This is a picture taken during 1920's-1930'sAs you can see the boys have their aprons on carrying out some sort of technical drawing.My Dad Ronald Edwin Gedge attended this school up until 1940, about age of 11 and this image is from the family collection.
This is a photo of West Ham Borough Council taken around 1910-1914. It shows my Great Grand Father Edwin Dowsing Gedge at an office group shot. He is recorded as being employed as an Inspector of Public Nusance.The image was supplied to me by my Great Aunt Miss Margaret Gedge and her brother Mr Alan Gedge.Edwin is located middle row 3rd from the right.
Frederick Joseph Eid, of 37 Albert Road, Silvertown, was born on 17th July 1906 and died 16th June 1979. Mr Eid served in the Guards as a regular soldier between the wars, transferring to the Royal Tank Regiment and later to the Royal Army Service Corps (In this photograph he is wearing the RTR shoulder flash and tank badge). His medals are: 1939-45 Star; Africa Star (a clasp is missing from this, which was probably awarded for service in the 8th Army); Italy Star; the Defence Medal and War Medal.
The Eid family came to Britain from Prussia. According to the 1891 census Jacob Eid was a baker and he and his wife, Louisa, lived at 36 Andrew Street, Silvertown. The 1901 census lists the family at 40 Constance Street, as a grocer and baker. By 1949 this was Eid Bros., bakers. The family continued trading into the 1960s from a shop in Cranbrook Road, West Silvertown.
Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection
Michael Grier was given the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Newham at a ceremony held on 27th May 2010 at the Old Town Hall, Stratford. Michael was Tate & Lyle's Community Relations lead from 1996 until his retirement. During this time, his contribution to the community in East London has been highly significant devoting himself to an almost uncountable number of organisations events and initiatives.
Jack Petchey came from a working class background with very few advantages but became one of the UKs most successful businessmen.
Marie Gabriel worked for over 20 years in senior roles within local government and the voluntary sector. She was given the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Newham at a ceremony held on 27th May 2010 at the Old Town Hall, Stratford.
Frances Clarke, from Forest Gate has been involved in community projects in Newham for over 30 years and was given the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Newham at a ceremony held on 27th May 2010 at the Old Town Hall, Stratford.
Walter Harold Hill was born in Canning Town on 5th May 1916. He is seen here in the Second World War, when he served in the Royal Army Service Corps. After the war, in civilian life, he worked for the GPO in the Brentwood area. He died in 1976, aged 60.
(Photograph and information supplied by his daughter Sharon Hill)
My father, Sydney Charles Turfrey's Merchant Navy log book for wartime service. This is his second book the first was lost in service. Inner pages show some of the ships he served on. The Ocean Virtue shows no return port as it was damaged and sank during the invasion of Sicily on the 21st of July 1943.
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