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Historic maps of West Ham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Stratford, E15 1936 1940

I was born in Queen Mary's Hospital in 1936. My parents lived in Glenavon Road. My sister was 3 years older than me and attended primary school in Water Lane in 1938/9/40. I can remember going shopping in Boardman's with my mother and playing out in the road with lots of other children. I was arrested one day and taken ...Read full memory

A memory of West Ham

Stratford. E15 1930's

One of my cousins (now deceased) remembered a home somewhere near to the junction of Glenavon and Romford roads. She thought it had a large sign saying "Leytonstone Home for Waifs and Strays", but her memory was sometimes doubtful! On http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/list/MH5.shtml there was a home on the corner of Glenavon ...Read full memory

A memory of West Ham

My Young Life In Eve Road

My nan lived at 10 Forest Lane, Maryland Point. Some times I would stay with her and my Auntie Conny. When my nan had her coal delivered, the coalman would lift a cover up by the side of the front door, the coal was empitied down into the cellar, the delivery men had 2 large cart horses that pulled the coal wagon ...Read full memory