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Offline MickG

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London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« on: 25 February, 2016, 08:33:42 PM »
These are a series of aerial photographs of London including Newham on the Buzzfeed website that members may be interest in.

A sliding line on the pictures switches between the tow time periods.

The link is http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/trams-of-old-london#.jsVBjnlxo (http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/trams-of-old-london#.jsVBjnlxo)

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Re: London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« Reply #1 on: 27 February, 2016, 10:10:25 AM »
Mick ,
You never cease to amaze me where you find these links, saves me the bother ,brilliant photos , are there any other areas in London on there, anyway Top Bloke .
All the best Ed

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Re: London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« Reply #2 on: 27 February, 2016, 01:27:32 PM »
One thing I find striking about the pictures is the difference between 1945 and now in Silvertown and North Woolwich. The earlier picture show the Thames waterfront brimming with industry while the modern picture shows lots of empty land. Mind you, Google Street View does show the construction of tower block apartments in these locations which in my opinion do little to enhance the vista anywhere.

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Re: London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« Reply #3 on: 27 February, 2016, 02:46:35 PM »
Thanks for the link Mick I did notice even though the  old side of the pictures are a little bit blurry you can still see evidence of the bomb sites in most of the photos.
it makes you realise the extent of the bombing of the London area was.
Once again Mick thank you for putting the link on this site.
Regards Harry.I.

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Re: London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« Reply #4 on: 28 February, 2016, 08:10:30 AM »
Thank you for that interesting link Mick.
It is noticeable on the Stratford picture how many homes were demolished to make way for the Olympic Park.
I remember reading that lots of the families were rehoused in newly built homes in Clacton and I should imagine other parts of the country as well.

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Re: London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« Reply #5 on: 06 March, 2016, 11:55:10 AM »
Hello Mick,

yes I agree with all the comments made regarding your knowledge and knack of rooting out tit  bits of very useful information as well as the maps and data about each area,   recently I had been watching a series of narrow boats  journeys, narrated and filmed, with the husband and wife team ,prunella scales , and timothy west , on one of their journeys which went through and all  along the regents park canal, down  to Camden  lock, and through Islington on  to Stratford, and so on,  how ever the view of Stratford from the canal  side including the Olympic stadium, was very interesting to  see and  just how much every thing has changed, beyond recognition, to my mind how very up market the east end, ie Newham and surrounding boroughs have changed , and become,

it was a real, but very nice eye opener, and it was a very nice surprise to see it,

many regards to you mick,

GEORGIAN,


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« Reply #6 on: 06 March, 2016, 02:36:20 PM »
The Regent's Canal from Mile End to The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is an very interesting walk too. The footpaths are well signposted and maintained.

From Mile End station over the Green Bridge through Mile End Park to pick up the Regent's Canal footpath. Follow the footpath under the Roman Road and turn right onto The Hertford Union Canal. The Footpath takes you alongside Vicky Park and then to where the Hertford Union meets the River Lee and The Olympic Park. Turn left towards White Post Lane/Carpenters Road and have a pizza and a well deserved pint (or two) at the Crate Brewery. Then an amble down through the gardens of the Olympic Park to Stratford centre.

The whole journey illustrates how the East End has developed; cleaner, greener - mostly, but still retaining a sense of its industrial past.
« Last Edit: 06 March, 2016, 07:28:47 PM by emdee »

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Re: London, (including Newham) 1945 and now
« Reply #7 on: 06 March, 2016, 08:36:12 PM »
Hello Emdee. your post makes me a bit nostalgic.
I must go back one day.

Many thanks for your post.
Regards Ron.