Black Saturday

Black Saturday

Newham In The Great War 1914 - 1918

Historians still dispute the importance of the various causes that led to the outbreak of World War I but they are agreed that it resulted from the clash of empires.

View the exhibition Newham In The Great War 1914 - 1918

Newham in the Great War

Cornwell Secondary visit to Debden house 1950s

Teachers and pupils at Debden House 1950s

Cornwell Secondary visit to Debden house 1950s

Upton Lane School,West Ham

This is a picture taken during 1920's-1930'sAs you can see  the boys have their aprons on carrying out some sort of technical  drawing.My Dad Ronald Edwin Gedge attended this school up until 1940, about age of 11 and this image is from the family collection. 

Upton Lane School,West Ham

Newtown Point

This is a photo of one of the Tower Blocks, Stratford and Newtown Points being blown up in Stratford in 1981, built in 1964 condemned in 1978, the tower block once housed 80 families until they were moved out when structural faults were found.   Photo By Poppy Show

 Newtown Point

West Ham Abbey, Channelsea River 2

Channelsea river, Stratford E15.   This is a photo of the Channelsea River taken on the 24 May 2012, the trees and bushes of this small river are like an oasis in Stratfords concrete jungle, this veiw was taken looking south from Stratford Station , the rivers journey in the 1130s AD took it across Stratford High St and down to WEST HAM  ABBEY also known as St MARY's ABBEY, Stratford Langthorne. The river turned the mills for the Abbey, the river then carried on and rejoined the river Lea and went down to the Thames.

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