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Famous Faces and Local Characters / Roy Bailey dead
« on: 02 December, 2018, 09:13:01 PM »
Born 1935 In Bow.  His house was hit by a V2 during the war.
Very talented folk musician
Supporter of socialist ideology and the expansion of higher education through the polytechnique system.

I got to hear him for the first time on Belgium radio in a song called "HERALD OF fREE ENTERPRISE. ON  an anniversary of the sinking.

Wartime stories / What was "war damage payment"?
« on: 26 October, 2018, 01:17:34 PM »
Hi All
Glad to be back on the forum.
Reference to renovating this church:,%20Canning%20Town

Was this money from Germany?  Or?

Hi All
Just looked to see if Clements Road features on Britain From Above website and I'm totally baffled.

Please if you have signed up to this site and are familiar with East Ham, please might you place some pins/markers?:

or a picture that might show Clements Road in the smoky distance!

Hi all
The national identity card registration scheme has found my grandparents living here.  I have had a look at it on Google Maps and it seems the house survived the 36 V1 bombs and aerial attack, unlike the family's earlier addresses in West Ham.

Please has anyone links to pictures on the internet or pictures in their personal collection?


Hi all
Just tried to check my grandparents, born in the district around 1902 so should be there but are not. My dad also should be there.  Died in 2000.

Anyone else tried looking for their ancestors in West Ham and not having luck with this site?

Scroll down two thirds for start:

Tracing your family history / Lathom school 1937
« on: 21 May, 2015, 08:15:54 PM »
My father was presented with a coronation book of  the King and Queen.  I've just found it!

Is there anything that a family historian should see/read about now I've made this discovery?

I suppose school reunions of my father's era are long past.


Hi all
My local library has given me free access to 19th Century British Newspapers.  The Stratford & Newham Express does not  seem to be included.

Is there free online access to 'Stratford & Newham Express' 1874 till World War Two?

Any f/h research tips on newspaper sites very welcome.


Wartime stories / Poplar bomb damage on Britainfromabove website
« on: 06 March, 2014, 12:24:12 AM »
Hi all
Astonishing pic:

If someone can be kind enough to mark St Leonards Road, Zetland St, I shall be grateful.

Tip:  You need to click the refresh icon before it will allow you to add a flag!

Historical Newham / Aerial Photography of the East End
« on: 25 June, 2012, 02:47:52 PM »
I'm very much looking forward to seeing Canning Town from above:

Unfortunately the World and his dog is viewing it at present, so your chances of seeing anything right now is slim. :'(

Tracing your family history / Roman Rd and Walton Rd, East Ham
« on: 25 June, 2010, 02:30:48 PM »
Hi All

In 1949 William Allums were living at 153 Roman Rd and 254 Walton Rd East Ham.

Please has anybody photos of these addresses and do they still exist?

On the certificate, at the end of the Walton Road address, it has UD    Anyone know what that might mean?

Thanks in anticipation


Tracing your family history / Alexandra St and Fisher St Canning Town
« on: 18 June, 2010, 11:10:28 PM »

On the 1901 Census I have ancestors living at 3 Alexandra St.

To help me pinpoint it on my 1894 map, is it at the Barking Road end or Forty Acre Ln end?  Is it on the London side or the Essex side?

On the 1911 Census I have ancestors living at 55 Fisher St.

Again is this on the London end or the Essex end? Is it  on the Barking Road side or the south east side?

Were I to visit these streets is there anything to see of the houses or have they all been rebuilt?

I'm finding my family, even after marriage, all lived within a small area.
Thanks in anticipation.

Tracing your family history / Local Newspapers helpful in FH research?
« on: 08 January, 2010, 02:29:50 PM »
I have just read West Ham 1886 - 1986 A volume to commemorate the centenary of the incorporation of West Ham as a Municipal Borough in 1886 where it mentions the newspapers that served the area: The Stratford Times 1858 to be replaced by The Stratford Express in 1866.  There was also the The East and West Ham Gazette 1888, becoming the The South Essex Mail by its close in 1941 being of a Liberal persuasion and The West Ham Guardian, circa 1888 to 1902 being of a Conservative persuasion.  So it reads on page 43.

Has anyone found these to be of interest in, certainly, reading about the social conditions of ones ancestors?

I have typed these titles into without success - perhaps they have not been digitised yet.

West Ham 1886 - 1986 A volume to commemorate the centenary of the incorporation of West Ham as a Municipal Borough in 1886

Yes, honestly that is the full title!  And it goes on:

Published by the Council of the London Borough of Newham 1986


The main text is from The Victoria History of the County of Essex, Volume VI edited by W.R. Powell.  The commentaries on illustrations and maps are by Frank Sainsbury.

There is no ISBN number to this history that is not of great worth to family historians (no photo of Holy Trinity, Barking Road, only a line drawing), but is interesting to read how the borough formed.

Thank you Essex libraries department for sending it to my library for my reading over Christmas.

Tracing your family history / 279 Barking Road - any pictures?
« on: 23 October, 2009, 04:34:15 PM »
I am looking at the 1891 Census where one of my ancestors worked/lived as a servant to a Customs Officer.

Any pictures or how I might pinpoint it on my Old Ordnance Survey map of 1894 most welcome.

Thanks in anticipation

Tracing your family history / Mortlake Rd Custom House?
« on: 13 August, 2009, 07:55:26 PM »
1911 Census.  Where's it near?   Walking distance from the Gas Works?

Thanks in anticipation

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