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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 23 September, 2015, 12:14:58 PM »
Thank you Mick for enlarging the photo. (I will have to have some lessons!!). As you and Doug say it's a lovely photo and I thought about the early 1900's looking at the clothes. Thank you Doug for confirming the location.

It is interesting to see these old postcards and I can imagine my great grandmother walking along there doing her shopping.

Thank you also for adding the link Mick to e bay.

Linda

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 23 September, 2015, 10:27:16 AM »
Thanks Mick will have another go. It's a bit small I obviously didn't get it quite right.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 23 September, 2015, 08:54:11 AM »
Thank you Tony and Mick for posting those wonderful photographs.

I have found another one on e bay of High Street North East Ham but unfortunately the photo is too large for me to print. It looks like it might be nearer the Town Hall near to Thorpe Road and costs £14 for the postcard. I will try later to see if I can re-size it.

Linda

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 22 September, 2015, 02:42:47 PM »
I think this may be the photo you are thinking of Doug

Linda

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New Members / Re: New member
« on: 22 September, 2015, 02:21:16 PM »
Hello John and Welcome to the Forum

I hope you enjoy the site. There are several members on here who used to live in Manor Park so if you have any particular questions I'm sure someone will be able to answer them.

Best Wishes
Linda

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 22 September, 2015, 02:16:41 PM »
I have spoken to mum and she remembers that there was a Tesco shop on the left hand side going up the High St. She cannot remember the exact location though.

I can only remember WH Smiths being there. Mum is visiting a friend today who used to live in East Ham and she is going to ask her.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Born & Bred
« on: 20 September, 2015, 08:29:31 AM »
Hi Ray
Welcome to the Forum. I was also born and bred in East Ham. I went to Vicarage Lane Infants and Juniors and then onto Burges Manor. After leaving school I worked for Newham Council.
Hope you enjoy the site.

Best wishes
Linda

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Tracing your family history / Re: find my past
« on: 19 September, 2015, 09:32:40 PM »
Hi Irene
I had a few problems getting into Find My Past. They said due to the huge demand they were experiencing difficulties. I finally managed to get in after registering and was able to search for births, marriages and deaths and also census records. They didn't however give access to Electoral Registers unlike Ancestry who offered this search when they last had a free weekend.

Linda

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Tracing your family history / Re: Change of name
« on: 18 September, 2015, 09:37:03 AM »
Hi Alan
When I was living in East Ham I remember there was a Miss Daisy Keeble living nearby. It was either Alexandra Road or St Albans Avenue.

I wonder if she could have been related to you.

Linda

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Famous Faces and Local Characters / Re: David Essex
« on: 15 September, 2015, 09:52:32 AM »
Hi Ron
This is a photo of Maycocks that was posted on an earlier thread.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 13 September, 2015, 12:02:18 PM »
Hello Georgian

I was pleased to hear that you had enjoyed reading all the posts about East Ham High Street. There has been an amazing response from the members and as you say so enjoyable to read all their memories.

As Doug said East Ham Shopping Hall is still there. I used to love wandering in there and looking at all the stalls and having a cuppa with nan in the café just inside the entrance. I also can't remember a market place on the hill near the station and think like Doug that you are probably thinking of Queens Road Market.

Regards
Linda

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 10 September, 2015, 10:04:47 AM »
Thank you Mick. As you say not many people would have had telephones in those days. I suppose the only other record would be the electoral registers but I wonder as Tony's grandfather didn't live on the shop's premises whether he would be listed there.

I think the electoral registers for Essex would be at the Chelmsford Essex Record Office which is now available online. Or they may be available at Newham Archives in Stratford Library.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 10 September, 2015, 08:26:49 AM »
Hi Tony
Well it certainly sounds as if it could be your granddad's shop. Mick checked with the 1925 telephone directory as to the address of Boots so I wonder if he would be able to look under the name of Fox for you.

Fingers crossed it is and if you need a clearer photo I can send you an email.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 08 September, 2015, 04:59:09 PM »
Thank you Doug for your reply. I think you and Mick are probably right.

 A nice photo of a well stocked greengrocers.


 The last time I was in East Ham I also noticed that Boots had moved further down the High Street.

Regards
Linda

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 08 September, 2015, 11:07:19 AM »
Thank you Mick for your prompt reply. I have printed a photo below of Spire Terrace which is the name of the block of shops from Lathom Road to Burges Road taken in 1972. This shows Boots on the corner of Lathom Road. As you say the windows are different but could have been rebuilt especially after the war years.

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