Rathbone Market on a busy day in 1977.
The shops have now been demolished and the site cleared (2011) for the redevelopment of Canning Town.
The Supermarket is still there but since 1977 has change names a number of times, from Caters to Presto, then Kwik Save, then Somerfield, and it has just been revamped as a Co-op.
Photo shows, E. Loughin's Grocery shop at No78 (it was shown as run by Timothy Murphey in the 1902-03 Kellys directory) J. Mc.Kirdy's fancy Drapery Shop at No79, it was still there in 1902-03 Kellys, and Silvertown Methodist Church. The road is being dug up for sewer works.
Photo Newham Heritage & Archives (Stratford)
My uncle Bill Turfrey who had a passion for cars. He is pictured here outside his home in Marlborough road East ham. Bill once made the front page of the Stratford express when a lorry shed it's load and crushed his car with him in it, they had to cut him out. He came out of it with no more than a few bruises.
Posted by Eddie
Holiday week-end: East Ham is deserted as crowds make for the coast; West Ham Stadium hosts American rider Sprouts Elder; cricket in the streets and the parks and Wanstead Flats thronged.
Day-trippers head for Epping Forest on the new Whitsun Holiday.
Canning Town - "Good East End: roaring girls, elephantine men, gritty irritations and grotesque allotment of toil." As recorded by Thomas Burke's The London Spy, 1922.
The "new" market was opened on this site in 1963. The view, taken in 1965, looks eastwards, with Thomas North Terrace in the background (named after a former Borogh Engineer).
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.