Photo shows, E. Loughin's Grocery shop at No78 (it was shown as run by Timothy Murphey in the 1902-03 Kellys directory) J. Mc.Kirdy's fancy Drapery Shop at No79, it was still there in 1902-03 Kellys, and Silvertown Methodist Church. The road is being dug up for sewer works.
Photo Newham Heritage & Archives (Stratford)
Congregational churches merged with Presbyterian churches to form a new movement.
The United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 by the merger of two traditions dating from the 16th Century Protestant Reformation.
Silk souvenir of the Victory of the Battle of Jutland May 31st 1916
Newham Heritage & Archives (Stratford)
Frank Lenwood was pastor of Plaistow Congregational Church from 1926 to 1934. Lenwood Hall in Coronation Road, built in 1957, is named for him.
Street names in Manor Park record a wealth of English history.
Street names in Forest Gate record a wealth of English history: literary figures, politicians and many others. Some roads bear the names of royal residencies or great houses. Still others record place names across the UK. A few recall more ancient local topographical features.
Forest Gate itself derives its name from a gate leading into Epping Forest, erected to prevent cattle straying from the Forest into the High Road. It was located close to the Eagle & Child public House. It never was a toll gate, and was demolished along with the keepers' cottage, in 1881. (A 'forest' is a royal hunting reserve, it will, of course, contain trees; any standing timber should more properly be referred to as a 'wood' or 'woodland').
The list is not exhaustive but it does give an indication of the breadth of street-naming as housing estates were developed in the 19th and early 20th Century. Sometimes a plot of land would be bought and houses built on it - the developer simply naming roads after their own place of origin.
CHAUCER - Geoffrey, "the father of English poetry" and author who held various post under the King (1340?-1400).
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor, poet, philosopher and critic (1772-1834).
DUNBAR, William, Scottish poet "unrivalled in Scotland" and Franciscan Friar (c1460-c1520).
GOWER, probably John, poet and contemporary of Chaucer (c1325-1408).
HORACE, Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Roman poet and author of satires and letters (65-8 BC).
SKELTON, John, English poet of Diss, Norfolk (c1460-1529).
Statesmen and Politicians.