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About the Forums / Re: D Day memories
« on: 09 June, 2019, 08:45:29 AM »
Hi Ed

You are right that most of the elderly relatives have sadly passed away. We still have my mum who is nearly 94 but she didn't live in Lonsdale Avenue until she married dad in 1949 so would have no memories of the Italian POWs. She has plenty of other stories about the war to tell though!


About the Forums / Re: D Day memories
« on: 08 June, 2019, 07:14:56 AM »
My nan lived in Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham and her garden backed onto the sewer bank. I remember her telling me that the Italian POWs used to be allowed to walk up and down there as part of their exercise. But I'm not sure where they would have been interned.

About the Forums / Re: Moving On
« on: 08 May, 2019, 07:55:00 AM »
About 6months ago I was contacted by a gentleman who used to live in East Ham. He had joined the Forum but was blocked every time he tried to make a post. He had tried unsuccessfully to contact Admin so I rang on his behalf. It appears they are receiving hundreds of spam posts daily and haven't the staff to delete them and somehow this gentleman's posts are among them. I gave them his details and they requested he emailed them, but up to now he hasn't received a reply and still can't post on the Forum. He has since joined the Facebook memories sites and I have been reading some lovely memories of his childhood in East Ham.
It makes me wonder if this has been happening to other new members and would explain why we haven't had any new posts since the Forum reopened. If this continues and its noted that only a handful of members are posting will the Forum be classed as not needed by the Borough.


About the Forums / Re: Moving On
« on: 28 April, 2019, 07:08:33 AM »
Hi Ken
I belong to Memories of East Ham, Memories of Manor Park and East Ham and the Newham History Society all under the Facebook membership. I also have had a good response from former classmates and its been lovely to catch up and remember old times.

I hope you continue to enjoy your Custom House site

Best Wishes

About the Forums / Re: Smoggy days
« on: 24 March, 2019, 04:06:19 PM »
Thank you Ken, yes mum has lots of  wonderful stories of her time spent nursing. She eventually became a District Nurse in East Ham, at first riding round on a bike and later she drove a dark blue Morris Minor like Gladys Emmanuel in Open all Hours. In 1983 she met the Queen when the Queen opened the new St Bartholomews Centre in the Barking Road. The doctors that mum worked with had transferred there from Central Park. She still hears from the families of some of her old patients.

About the Forums / Re: Smoggy days
« on: 23 March, 2019, 05:50:02 PM »
I think I've mentioned it on here before that my mum started her nurses training at The Seamans Hospital in Alnwick Road E16 in 1947. She remembers many cases of men falling in the Dock and being brought in to have their stomachs pumped!

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Nostalgia
« on: 02 February, 2019, 06:07:51 PM »
I agree with Doug that it does seem a shame that people are reading the forum but not contributing. A few weeks ago I had a message via the forum from a gentleman who wrote a very interesting account about his memories growing up in East Ham. I advised him to post under the memories section and also new members as we would all welcome him and would be pleased to read his memories. I heard from him again a few days ago to say that his profile had been successfully updated so I'm hoping he will soon be posting.
As Doug said we both went to Stratford Library for interviews to become Moderators. After a while I rang the office and was told a decision had been made to use Moderators outside the Forum.
I have like Doug have been enjoying the various other sites such as Memories of East Ham, Memories of Manor Park and East Ham and Newham History, all on Facebook and have come across Doug, Mick, Ron, Harry and Mark on them. Ken has advised me in the past on how to post photos on here and I must really try to do it as I'm sure it would make our posts much more interesting to whoever is reading them. Perhaps then we will attract some new members and the old ones might make their way back.


New Members / Re: авто с аукциона
« on: 25 January, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »
Hi Harry
I have reported this thread to the Admin, also several others that are written in Russian from last year. Hopefully they will remove them.

About the Forums / Re: Jospeh Hunt
« on: 20 January, 2019, 08:11:41 AM »
I was sorry to hear the news about Joseph, Doug. I used to enjoy reading his memories. Thank you for letting us know.


Sporting Newham / Re: Denis McNamara
« on: 16 January, 2019, 07:50:05 AM »
Hi Ken, it's a shame that photos still can't be viewed on here as I found a good one of him which I printed on here in 2015.

About the Forums / Re: Irrelevant Rambling
« on: 03 January, 2019, 07:44:09 AM »
Happy New Year Bob. I think possibly those posts were mistakenly put in the wrong section. I know it has happened in the past. I had hoped that some members who stopped posting might see the greeting and respond. Never mind perhaps we shall get some new input in the coming months. If only we could all print photos I'm sure there would be more interest.
Best wishes to you

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 20 December, 2018, 03:54:39 PM »
Thank you Mick, that's a lovely photo. Isn't it nice to see the blinds pulled down to shade the shop windows. Such a lot going on in that photo.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Merry Christmas Everyone
« on: 15 December, 2018, 07:40:46 AM »
Wishing all the members and guests on the Forum a Very Merry Christmas and Happy 2019.
Best wishes

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 07 December, 2018, 10:22:12 PM »
That's right Doug, it was very long and narrow and was between the greengrocers and Williams Galleries. I can't remember what it was before a card shop but I agree it was probably halved with the greengrocers. We had a tiny room at the back where we kept some stock and was also our tea room. I loved working in there, the staff were so friendly.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: East Ham High Street
« on: 07 December, 2018, 06:24:08 PM »
I had a Saturday job in a small card shop called Newham Cards in the 1960's Mick.It was opposite C&A and I think the number was 185 High St North. So it sounds like that could have been Wilson and Whitworth. I wonder if Doug would know.

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