Valuable resource for outer East London, a suburb that went from being a rural hamlet to the industrial centre of the southeast in about 50 years.
Should be considered
Cover more dates please scantily covered at present
More installments please
Establish this paper online stop adding foreign papers and focus on papers people truly want
Tom Higgins commented
Does anyone out there have a photograph of Ashburton Secondary on Freemasons Road, not the newer extension the original old Victorian building. I was there in the early 70’s and I would love a photo of it. I loved that school.
if anyone was at that school during the early 70’s it would be good to catch up
After any info on Stratford Magistrates Court it was located in Great Eastern Street and took its business from the Leyton and Forest Gate area. Not a particularly secure courthouse the occasional customer didnt wait for his just deserts and legged it out into Great Eastern Street to hide away till recognised as wanted. In 1987 it was independant of West Ham Lane Magistrates Court and both were presided over by Benches of Lay-Magistrates (People taken from the local communities) from titled Ladies to Street Market Stall Operators and London Bus Drivers. They were not easily fooled and would impose custodial sentences immediately if warranted. The two courthouses eventually merged prior to moving to High Street in 1994. Both were petrol bombed circa 1988 fortunately without injury.
Any readers employed at Besway Mfd New Mount St.1972.
Carol Ann commented
I was cycling on that February Sunday morning and came across the Beatles in Angel lane,Stratford E15,with them was the current Dulux Paint sheepdog,I did see in the pub they stayed in,Beatles gravity on the wallpaper in one bar,I think it stayed there till the pub was demolished years later.
Adrian Clark commented
unfortunately I don’t have any info regarding comments. Interesting site. My great aunt’s family ran a baker shop from Upper North Street, Poplar.
The 1931 the census shows that they had 2 servants and the male children helped with deliveries. The family name is Mager. I believe he was interned in 1955. Does anyone know anything of them or the shop
I have been trying to find a video called (THE
SPARROWS CANT SING)with BARBARA WINDSOR ETC IT WAS MADE IN AROUND 1965 AND TAKEN IN ANGEL LANE..
I lived in Chobham Rd Stratford
Tommy dignall commented
Compose more years please for appraisal
East London needs more papers this is as good as any
A few more dates wouldn’t go amiss we are poorly covered
Andy Cooke commented
I was born in the mid 1930's and went to Godwin Road School during the war years. In 1947 I went on to Whitehall Place School, and I am quite sure the head teacher was a Miss McCallister. After about 2 years Mr Rose arrived and I do remember he was far more strict My first teacher was a Mr Parry and do believe it was it was his first position having left university. He may also have been my form teacher in the second year, but also remember a Mr Mitchener. Third and fourth years were Mr Child's and Mr Wilkinson respectively.The boys PT teacher was a Mr Wilcox and the girls was a youngish Miss Ellis. I do also remember Miss Jolley who loved to entertain us plating the violin! Of course I am very interested to hear if there are members of the group who were at Whitehall School during the same years as myself. I do remember many names (both boys and girl) and would,of course, love to hear from them! I do also play for the school's football, and the team Captain was a Gerald Amerahoff may have spelt that wrong. He did live in Station Road just along from Cowell's Newsagents which was on the corner of Suffolk Street I believe.Incidentally Janet Cowell was in my class at Whitehall. When first going to Whitehall, football training and matches between the houses - Romans, Normans, Saxons and Celts, we were taken to Eton Manor in Leyton for training and matches between the school houses. As you can imagine some of the matches between the teams the tackles would not be allowed in the Premier league to-day!
For woodwork lesions we had to go to Odessa Road school, and it was the only time I received the cane (which was severe) from a Mr Manser. I do not remember the other teacher there who was elderly and a gent. School sports day was held in Cumberland Road, Plaistow, at first but than moved to the Spotted Dog football pitch. I do hope you find some of this information interesting!
Growing up as child in Langdon crescent East Ham with many happy childhood memories
Tony Rocca commented
In clearing out the loft I have found a couple of programmes kept by my father, who brought me up to be a Wealdstone supporter up to the time they won the cup at Wembley against Hendon in 1966 when I was 16. It remains the highlight of my soccer-watching life!
One of these programmes is a particularly nice, uncreased and unbiroed one for the 1952 Amateur Cup Final between Leyton and Walthamstow Avenue. Kind regards.
Simon Morris commented
Please add more years
have discovered your web site whilst looking for info on Walthamstow which would bring back memories to my father Arthur Brocklehurst. He was born and lived in Hawarden Road in 1919. His mother's maiden name was Handson. I believe she had a Walthamstow background before she married whereas I believe my father's father was from the Dover area. Unfortunately my father's father died at the age of 32 years leaving a young family of three sons, Norman, Arthur and Peter and two daughters, Doreen and Greta to be raised by my Grandmother. Norman died in the war years in Africa whereas all the other children are alive.
Arthur joined the army in 1939, ahead of call up, and carried out his basic training at Woolwich. We hope to take my father back to Walthamstow in the near future because he has 'fond memories' even though they were not easy years for the family. He does appreciate things will have changed since he was last there, which was during the war years. If anyone who reads this has any recollection of the area between 1919 and say 1942 or remember the families and e-mails I can pass this on to him and hopefully it will add to those 'fond memories
Are any of the girls I went to PitmaNs College Forest Gate (secretaral )1958-1960`i.e. Paulette Capy who lived in Ilford,Doreen Deeks lived in Romford(we went out together after we left college,she also dated my brother for a while).Bertha Mayer and Cynthia from Woodford, also Maggie Stamford who lived in Barkingside`we also used to go out together,the jazz club at Redbridge called the Crystal Ballroom -now sadly gone to make way for themotorway,we also used to go to the Roylance,music shop which be came a dance hall on saturdays which was great fun,Maggie went to Australia and married out there,we kept in touch for quite a while un til about 1973 then her letters stopped coming, does anyone remember these girls. My maiden name was Morling and I lived in Chigwell, we all had agreat time at college,Mr Cable was one of our teachers(our english teacher was a little french lady and we really gave her the runaround.)If anyone knows of the girls whereabouts I would appreciate them letting me know and perhaps I can get in touch with them.We are all at a certain age now,and I often reminise about those times,boring my kids silly.Please get in touch girls. All the best Margaret Wayling (nee Morling)
Does anybody know when York Road, Forest Gate became Derby Road? I know Grangewood Street, East Ham was originally Plashet Lane and houses were all re-numbered - 97 Plashet Lane became 21 Grangewood Street sometime after 1965.
Also any info about Sprawlings of Coggeshall/Pattiswick much appreciated