Great newspaper covering the East London area. Robert Balthrop's column provided a fascinating weekly look at the history of the area in particular.
After any more information on the silver town explosion in 1917
After more details on Ronan point Canning Town I remember it collapsing in the late 60s then Eventually knocked down in the mid 1980s due to it being unsafe
Does anyone have any details on the fire damage at West Ham town hall in 1984 it sustained severe damaging
I WORKED IN 33 BALAAM STREET IN WARRENS OPPOSITE THE BATHS.
THERE WAS A LEATHER WORKSHOP IN THE BACK OF THE PREMISES ;
CHARLIE PITTARD FROM CUMBERLAND ROAD USED TO MAKE BAGS , WALLETS AND LATER USED TO MAKE FOOTBALL KITS FOR KIDS AND SELL THEM IN MAIL ORDER THROUGH CHARES BUCHAN FOOTBALL MONTHLY; THE SHOP SOLD SPORTS GOODS AS DID HAMMETTS AT THE ABBEY ARMS ;
I WAS THE SATURDAY GIRL THERE ;HAD TO CLEAN WINDOWS MAKE TEA BEFORE I WAS ALLOWED TO SERVE ; STARTED ON TWO POUNDS A DAY WHICH ROSE TO THREE AFTER A YEAR ;
OLD MAN WARREN LET ME WATCH THE SPURS CHELSEA CUP FINAL IN 67 THEN GO BACK TO CLOSE SHOP;HE OPENED A SHOP IN ELTHAM DURING THAT TIME BUT DIDNT DO AS WELL AND HAD A STINT AT CHRISP ST MARKET SELLING THE KITS ;A GOOD DAY BROUGHT AROUND 200 POUNDS IN ON A SATURDAY !
PUMA TOTTENHAM BOOTS SIX POUNDS
DIGRESSING SLIGHTLY, THE CAR LOT AT THE JUNCTION OF NEW BARN STREET AND BECKTON ROAD FEATURED ON THE STANDARD AND THE NATIONAL NEWS WHEN A STOLEN GOYA PAINTING FROM AN ART GALLERY TURNED UP THERE IN AROUND 66. REMEMBER THE NEWS REPORTERS FLOODING THE PLACE
Sorry to butt in here but so many of these posts bring back memories of things my dad said. He said he went to school in the 40s with Eddy Grimstead whose family sold cars. I remember seeing that name around in the 70s/80s I guess they became a proper car dealer.
I also remember my dad saying that Michael Aspel was his captain the the greenjackets when he did national service. The 2 stories have merged in my head. It is highly unlikely that Michael Aspel was a car dealer. I have probably just joined 2 stories I was told as a child together! Huh
Anyone got memories of Anderson’s shop on Crisp street my grandfather ran it in the 1950s
Anyone remember the sweet shop in high street south called ‘hole in the wall’ what a place for a childthat was happy memories
Choose more dates to be filed online
80s editions please
Revise the records please many thanks
Save our records
Will Dwyer commented
Disclose more dates for better portrayal of east end life
Share more of our history
I was born in Wellington Road in 1942, four houses down from the Town Hall Annexe, in the house my grandparents had moved to at the turn of the century. The house is now demolished. My father ran a small agency providing yeast and bakery provisions to bakers in East London. Customers also used to call at the house for two ounces of yeast to make bread at home. I went to Napier Road Infant School, Lathom Junior and Burges Manor when it was only a year old - complete with tall clock tower. Trolley buses used to queue outside our house at the end of their route to the Town Hall and before starting their return journey. I remember watching their conductors disconnecting the poles from the overhead wires and waiting for the resulting cascade of sparks. I watched the dismantling of the tall chimney behind the Town Hall by two men sitting on the top and knocking the bricks out with hammers and dropping them to the ground below. Health and Safety would not allow that these days! I went to Saturday morning pictures and visited Father Christmas at the Co-op. I played in Central Park, Barking Road Rec and the grounds of Barking Abbey. I also remember standing on the footbridge over the railway to be in the steam from the trains. My father died when I was four and my mother carried on the business for another 7 years, then she remarried and we moved to Ilford,, but I'll always have very fond memories of East Ham
Just been reading your story regarding Latham High School in East Ham in the 1970's. Can't think why, but it has just come into my head at this stage of my life approaching 53 years old. Sitting discussing with my wife what an experimental school for the era/age. what has not been mentioned in the comments is the experimental nature of this school for its time.
Can anyone please confirm or expand on my curiosity of why there is no information of such a radical experiment in education that Lathem High School lead in the 1970's.
When it detached itself from the national curriculum and focused on young people's interest's and loves and had the license to do it????
I was born in Forest Gate Hospital and i lived at 131 Burgess Road, only a few doors from yourself , I also remember the toast that East ham Swimming Baths but unlike yourself I remember the Bovril not the Horlicks !!!!
I also went to Altmore infant school and can still remember the head mistresses car a yellow 13gt Austin (racey at the time)
I have tried to to research lathom schools history in this era from 1970 - 1980 when Mr Jones was the head master and i am hoping that someone will pick up on this and expand on the philosophy and how this schools curricula was designed , delivered and dissolved
Am hoping for any response
Mark rabbit commented
Can we see the 1960s published please
being a pupil at grove (or salway) primary school was handy as afterwards i would go with my mate, harry short, and visit his dad's pub, the red lion i think, opposite the theatre royal. we would play on the dumb waiter, pulling each other up and down, then go down to angel lane for pie and mash. my neighbours, the langans, used to be in charge of the theatre royal, so i was a regular visitor there too. watching many shows from the 'gods' for free and seeing many familiar faces from the telly. joan littlewood was running the shows then, with barbara windsor, brian murphy, yootha joyce being in some of the shows. when angel lane was no more, the stratford mall was built and is still there today.
I have a few photos of the Coronation street party in Pond Road, great times. Then when I was married and had up till then 2 daughters we went to another street party in Pond Road for the 1977 Jubilee. My mum and dad were still living there so they paid for my daughters to join in the fun which was great. I wonder if anybody has any pics of that time, it would be great to see
Hi everyone we had a newsagents outside the greenman called the bookstall My mum and dad ran it for years it was the meeting spot for most of the community. Dad started there in the 70s and finished up in the 90s. We were opposite Leytonstone house and the welsh church plenty of good memories and good friends made.
Lengthen the records