Saturday 7th September 1940 — or ‘Black Saturday’ as it came to be known — marked the beginning of the Blitz on London.
Historians still dispute the importance of the various causes that led to the outbreak of World War I but they are agreed that it resulted from the clash of empires.
Group photo Coronation day celebrations 2nd june 1953
Group photo taken Coronation day 2nd june 1953
This is a picture taken during 1920's-1930'sAs you can see the boys have their aprons on carrying out some sort of technical drawing.My Dad Ronald Edwin Gedge attended this school up until 1940, about age of 11 and this image is from the family collection.
This is a photo of West Ham Borough Council taken around 1910-1914. It shows my Great Grand Father Edwin Dowsing Gedge at an office group shot. He is recorded as being employed as an Inspector of Public Nusance.The image was supplied to me by my Great Aunt Miss Margaret Gedge and her brother Mr Alan Gedge.Edwin is located middle row 3rd from the right.
Presentation of The Honorary Freedom of The County Borough of West Ham. To The Right Honourable James Ramsey MacDonald LL.D., J.P., M.P. The Prime Minister. July 8th 1930. Page 20 of booklet. The Reception Committee, outside the Borough offices in The Grove Stratford.