Beckton Road War Damage 1940

Clearing up in Beckton Road E16, after an air raid, September 7th 1940. By the end of the war in 1945 over 27% of houses in the borough had been destroyed. The figure was much higher in areas like Canning Town and Custom House, in the south of the borough.

Beckton Road War Damage 1940

Co-operative Jug

This commemorative jug was produced for the jubilee of the Stratford Co-op. The scene depicts Straford Broadway with the Gurney memorial and St John's church.

Co-operative Jug

Methodist Church, East Ham

The Methodist Church is set beside the busy High Street South in East Ham, this modern Christian church building opened in 2007. It is the latest Methodist church building to open in Newham and is one of seven in the Newham circuit.

Methodist Church, East Ham

Bethell

The name Bethell frequently occurs in the history of the boroughs of East Ham and West Ham.

Bethell

Stokes

Alfred Stokes JP, FRGS, Mayor of the County Borough of East Ham, 1921-22.

Stokes

Rathbone Market

Rathbone Market on a busy day in 1977.


The shops have now been demolished and the site cleared (2011) for the redevelopment of Canning Town.


The Supermarket is still there but since 1977 has change names a number of times, from Caters to Presto, then Kwik Save, then Somerfield, and it has just been revamped as a Co-op. 

Rathbone Market

Rathbone Cinema

Canning Town Cinema Hall


Cinema-going was extremely popular throughout the twenties and thirties, with people going two or three times a week to enjoy the glamour of Hollywood and the plush interiors of the cinemas. Canning Town actually had one of the first purpose-built cinemas, opened in 1909 in Rathbone Street.

Rathbone Cinema

Boxing at Mansfield House 1931

Boxing at Mansfield House in 1931. Boxing was one of the many recreational activities encouraged at Fairbairn Hall, Barking Road, run by the Mansfield House Settlement.

Boxing at Mansfield House 1931

Silvertown Explosion Casualties

Impromtu Surgery on the Barking Road deals with casualties of the Silvertown Explosion at the Brunner Mond factory January 19th 1917.

Silvertown Explosion Casualties

Custom House School Memorial

Memorial stone in East London Cemetery to eight Civil Defence workers who were killed during an air raid at Custom House School, April 1941. Several streets in Canning Town are named after the men, such as Appleby Road on the Keir Hardie estate.

Custom House School Memorial
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