An Open sewer at the bottom of Grange Road in 1888. Charles Dickens made a visit to Canning Town and Hallsville in 1857, his findings did not make pleasant reading....
In 1890 Ham Creek was an open sewer. West Ham was not alone in being overtaken by the speed of the Industrial Revolution.
This photo shows a well kept back garden, amongst untidy and near derelict houses, in 1902.
The cottages at Pinnocks Place, off North Street Plaistow, which were occupied by immigrant Irish potatoe workers. These were some of the cottages mentioned in the Dickens report on slums in 1855.
This image from a Magic lantern slide in the Newham Heritage Collection
By: Robert Rogers
The photo shows Newton Point being demolished as part of the current regeneration scheme.
By Robert Rogers
On the Leather Gardens Estate at Stratford, hordings have been put up around the regeneration works, mentioning all the local history of the Area.
Posted: by Robert Rogers
Fences that surround building sites are not normally very interesting but if you are passing Canning Town Roundabout you will see a high wooden fence on the corner of Silvertown Way that has been decorated with some large photograghs of Canning Town.
Typical of so much of the "two-up, two-down" housing often called "artisans dwellings" in Newham. This photograph was probably taken soon after the Second World War as suggested by the gaps in the terrace and the boarded-up properties.