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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?

So what's a "Fancy filling hand" then?  See my post 5th down page 2.
What were the names of the sweet factories and is it walking distance from home for my ancestor?

Historical Newham / Re: Newham History Society Facebook Page
« on: 13 April, 2016, 11:19:20 AM »
And for those of us who don't? :'(

From the Census of 1911:
Fancy filling hand, Martha Goldfinch age 15, Ocean St
Mat maker at mat factory, Wlm Ed Allum age 23, Scott St.

I also have ancestors working at a "paint works" and "varnish works"

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: child infections,
« on: 23 March, 2016, 09:15:07 PM »
My dad did not tell me that much about the East End.  His telling me of losing a childhood friend to Tetanus in the late 1920s has to be the saddest.  He always felt his exposure to T.B. and the like, made for a strong resistance to disease.

Bizarrely, if I go and ask for a simple Tetanus protection now, can the NHS give me a simple vaccination without toxic overload of other third world diseases that I am unlikely to encounter?  Nope!  I have to go private.

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Old sayings
« on: 05 March, 2016, 05:52:39 PM »
My dad used to replace the person's name with "me ol' china".  As in "how you doin' me ol' china?"

No idea where it comes from or whether it's unique to the East End.

Tracing your family history / Re: The 1939 Register
« on: 02 March, 2016, 01:45:06 PM »
Andy wrote:

"these records can be found on Find My Past and are now  included in the membership package."


Tracing your family history / Re: Find my Past Records
« on: 22 January, 2016, 08:55:02 PM »
You'll need to, or be registered.

I'm trying to find how you contact other researchers on FMP.  Can anyone help?

Preview of the national identity card registration of 1939 is a little help.

Thanks Nels
If Stephen was born 1959, his mum was Mabel nee Hogben and his dad John Allum, then I'm related.
Good luck with your helping me.
If anyone  can give me any tips for making contact, I'd be very grateful.

Hi Nels
72 Clements Road.
In 1937 my father was given the Coronation book of King George VI.  I thought it might have his school mentioned, but just says "County Borough of East Ham".  He probably went to the local school what ever that is?

Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Mystery Fire Station
« on: 03 December, 2015, 11:20:18 AM »
Please forgive me  for muscling in on this thread.

My gt grandfather lived off the Barking Road.  On his 1891 census his occupation is "Fireman (ED)".  It's a mystery what the "ED" stands for.  Any suggestions?

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!

It's the most useful map I have seen so far for East Ham circa 1939.
I noticed "hall" on Wakefield Street and wondered if that was being discussed.
At the same time, I am interested in Clements Road, on  the other side of the High Street.

1938 map might be useful.  It just shows "hall"

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