West Ham, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

My Young Life Living In Eve Road, West Ham

I can remember my infant years at Napier Road school. I remember when I was in the first year there, we would have a small slice of toasted bread in the afternoons. Then I went to Holbrook School when I was 11. One teacher I always remember was a Mr Osmotherly, he was always a very nice kind ...Read full memory

Devonshire Road Grocery Shop

I was born in Jersey Road in 1960. Just around the corner, my nan used to own a grocery shop in Devonshire Road called Smiths. I had loads of good times there as a young boy. There was also a chip shop very near but I can't remember the name of it. I was sometimes treated to a bottle of coke at the Nottingham ...Read full memory