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Hi everyone!
« on: 21 February, 2015, 04:07:21 PM »
I was born in Plaistow maternity hospital and lived at 10 Fairbank Road, Shoreditch, then 3 Beckton Road, Canning Town until we moved to Bedfordshire when I was around seven.

My Grandad ran Eastern Belle coaches at No 3 Beckton Road and I've been trying to find photos/info relating to that but can't seem to find anything.  Does anyone have memories of the place please?

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« Reply #1 on: 21 February, 2015, 11:44:20 PM »
There are number of pictures of preserved vehicles used by Eastern Belle Coaches, links below.

I also found a address for the company at 97 Barking Road, Canning Town.


http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=384
http://www.busweb.co.uk/aecbus/pictures/nxl847.jpg
http://www.focustransport.org.uk/xsb2.aspx

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« Reply #2 on: 22 February, 2015, 10:38:01 AM »
In the 1950s there was a Clarke coaches at 3beckton rd
I think it was there until the houses were demolished,
We usedtogo there to book our day trips out.

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« Reply #3 on: 22 February, 2015, 01:45:03 PM »
Littlewren,
According to the 1968 Kelly Directory Eastern Belle Motor coaches Ltd were located at 167a to 173 Bow Road E3. They had booking offices at 43 Roman Road and
3 Beckton Road E16. 97 Barking Road was home to Popular Garage and  Coaches, and they ran a booking office for most of the coach industry.
Hope this helps.

Andy

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« Reply #4 on: 22 February, 2015, 10:05:52 PM »
I remember reading recently, on the East Ham Facebook group I think, that a coach company in Beckton Road, had Geese guarding the yard. Not sure which one it was though :)

Mark


Edit - It was on here I read it and it was Clarks coaches. Might be worth looking at the thread anyway :) http://newhamstory.com/forums/index.php/topic,1494.msg6791.html#msg6791
« Last Edit: 23 February, 2015, 09:54:14 AM by MBrennan »

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #5 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:01:44 PM »
There are number of pictures of preserved vehicles used by Eastern Belle Coaches, links below.

I also found a address for the company at 97 Barking Road, Canning Town.


http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=384
http://www.busweb.co.uk/aecbus/pictures/nxl847.jpg
http://www.focustransport.org.uk/xsb2.aspx

Thank you so much for the photos. I will scroll through and see if I remember any of the coaches.  I was only a toddler when we lived at Beckton Road but my Dad might remember them.  :)
« Last Edit: 23 February, 2015, 12:03:50 PM by littlewren »

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #6 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:03:04 PM »
In the 1950s there was a Clarke coaches at 3beckton rd
I think it was there until the houses were demolished,
We usedtogo there to book our day trips out.

Ah yes, I remember now that my Grandad used to call him 'Clarkey.'  Thank you for that.  :)
« Last Edit: 23 February, 2015, 12:05:53 PM by littlewren »

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #7 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:08:49 PM »
Littlewren,
According to the 1968 Kelly Directory Eastern Belle Motor coaches Ltd were located at 167a to 173 Bow Road E3. They had booking offices at 43 Roman Road and
3 Beckton Road E16. 97 Barking Road was home to Popular Garage and  Coaches, and they ran a booking office for most of the coach industry.
Hope this helps.

Andy

Thank you Andy, yes they were booking offices where we lived, at Beckton Road.  I used to be allowed to sit in the front office while bookings were being taken.  My Nan & Grandad lived above the office in a flat, I used to visit until they moved away when I was older.

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« Reply #8 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:13:17 PM »
I remember reading recently, on the East Ham Facebook group I think, that a coach company in Beckton Road, had Geese guarding the yard. Not sure which one it was though :)

Mark


Edit - It was on here I read it and it was Clarks coaches. Might be worth looking at the thread anyway :) http://newhamstory.com/forums/index.php/topic,1494.msg6791.html#msg6791

Thank you for that link Mark, very interesting!  I don't know anything about geese guarding the yard lol. I used to play out in that yard and had a great little car that I used to pedal around in, there weren't any geese there then though (around 1958).

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« Reply #9 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:51:45 PM »
I am guessing where 3 Beckton Road was but this is a blow up of the Trinity Church junction taken in 1946. The Barking Road is at the top of the picture and Beckton Road runs diagonally from left to right.

The second picture is also of the Beckton Road taken a little further along and there does appear to be a coach in the picture.



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« Reply #10 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:56:17 PM »
I am guessing where 3 Becton Road was but this is a blow up of the Trinity Church junction taken in 1946. The Barking Road is at the top of the picture and Beckton Road runs diagonally from left to right.



Thank you for the pic Mick (haha, I'm a poet & didn't know it!) I can't quite make out where 3 Beckton Road would be at the moment, will study in greater detail later, my tummy is telling me it's lunch time lol

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« Reply #11 on: 23 February, 2015, 12:58:49 PM »
Little Wren. Have another look at my post of the Beckton Road. I have modified it and added another picture. Talk about be a poet but one of my non-de-plums on a photography web site is MicPic.
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« Reply #12 on: 23 February, 2015, 01:10:18 PM »
Little Wren. Have another look at my post of the Beckton Road. I have modified it and added another picture. Talk about be a poet but one of my non-de-plums on a photography web site is MicPic.

Ah I didn't scroll across, have found it (roughly) now, thank you.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: 23 February, 2015, 10:29:39 PM »
I remember a booking office on the right hand side of the Beckton Rd as you approached Barking Rd. It was about 50 yards from the Barking Rd.  It was Timpson coaches that were booked there, mostly to Southend.

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« Reply #14 on: 24 February, 2015, 11:52:08 AM »
I remember a booking office on the right hand side of the Beckton Rd as you approached Barking Rd. It was about 50 yards from the Barking Rd.  It was Timpson coaches that were booked there, mostly to Southend.

I wonder if it had been Clark's coaches and was taken over by Timpson, because that is about where my Grandad's offices were.