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