Although not relevant to your interesting West Ham Park art show message the mere mention of West Ham Park takes me back to the 1930s, when I was at West Ham Secondary School, Stratford.
In those days, if a couple of teenage boy pupils at the school had a disagreement verging on fisticuffs they would sometimes retire to West Ham Park after school and settle it under The Marquess of Queensberry's rules, i.e., a fair punchup, with other pupils forming a ring around them. Believe it or not, there would be handshakes afterwards. The disagreement had been settled and both sides honoured. That practice was gentlemanly by today's standards of settling such problems.
On this subject I must mention a certain fine young fellow-pupil who had two such West Ham Park bouts. He was Eric White, a big blond-haired lad. His adversary on both occasions was John Sadler, a very bright chap in all form sujects.
I don't know what later became of John Sadler but Eric White was, at age 22,lost in WW2 as an RAF Flying Officer bomb aimer and lies in Budapest War Cemetary since 1944. I believe he had married a very fine young lady and fellow WHSS pupil, Maud Hume, who, so far as I remember, lived in Vicarage Lane, Stratford when she was at school.
It's great to be able to pay respect on this website to those of my generation of West and East Ham.