Blue banner with the words Canning Town Womens Settlement Sisterhood and the design of two hands in a leaf in the centre, yellow corded border and tassle on a wooden pole.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAISY PARSONS:
On the 8th March 1883, Ephraim Burford died at his home at no.5 Crownfield Place, Stratford, a few days short of his 74th birthday. His was the last in a line of three generations of that name to be involved in the calico-printing and dyeing industry in east London. Much of the land and property which made up Burford’s Printing and Dye Works had already been sold in 1866 with the remainder auctioned off in 1880. Part of this area is still remembered today as Burford Road, where until relatively recently stood The Burford Arms public house.
Here is a description of how 500 pauper children in Forest Gate spent Christmas Day in 1897.
Modern Newham is the creation of East London's industrial revolution, the population "explosion" of London in the second half of the century and particularly by the Metropolitan Building Act of 1864.
Many notable people lived in Newham, here is an ouline of twenty of them.
Descriptive account in the Kentish Independent for 5th June 1880 of a trip to North Woolwich and Beckton when much of the (then) new industry, docks and housing was developing.
This faded brown and white photograph dates from the late 1890s Small Lock-up shops and costermongers barrows seen here in the late 1890s. The terrace was rebuilt in March 1913.