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Historical Newham / Re: Wives of Henry VIIIth.
« on: 05 March, 2019, 09:22:49 AM »
What about Howards road Plaistow???? Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: High Street, Stratford
« on: 03 March, 2019, 11:41:51 AM »
Thanks Mick for the very informative explanation of the stirling work done by the Fire brigade in instances such as these obviously its not just about spraying water on a fire!!. We should all be thankful for the work done by all involved in the fire fighting service .  Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: High Street, Stratford
« on: 02 March, 2019, 11:38:09 AM »
Hi  Mick Your story  re Ronan Point disaster brought back memories to me ,I believe the explosion took place at 6 o clock in the morning the reason  I remember the time was at that time a chap that lived opposite us in Varley road was painting the front of his house. After the explosion he  could be heard shouting to his  wife that the whole side of the flats had collapsed and within minutes fire engines could be heard rushing to the scene .And within minutes most of the neighbours were up and dressed standing in the road looking at the frightening site of the collapsed side of Ronan Point a sight hard to forget!!!.  Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: 1950s/docks
« on: 24 February, 2019, 12:32:45 PM »
Hi Ken I believe I saw a story re Harry somewhere in the past on the earlier old forum I have tried going over the old posts to see if it was possible to pick up the thread . I seem to recollect the story involved something about a mysterious disappearance or something along those lines ,its possible someone somewhere might remember something about it .
Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: 1950s/docks
« on: 23 February, 2019, 08:41:25 PM »
Just a thought what was the story regarding Henry "harry"Kennard who I believe was in Mr Daveys class in Shipman Road School.??? Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: West Ham Civil Defence Map
« on: 17 February, 2019, 05:26:38 PM »
Hi Ed I remember that particular time Eh?.  Remember seeing that film on tv brought back some memories good and bad , hearing the first air raid warning and being told by a woman who owned flower shop at the corner of Scott Street Canning Town,  quick son run home which I did not knowing what was happening!!! Lots of things came back to mind like wearing the little peaked cap which was referred to  as looking like a pimple on a pigs Ar--e. Also there was a play on TV on the play for today series called Blue  Remembered Hills with adults playing children, actors were Colin Welland ,Michael Elphic,John Bird,Hellen Mirren,And  Colin Jeaves.  Quite good if you can get it back on something like You Tube it is well worth a look .  Regards Harry.I.( one of the War Time Urchins!!)

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: West Ham Civil Defence Map
« on: 16 February, 2019, 02:00:30 PM »
Hi Mick thanks for the posting.  On the original maps that I used to get up on the Newham history site the maps shown were numbered from one to six to cover various areas of West Ham.  There was also a heading which described the type of weapon which was colour coded ie yellow for a V2 blue for a V1.
I believe I thought there was a discrepancy with the map showing the Custom House Area ,I cannot remember a V1 landing in prince regents lane near to where the V2 shown in a previous posting landed.  The other one was at the top of Jersey road Freemasons road end where a V1 came down .I walked past that area every day on my way to School.  Sorry if I am showing doubts about the accuracy of the records from those days but I was there at the same time and I don,t think my memory is that bad??.

Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: 1945
« on: 15 February, 2019, 09:55:22 AM »
At one time on this site you used to be able to get maps showing the civil defence map showing where and what type of bomb fell on West Ham from 1940 to 1945 ,can I still see these maps ???. Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: 1945
« on: 12 February, 2019, 04:05:57 PM »
Hi Ken If you look at the photo the lady walking towards the Blue Star Garage forecourt if you follow the direction that she is walking the first road she would come to would be Churchill road the next would be Randolph Road. In the photo the turning this side of Prince Regents lane would be Argyle road Shipman Road School would be Opposite Churchill an Randolph Roads.  The Road next to the Blue Star Garage would be Tree Road the next one across the large debris would be Ripley and most of the roads carrying on down Prince R.egents lane towards the Beckton Road were named after Yorkshire towns . All these directions were seen from the nearside of the photo by  the telegraph pole with the white band painted at the bottom. The kerb edges were also painted white so that the were visible in the  dark during the black out.  This explanation seems a bit involved but I can see it as if I were standing on that particular corner now .Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: 1945
« on: 11 February, 2019, 05:26:02 PM »
Hi Ken I think if you look at the photo you can see the temporary road that was put in after the V2 landed in Prince Regents lane to the left of the cross roads so that the trolley buses could keep running.On the corner of Tree Road stood a shop named Gillettes  that sold sweets cigarettes cards etc.   After the war I believe the son of the original owner of the shop had a wooden shed erected on the site and carried on selling similar items . After the V2 fell the contents of the shop were dumped in the forecourt of the Blue Star Garage and everyone helped themselves I myself got a large tin of coloured glass marbles.
Hope this is of some help Regards Harry.i

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New Members / Re: авто из сша
« on: 11 February, 2019, 04:22:47 PM »
Hear Hear what a waste of time!!!!!! regards Harry I

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Nostalgia
« on: 11 February, 2019, 04:20:22 PM »
Hi Ed like you I did allsorts of woodwork through the  years stated working for  a ships chandlers making hatch covers etc made turned ?items from gripe  pins scupper plugs pulley blocks Carley floats for Royal Navy companion ways gangways bulwark ladders lifeboat masts and of course flagstaffs the last one made was a 60foot RAF type for Oliver Reed to celebrate the Queens Jubilee which was erected in his big house Broome Hall in Surrey(that was quite an experience I can tell you).I seem to recall I might have worked  for an old pal of yours Mervin(Fred) Lawes for a while doing the old double glazing .But the work that gave me the most satisfaction was making staircases and supplying joinery for pub re-fits bars ,windows, doors etc. Jobs I can remember working on were The Wellington in the Strand ,the Magpie and Stump along the old Bailey in the city .The most local pub was the Anne Boleyn near Southend Airport where you can see the conservatory on the front which  was one of the parts that I did. There were plenty of other smaller pubs too many to remember.  I reckon that both yourself and Ken have many similar stories to relate regarding your working life??.  Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Nostalgia
« on: 09 February, 2019, 02:48:40 PM »
Hi Ken I seem to recollect that he seemed to suffer somewhat with a back problem and this showed up in the way that he walked or when he stood in front of class with his hands on his lower back and stretched somewhat as if to ease a pain in his back just an observation on my own. As you say he was a good teacher but was able to administer the cane in cold blood as I found out in one instant after returning from playtime when filing up the staircase in an orderly manor ,when one David Stone grabbed my hand on the handrail forcing me to forcefully to pull my hand away, this was seen by one of the teachers that was stationed on each landing . On returning to class Mr Davey entered and asked the "two gentle men " fighting on the stairs to come out front where we were given "two of the best". Do you  recall the class choir singing "fairest evening of the year we bring happy greeting using tonic solfah ??.Regards Harry.I.

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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Nostalgia
« on: 08 February, 2019, 02:14:53 PM »
Hi Ken I think you meant liquorice stick which was from the root of a plant the other one was a locust been which we saw growing in Ibiza which was fed to their Donkeys and Goats.The liquoriuce stick I seem to remember was kept in your top pocket of your jacket for a crafty chew in class when "sir" was,nt looking.
 Further to your discussion with Ed in a previous post re carpentry during my last few years at work I took a interest in Classical Guitar and after reading a book  by Irvine  Sloane i decided to have a bash.
I used to come home from work as a joiner and after tea would spend time in my shed working on one of these Guitars some times to 11 ocloick at night. I mentioned this this at one time to my boss Iain Wallace and he said how can you work all day doing joinery work and then work late at night making Guitars and I told him I did joinery work for a living which I liked doing but I liked making Guitars more. I carried on making them up until my Eighteth birthday before calling it a day.I had up to then made thirty Guitars some I have given to family members a few to charity one to my old music teacher the last four i still have at home which i still play not all together as you would guess  but one at a time all in all a very satisfing pastime .Regards Harry .I

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About the Forums / Re: Smoggy days
« on: 03 February, 2019, 08:28:08 PM »
Hi Ken I remember those fogs and remember riding my bike all the way from Jupp Road Stratford to Varley Road and remember actually walking the bike most of the way as you could only see about six foot in front of you .
I had a white silk scarf round my nose and mouth and when i got home ytou should have seen the soot etc that I would have been inhaling on that journey!!!.
I think that might have been around 1952 as that was when lots of people died because of the effects of the smog our nan being among them.
I thought I would reply to your post as I think most viewers got lost in a similar smog??
Regards Harry.I.

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