Woodgrange Methodist Church damaged by bombing in 1941.
From Newham Heritage & Archive collection (Stratford)
The site of the Princess Alice pub after the bombing in 1941. Surprisingly, only one man out walking his dog, was killed when the bombs hit.
From Newham Heritage & Archives collection. (Stratford)
Fear about poison gas attacks on the civilian population in the Second World War lead to the government to issue gas masks.
These ARP wardens are at their post at Upton Cross School, fully kitted out with anti-gas suits, warning rattles and hand-bells; buckets and stirrup pumps to put out incendiary fires and messenger with bicycle.
(Photograph: Newham Heritage & Archives Collection)
Anti-German feelings ran high in the early stages of the First World War. This led to many incidents in Newham of malicious damage to property and the looting of premises.