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.
Many notable people lived in Newham, here is an ouline of twenty of them.
A framed and glazed portrait Sir Leonard Lyle JP MP from Queen Mary's Hospital, he was the President of the Hospital 1916-1923.
In 1871 Frank Clark Hills bought a controlling interest in the Thames Ironworks, he was also involved in the gas industry. His son Arnold was founder of the Thames Ironworks football team and from 1895 also produced the Thames Ironworks Gazette.
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When C. J. Mare was made bankrupt in 1856, his father-in-law Peter Holt took over the engineering & shipbuilding firm and reformed it as The Thames Ironworks. from an illustration in "Thames Ironworks" Gazette March 1898.
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The original founder of what became The Thames Ironworks, shipbuilding and Engineering Co, Ltd. He opened his works on the Canning Town side of Bow Creek in 1846 as C. J. Mare & Co.
Samuel Morton Peto (1809-89) was, with others, responsible for the building of the Victoria Dock and the London Tilbury & Southend Railway.
George Parker Bidder,“calculating boy.”
Became the engineer for the North Woolwich Railway that ran from Stratford to Thames Wharf.
The design and Construction of Beckton Gas Works was the responsibility of (left to right) Frederick John Evans M.I.C.E.. The Company's Chief Engineers who was assisted by Vitruvius Wyatt and John Orwell Phillips, the Company Secretary.