This is a photo of one of the Tower Blocks, Stratford and Newtown Points being blown up in Stratford in 1981, built in 1964 condemned in 1978, the tower block once housed 80 families until they were moved out when structural faults were found. Photo By Poppy Show
Newtown Point, Henniker Road, Stratford, being prepared for demolition because it had begun to bow - discernable along the left hand side of the block.
By Robert J. Rogers
The 1960s were known as the 'Manhattan era' for housing in Newham with the building of tower blocks. Newham at one time held the record for local authorities, with a total of 118 blocks owned by them. This view from the top of the 23 storey Ferrier Point, is looking over the A13, towards Plaistow and Stratford and shows just some of the blocks in Newham.
Queensland House off Rymill Street was part of the Pier Estate development. The tower block was built by the former Greater London Council in about 1962. The view looks east towards shops built by the former East Ham County Borough Council in about 1961. There had been a suicide from the top floor of this block. This was one of three similar blocks constructed by the GLC - the others were Westland and Dunedin Houses. Ownership of the estate was transferred to the London Borough of Newham when the GLC was wound up in 1986.
(photo: Newham Heritage & Archives - Godfrey Collection)
Posted by: Robert Rogers
In the early 60`s when the Council built a new hosing estate at North Woolwich to replace the bomb damage housing, some of which was 19th century, it was decided to name five of the Tower Blocks after the most well known companies to use the Royal Docks: Albion, Brockelbank, Glen, Savill and Shaw.
The childrens playground in Lyle Park looking towards the houses in Bradfield Road. In the distance can be seen the tower blocks, Cranbrook Point and Dunlop Point which were on the Barnwood Court Estate.