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.


I lived right opposite the Theatre Royal in the 60s and remember going to see the panto Aladin with Salway Road school it was wonderful. I just loved wandering around Boardmans store in Angel Lane and going into the little bungalow furnished with all mod cons. The hat department upstairs and walking around the balcony and looking ...Read full memory

A memory of West Ham by terrier708

Stratford Home For Unmarried Mothers

Does anyone remember a Church of England home for unmarried mothers? There appears to be no mention of one in history pages, and no record of the poor girls who left their babies there.

A memory of West Ham

My Family

I am looking for my family on my dad's side. I remember my grandparents, John and Elizabeth Thompson, they lived at 10, Forest Lane, Stratford, London. I have many happy memories of staying with my grandparents, and of them taking me once to a pantomime. I can't remember where it was, I must have been about 5 at the time. I ...Read full memory