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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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About the Forums / Re: Use It Or Lose It
« on: 18 April, 2018, 06:41:49 PM »
Ken mate , your doing nothing wrong, its been like this since it started up again about 6 m0nths ? some members have switched to face book sites  ,don't have the answer mate , theres enough history and subjects going back to when I first joined over 10 years ago to keep everyone interested ,but you know what they say about leading a horse to water///////

All the best Ed

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Historical Newham / Re: Street names
« on: 15 April, 2018, 01:05:43 PM »
Ken, sorry can't help you, but I also have a strange question , my Mum was born in Martindale rd just along from Coolfin and it seems that most of my Uncles and Aunts Were , well after WWII nothing remained and with the Keirhardy estate rebuilt the Martindale rd was renamed Clemence ave , well a few years ago the name was changed to guess Martindale Ave   .

 All the best Ed

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Sporting Newham / Bobby Moore
« on: 12 April, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »

When the Website finally allows us to post photos ,I was fortunate enough 2016 to attend Bob's Blue Plaque unveiling at his old boyhood home in Barking and through cheeky cockney banter found our way inside the V.I.P.  cordon alongside some old Hammers , funny they did'nt recognise me , although we must have looked important or famous as Baroness Brady invited us to view the new stadium and take canapes  afterwards .Anyway nice photos and am happy to share with the board ,although Gregg Dyke ruined one when he photo bombed one of ours  a good day was had .

All the best Ed

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Sporting Newham / sport Melbourne Commonwealth Games In
« on: 12 April, 2018, 11:32:54 AM »
In 1956 as a 12 yr old schoolboy I met and got their autograph of Canning Towns Terry spinks ans Scotlands Dick Mctaggart when they were at the Schoolboys Exibition after their Gold Medal wins in Melbourne . Just found out that Terry was a wild card last minute choice and missed the other teams departure so had to travel the 5week journey by Ship , having done that trip a few times myself , it is a long way . Years later he was a wellknown face around Canning town .
Also at those Melbourne Olympic games  Rolf Harris swam for Australia , not many people know that .

 All the best Ed

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Historical Newham / Re: Barking to Beckton Light Railway
« on: 31 March, 2018, 09:29:35 PM »
Mick you don't mention the location ,looking at the width of the  river I would think it would be near the Townend of the Roding at Barking somewhere near the By pass crossing on the A13 . Further down stream towards Creekmouth the river widens . Interesting Item .

All the best Ed

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New Members / Re: Introduction
« on: 22 March, 2018, 05:31:07 PM »
Hi Ken ,why have you registered again ?  we emailed each other a couple of years ago because you mentione Tate Lyles Apprentices and do you remember me asking if you remered a guy called Reg who was also a Carpenter and in the RAF . Well I went onto say I worked with Reg us both being Carpenters ,on a couple of Building projects in the East End , I remembered he lived near the Bolyen and found out he was no longer with us .
Did you also work for Cork Insulation, I had a spell with them mid 60,s working in the Docks on the Ships I believe you were in the workshop near the Boleyn , we were taken on by Joe bituno?at his call by the Steps Pub, Happy Days.

All the best Ed

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Famous Faces and Local Characters / Re: MONTY
« on: 22 March, 2018, 04:47:51 PM »
Indolman, just picked your post up, loved to have been there when he sorted out scouse , did he do a dance for you all, loved to have seen the judges face when he said Bobby would speak for him ,and remembering Bob when we were kids I,m sure he would have done . There was a good photo of Monty a relative posted a few years ago of him with is beret on in Raffy market ,but cannot access it now on the forum , shame .

All the  best Ed

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