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About the Forums / School
« on: 18 November, 2018, 12:38:32 PM »

Books, Films & TV / Computers
« on: 05 August, 2018, 05:29:03 PM »
Hi All, It would be interesting to know how we were introduced to computers. What type of equipment we have & use.
I have a desktop unit with Windows, an Acer monitor, together with a Benq scanner linked to a Epson Stylus PHOTO R265 inkjet printer.
It all started when I got myself a small digital camera & then discovered that I could download the photos to a computer & print them.
Wow! when it became known that I could do this my number of friends doubled.
 The results are better than the local shops, as with the correct programme they can be enhanced.
I am now told that I can achieve  all this with a Tablet or IPad, at the same time as freeing up a lot of space in the spare room.
But I will stick with what I know for a little while longer.
How I found out about this forum is lost in time.
I hope this topic will kickstart our forum.

Newham memories and nostalgia / A Dead Horse
« on: 04 July, 2018, 11:21:47 AM »
Hi All, I am now going to curl up under a stone, coz this forum is a dead horse.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Keeping cool
« on: 27 June, 2018, 12:26:39 PM »
Hi all, living within 2 miles of Mudeford beach it is so easy for me to have a cooling swim in this hot weather.
How do the other posters manage to keep cool?
Is it the Lido, or a shady spot in the garden?

Newham memories and nostalgia / The iron lung
« on: 15 June, 2018, 02:37:05 PM »
Hi all, I can remember walking past a well used circular metal urinal outside the Connaught Tavern on my way to work.
 I did hear that is was taken away for refurbishment by the Docks Development Board.
Has it been installed in the dock area, not as its original use but as an item of the Royal Docks history?
I will attempt to download a photo for those that dont know what I am talking about.
kenm. (

About the Forums / is it terminal
« on: 11 June, 2018, 11:05:08 AM »
where have all the posters gone.
not a word for weeks, is this the demise of the newham story.
apologies for no capitals, my keyboard is having tantrums

About the Forums / Vernon's barrage balloon
« on: 12 May, 2018, 12:21:17 PM »
Hi All, can any of the posters recall the barrage balloon sited on Vernons playing fields & may have been one of the kids that were made welcome
 by the young ATS girls who spoilt us with chocolate & goodies from the NAFFI.
Of course this was wartime, so many of those kids would now be in their eighties & memories a little hazy.
Those young ladies worked damned hard, whoever said that woman are the weaker sex got it very wrong.

Historical Newham / Place names
« on: 08 May, 2018, 11:54:35 AM »
Hi All, I recently done a search for Becton Park, only to find that is now called Canning Town Recreation Ground.
Have I been getting it wrong all these years or has it been changed recently?
Becton Park is or was home to the Lido & what we called the Rec was on the corner of Becton ByPass & Prince Regent Lane.

Historical Newham / West Ham School of Building
« on: 22 April, 2018, 05:19:23 PM »
Hi, I remember attending West Ham School of Building, not sure of the year but it must have been early 50s.
Not sure why, but I  was then transfered to East Ham Tech in Arragon Rd.
I cant even remember where it was, can anybody fill me in with some info?

Historical Newham / Street names
« on: 14 April, 2018, 01:49:51 PM »
Hi All, I have always wondered how Coolfin Rd got its unusual name.
Have any Custom Hse wizards got any thoughts or answers?

Historical Newham / Photos
« on: 07 April, 2018, 04:36:18 PM »
Hi all, does anybody have any photos of the houses at the top end of Randolph Rd before the prefabs were built, that they would kindly post on this forum? Family used to live there & it would great to see their homes before Hitler moved them on.

Famous Faces and Local Characters / Joe Brown
« on: 07 April, 2018, 01:22:04 PM »
When I was working around Upton Park in the sixties Joe brown could often be seen waiting at the bus stop.
What has happened to Joe, is he still entertaining in the music industry?

Newham memories and nostalgia / Toys
« on: 28 March, 2018, 01:14:54 PM »
A toy which I had many hours fun with was Meccanno, there was no end of things that could be made & then modified & the pieces lasted for yonks.
Leggo seems to have taken its place, these little clickable plastic bricks dont have the same appeal.
Are there any Meccanno builders who can recall the small strips of painted metal & the tiny nuts & bolts that were forever getting lost?

About the Forums / Silence
« on: 18 March, 2018, 10:51:56 AM »
I have just rejoined the Newham Forum after being away for twelve months, & find that it is not as active.
Where is everybody?

Looking for a lost friend or relative / Shipman Rd School
« on: 17 March, 2018, 11:48:01 AM »
Hi, are there any former pupils of Mr Davey out there who may recall the good times?

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