Canning Town

Launch of Black Prince.

HMS Black Prince Duke of Edinburgh class armoured cruiser was built by Thames IronWorks. Launched 8th November 1904, commissioned 17th March 1906. Sunk with heavy loss of life at the Battle Of Jutland 31st May 1916.

Launch of Black Prince.

Thames Iron Works

Shipyard workers arriving at Thames Ironworksby rowing boat in 1908.

Thames Iron Works

Canning Town Library, laying of foundation stone.

The laying of the foundation stone of Canning Town Public Library in 1892.

Canning Town Library, laying of foundation stone.

Fords Park Road, looking South, 1950s.

A view showing showing damage from World War Two. With Paragon works and Glass factory in the background.

Fords Park Road, looking South, 1950s.

Ethel Road, No26, 1891.

Typical Victorian house in Ethel Road Canning Town, 1891.

Ethel Road, No26, 1891.

Ronan Point Explosion

Thursday 16 May, 1968 - Five killed in tower block explosion.

Simon Vinicombe (1843-1915)

By Josephine Sharplin


Simon Vinicombe was my great grandfather, he was a boot and shoe maker of Victoria Dock Road and a member of the first West Ham Borough Council in 1886-7.

Roof Tops

This view is thought to be the area known as Old Canning Town, laying between the stretch of the River Lea known as Bow Creek and the railway. The gas holders in the distance could either have been at Bromley-by-Bow or Poplar Gasworks. The church would have been St Gabriel in Wellington Street, built in 1876 on the site of an earlier iron church. St Gabriel's was damaged during the Second World War and demolished about 1955.

Etching dated 1934, from the collection of Newham Heritage & Archives.

Roof Tops

John Charles

John Charles -  Canning Town football hero and the first black player to represent England

John Charles
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