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)
London's main drainage system passes through Newham.
This is a photo of my Great Grandfather, Edwin Dowsing Gedge. 1869-1914. He was employed as an Inspector Of Public Nuisances, at West Ham Borough Council. Here he is standing in his Masonic Dress. As a Mason, after his death, his two sons Edwin Henry, and Charles Ronald, (my Grandad) were sent the the Royal Masonic School at Bushey, Hertfordshire, and their mother Alice Mary was found employment through the Masons.
Photo: From the private family collection of Andy Gedge
Abbey Mills Pumping Station is a wonder of Victorian engineering. It is capable of lifting thousands of gallons of raw sewage every minute for the last section of the journey to Beckon Sewage Treatment works.
Northern outfall sewer is in the fore ground. There are three boys sitting on the wall in front of the gasometer on the wrong side of the fence and a man leaning against the wall looking at the photographer.
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This is where Abbey Mills Lane is crossed by the Northern Outfall Sewer.
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Photo showing the embankment of the Northern Outfall Sewer 1900-1901.
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This memorial which hangs in Newham Town Hall, East Ham, is dedicated to four brave men who lost their lives on 1 July 1895 in an heroic attempt to save the life of a fellow workman Walter Digby.