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Newham's War
« on: 03 August, 2008, 10:39:54 AM »
Newham's War was an exhibition produced by Newham's heritage service to commemorate the 60th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day.

The exhibition has now finished but you can download a PDF version of the display panels below.

http://apps.newham.gov.uk/veday/NewhamsWar.pdf (http://apps.newham.gov.uk/veday/NewhamsWar.pdf)

You can also download a copy of the VE Day Special pull-out which came with the Newham Mag. This commemorative supplement reveals the war-time stories of six local heroes

http://apps.newham.gov.uk/veday/VEDayspecial.pdf (http://apps.newham.gov.uk/veday/VEDayspecial.pdf)
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Offline Joseph Hunt

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« Reply #1 on: 03 August, 2008, 02:22:53 PM »
I have kept the VE Day magazine since it was published, and I am sorry to tell you that George Potter died of Emphysema etc on Friday 24 July. I saw him in Newham Hospital two days before and he looked to me that he wouldn't survive. I had his name put in the Obituaries on the KOSB web site,because people like him should not be forgotten. I had to go to Berwick upon Tweed the next day after seeing him for a KOSB parade and when I came back I enquired at the Day Care centre about his funeral but they said that they were unable to contact anyone.  Joe

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« Reply #2 on: 08 September, 2010, 11:32:29 AM »
i watched a programme on sky last night re:the blitz.
it was mostly about the surrey docks and that area,
i lived in plaistow and we were heavily bombed,living
not too far from the albert andvictoria docks,but we did not seem to get much of a mention,nor did any of the surrounding areas.
never mind,i am still here to tell the tale,but it would have been nice to have heard about the east end as well

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« Reply #3 on: 08 September, 2010, 12:08:58 PM »
BBC programme by Roy Hudd was the same, mostly about south London with only a passing comment about West Ham & Poplar.

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« Reply #4 on: 09 September, 2010, 10:35:43 AM »
See this link on the BBC which has information of the Blitz in `Newham`.

It then links back on to this our sitr

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« Reply #5 on: 09 September, 2010, 11:27:43 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8980000/8980572.stm

Would have helped if I had put the link in!