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Wartime stories / Normandy Landings
« on: 04 June, 2019, 10:56:22 PM »
Hi All , reading stories in the Mail about the D Day landings takes me back to that time in 1944 and seeing all the troops getting marshaled up along  Varley road with all their equipment with them and being called to attention and then being marched off in the direction of the Docks I suppose to be loaded onto ships to be taken off to the Normandy beaches.  The thing that sticks in my mind at that time  was that they seemed to be very cheer full despite what they were facing.  I realize what a great amount of thanks we owed every one of those very brave men !!! Regards Harry.I. (every time we drive to Shoebury  Ness and see the remains of part of the Mulberry Harbour in the Estuary it brings those memories back)           

Historical Newham / Schools in Newham.
« on: 21 April, 2013, 08:42:51 PM »
I wonder if there is some one on the forum that can help me.
I have just found a link to schools in Newham,and one that I am interested in is
one that was supposed to be in Jupp Road Stratford.
The details I found on this site is that there was school built in 1891 by the Carpenters Company it was a technical school which was also used as an evening institute,it had a swimming bath and a gymnasium.
My problem is that as I mentioned in a previous posting,I was employed by a company that owned this building for a number of years,up until the late sixty,s and I just cannot imagine where this school was situated in Jupp Road.
All I can remember in the turning was the old swimming pool[remains of ]and the telephone exchange /post distribution building.
My quandary is where was this school???
Regards Harry.I.

Historical Newham / Trade Unions in Newham
« on: 20 March, 2011, 06:03:32 PM »
This is not really got much to do with last post ,but after watching the programme on working practices over the last30 odd years ,I wonder if anyone has any stories regarding trade unions,strikes ,etc.
Did you join a union, did you always go out on strike,what is your views on unions now? have opinions changed?
Regards Harry.

Historical Newham / West Ham Farm Colony
« on: 15 January, 2010, 11:03:04 AM »
Hi Kathy,I need some help with a little bit of family history with something that came up in the 1911 cencus, apparantly one of my family stayed at a place called the West Ham Farm Colony at South Ockendon any info on this would be thankfully recieved, regards Harry.

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