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.
My parents, myself & two brothers were evacuated from East Ham in 1945, I was 3 years old at the time.We lived at either 112, Market St. or 162, Skipsey Avenue.We lived at both houses at some time or the other. My gran lived in Chauntler Road & my other gran lived at the side of Silvertown Docks. Most of my Aunts, Uncles & cousins live in the London area, & we have never met & have no way of getting in touch. I am 70 years old now & have grown up without any close relatives, except my own sisters & brothers. Does anyone have any info. for me about what happened in those early years & are there any of my relatives reading this?. By the way, my Mum's maiden name was Batterbee.
Shelley Venn commented
family/ Russell Terrace, East Ham
I'm looking for any info on the Pullinger family living at Russell Terrace in the 1880's. Any descendants of Henry James Pullinger b.1854, his wife Mary Nolan b.1856. Their children were George b.1877 in Pimlico, Albert b.1879 East Ham, William James b.1881 East Ham, Alfred b.1884 East Ham, and John b.1923 East Ham. Also require the location of Russell Terrace, as cannot find on any map. Known to have lived at nos. 2 and 17 in 1987 and 1990
Im looking for anyone who lived in Market Street, East Ham or Melbourne Road, East Ham around 1967 who might know members of my family. My grandmother Alice Sheldrick was born in Market Street and taken in by an aunt by the name of Bushill/Bushell in Melbourne Road and was one of about 15 other children in the house. My grandmother was an only child and therefore I know of no other relatives. If anyone knows any Bushills/Bushells from this area or any other information I would really appreciate any help you could give me
Dawn Morgan commented
I was born in mar 1952 and lived in St bartholomews road till i was about 12 years old. I am trying to trace my roots. I went to a RC school which i remember i walked to in about 10/15 mins. Does antone know the name of the school. also does anyone remember my parents. Dad was Luigi Pachall Baldassari and my mum was Alice Florence (maiden name )
Joseph was buried in St Mary Magdalene church on 18 Dec, 1979. He was a coachman in London and presumably those gravesites were full. I have no idea why he was buried in Essex. What I would like to know is -any details on the burial registry to confirm if this is 'my' JW who was born c. 1932in Windsor, Berkshire? Is there a gravestone and is a photo possible? Is there a Mary Ann buried there (1971) too? Thank-you for any help you can give.
Maria Newman died in East Ham in 1968, age 77, and is buried in St Mary Magdalene. Some years later William Bushill was buried in the same grave and later still his son in law Thomas Farra. Can anyone give me a lead as to the connection between Mary Maria and these people or any information about her previous life? All I know is that she was the widow of William John Newman (Stevedore) and that son W. J. Newman was present at her death on 9 Mar 1967 at 19 Wellington Road. (Examples of good connections would be if her maiden name were Farra, Shildrick, Fielding
dward John Collis
Seeking information on: Edward John COLLIS, son of James COLLIS and Emma Selina FREEMAN, was born on 19 August 1901 at 36 Colston Road in East Ham. On 25 September 1901 he was resident at 36 Colston Road in East Ham. He appeared in the census in 1911 in Forest Gate. On 2 April 1911 he was resident at 58 Stafford Road in Forest Gate. He died in February 1990 in Colchester, Essex. There are two possible marriages: Q3 1921, West Ham, 4a, 140 Edward J Collis = Jennie M Fowke Q1 1925, West Ham, 4a, 100a Edward J Collis = Ella E Wright I can't see a death of a Jennie Collis between 1921 and 1925, so these probably represent two different Edward J Collis, and I can't find any children? Any help would be much appreciated.
In 1892 the first Labour MP, Keir Hardie, was elected to represent West Ham South. In 1898 West Ham Borough Council became the first ever Labour Council elected in the UK. The Stratford Express covered these events, their background, and susbsequent political developments in detail. It deserves to be made available online.
Can you please pull together later versions of the paper
East London should be given more priority
Valued and respected title could do worse than add it
Cameron dinning commented
Please amend your holdings and add more
East London deserves more titles
Zeta Rigby commented
Would value this being added
Could we see more back issues please
Marge Matthews commented
Please revitalise the current stock
Briella Gammon commented
An integral part of east London’s past please do all that you can to upload this
Mia Johnson commented
Am looking for reports of the West Ham youth team my son played for in the 1970s
Yes please do add this to keep our history alive
David Barber commented
Would like to find reports on the last West Ham. Boys football team 1964/5