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Underground station · West Ham · E15 ·
December
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West Ham is a district in East London, located just over six miles east of Charing Cross.

West Ham was an administrative unit, with largely consistent boundaries, from the 12th century to the formation of the London Borough of Newham in 1965. The area was originally a manor in the county of Essex, then an ancient parish and ultimately a county borough.

A settlement is first recorded as Hamme in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 958 and then in the 1086 Domesday Book as Hame. The name means ’a dry area of land between rivers or marshland’, referring to the location of the settlement within boundaries formed by the rivers Lea, Thames and Roding and their marshes. The earliest recorded use of West Ham, as distinct from East Ham, is in 1186 as Westhamma.

The boundary between West and East Ham was the now lost Hamfrith Waste and Hamfrith Wood in the north (then the southernmost parts of Epping Forest). There was a small natural harbour known as Ham Creek.

West Ham underwent rapid growth from 1844 following the Metropolitan Building Act which restricted dangerous and noxious industries from operating in the metropolitan area, the eastern boundary of which was the River Lea. Many of these activities were relocated to the other side of the river and to West Ham.

West Ham became one of Victorian Britain’s major manufacturing centres for pharmaceuticals, chemicals and processed foods but many workers lived in slum conditions close to where they worked, leading to periodic outbreaks of contagious diseases and severe poverty.

The presence of the nearby Royal Docks, the Stratford railway zone and other high value targets made the Borough of West Ham one of the areas of London worst effected by bombing during the Second World War with officially 1186 civilians killed.

West Ham station is a London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and National Rail interchange station. It opened in 1901 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway on the route from Fenchurch Street to Barking. In the late 1990s, the station was rebuilt and significantly expanded as part of the Jubilee Line Extension, fully opening in 1999.




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Lived here
Dawn Greene    
Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   

22 Emily Street
My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Comment
   
Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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