THE DERIVATION OF PLACE NAMES IN NEWHAM
This photo of the first Borough Council, 1886-7 is taken from the book "Fifty Years a Borough: The Story of West Ham", published by the council in 1936.
It is a personally interesting photo because it contains the only known image of my great great great grandfather, Simon Vinicombe (third row up). The family were particularly proud of his achievement and a copy of this image hung on my great grandmother's wall, although his face was almost worn away because of the number of times he had been pointed out. Other images in this book include various views, illustrations, companies and persons connected with West Ham.
Posted by: Seyahll
West Ham Parish Boundary Stone 1864.
The stone bears the number 4, and is one of a series that would have marked the boundary of the Civil Parish of West Ham. Each year in a ceremony called "Beating the Bounds" officials would walk the boundary to ensure the stones were in good order and clearly visible