or 65  , all conected with the Ships Carpentry section of Shaw Savills , . Will contact you off board   

All the best Ed

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About the Forums / Re: Use It Or Lose It
« on: 29 April, 2018, 11:44:47 AM »
Ron,
      We have all enjoyed Mick's contribution to the forum over the years , also your own, don't remember much about this posting but I'm sure it was an oversight , having over the years been guilty of thr same thing even by being ignored by the moderators  ( off with their heads ) . On a lighter note my Birthday is 11 May in case anybody is interested .
Happy days 
All the best Ed

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Historical Newham / Re: West Ham School of Building
« on: 27 April, 2018, 06:10:40 PM »
Andy,
I had no say with my Employers Shaw Savill Line as to were I went to College and whether I went for day release or in your case block release ,however I prefered the day release and night school , gave me a chance to have a pint in the Denmark after lessons .
At this point in my story I have a confession to make as I said earlier my change of Collegewas summer term 64 so was there till christmas break and new year 65, I was then summond to the Head Forman at work and was told that a urgent vacancy on board one of the companys ships needed a replacement Carpenter pronto, in fact aboiut 4 days and was told , being the eldest apprentice the job was mine.
I explained to my boss that I finished my " time " in May so what do I do about College , can't remember his reply , but with the prospect of seeing Australia New Zealand Tahiti South Africa west Indies and more ,coming from a lad who up till then had'nt been abroad decided was a no brainer.  I took great delight in sending the College a postcard of Tahiti saying sorry about not attending

All the best Ed

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Historical Newham / Re: West Ham School of Building
« on: 26 April, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
 Ken ,Mick and Linda,
In 1964 during the end of my Apprenticeship I wastransfered from the South East Tech in Barking to East Ham College of Building, which was housed in a then modern looking building opposite the Swimming bathes in High St Nth . This was a day release course from my work in the Docks , and in keeping with the syllabus had to also do 2 nights evening classes at another school Arragon Rd , this was off the
Barking Rd about 3 roads down from the Boleyn , a very victorian 3 story school same as the my first school in Barking .
Most of the Carpenter Joiner apprentices went to these Colleges , but those in the Shipping trade were at a disadvantage in as much that some of the syllabus was civil engineering carpentry which was all greek to us .

All the best Ed

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Silvertown & North Woolwich
« on: 22 April, 2018, 04:42:49 PM »
Mick ,
      Iv'e seen these photos a few times , and have to say I think the dates a mixed up , the bottom photo I would say is Nth Woolwich taken from one of the new Blocks of flats named after Shipping lines one of which was Shaw house after Shaw Savills I remember these being built , so that this leaves us with the Silvertown one much earlier before my time , could be Vic Dock rd or Albert Rd or Nth Woolwich rd , over to you Mick   
 All the best Ed

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