The house and gardens at Wanstead became one of the great showplaces of their day, particularly because they were so close to London. In 1724 Daniel Defoe remarked that 'it has become the general diversion of the citizens to go out and see them'. Even today, many thousands of local people enjoy walks around the lakes in the open air.
The Pelly Family of Upton was connected with West Ham from the late 18th century and had a Coat of Arms.
Many notable people lived in Newham, here is an ouline of twenty of them.
The Great Eastern Railway built a magnificent 6 wheel saloon at Stratford Works for the use of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
West Ham Park has a long and interesting history, stretching back to the 16th century.
This view of Martin Street, Stratford shows part of "High Meads" a house that was the former residence of Mr F S Martin, lord of the Manor of Chobham.
Upton 'Manor', was a large estate extending from Upton Cross south to Plaistow village and east to Green Street. It was the seat of Sir John Henry Pelly.