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....
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
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.