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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 11 October, 2018, 05:04:20 PM »
Doug , seems you can remember more about my pre Wedding arrangements than me ,well let me assure you I have no wish to pop along to the said Jewellers and get a refund from from her Ring it is still nice and sparkly probably due to the fact I make her rinse it three times a day in dish water  haa 

All the best Ed

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 06 October, 2018, 08:36:33 PM »
Hi all ,
 wouid I be right in thinking in the last photo along the Barking Rd 66 years after that photo was taken there was a very well known Tailor Lew Rose  who made my 3 piece Wedding gear it would be nice to add a fairytale end and say it s still hanging in my wardrobe but alas its not . In 59 -60 I had a saturday job in one of the Television shops up the High st on the right hand side but can't remember which one Linda or Doug help me out
All the best Ed

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 14 September, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
Mick , spot on , I used to have a lovely picture of a Beano outing gathered outside of the pub circa 30s but lent it and never got it back will try and get it back . In the 50-60s the pub was almost opposite as I remember ? the footbridge over the railway into the Vic dock where the original Custom House stood  and was a taking on place for casual labour  for Blue Star Ships by Cork Insulation I was taken on for work there in65 ish  one of our posters  Ken M shouid remember , anyway the point was to get over into the Dock you had to use the footbrige and the Steps on it and it was rightly or wrongly assumed the area there was called the Steps like the pub ,   you take your choice
All the best Ed

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 14 September, 2018, 06:32:31 PM »
Mick ,Poppy Linda ,
 as usual Mick has come up with a gem of a picture , but not to be to picky regarding the Steps pub which I remember , your picture Mick is actually showing the old Freemasons Tavern which later became the Barge and the pub below it on the opposite corner of Freemasons road was the Railway Tavern which was more or less opposite Custom House Station.
Now on Micks picture we see a buiding set back from Vic Dock Rd and this was the Steps pub or Spanish Seps ,all three of these Pubs were well known and used on a M

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 12 September, 2018, 04:45:02 PM »
Ken , my time in the Dock was 59 - 72 this was including a spell at sea and later working as a Docker till 72 and I always remember it being called on acount of the United States Line  or yankee boats berthing there mainly in front of the gates outside the Gallions pub  . Later on I think late 60s they built a large berth by the swing bridge into thr Vic again in front of a pub this time the Graving DockPub I thinlk the berth was Shed no 4 as we used th refer to a berth by their No shed , the Glen line boats were No 13 shed KGV  ,hope this helps mate 
All the best Ed

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 08 September, 2018, 04:28:57 PM »
poppy show ,
               On your magical mystery tour you mentioned the retail park , well that was on the site of the old Beckton Gasworks and If I remember right there is still an old Gasometer there by the Tescos  car park. I also remember the Ferndale pub always busy morning and lunchtime with Dock workers and straight ahead on the road outside the pub was the Swing bridge you mentioned which was the way in for Ships from the Albert dock basin we used to call Dollar bay sadly gone as well and now replaced by a high road bridge called the Steve redgrave bridge and just on your right side the campus for East london University . Writing this I can remember It clearly although nearly 60 yrs ago very happy memories of my times working in the Docks

 All the best Ed

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 03 September, 2018, 11:07:43 PM »
Poppy show ,
   the Barking Creek you refer to always was called the Town Quay , the one I was posting about was Barking Riverside near where the Powerstation was sited  . This area was Creekmouth but it would seem when the D.L.R. reachs it it will become Barking Riverside , how times change . Before the big flood barrier gates were fitted on the mouth of the Roding from the Thames we were often nearly flooded and in 53 were ,  the middle of the Rodind is the dividing line between Barking and East Ham all the way up to the Town Quay .

All the best Ed

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« 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

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

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

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

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

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Do I know this place?
« on: 31 July, 2018, 12:06:06 PM »
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

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

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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