East Ham

Paper & Pig Waste.

Re-cycling - 1950/60s style.


This fleet of little electric three-wheelers were made by the Brush Company who manufactured electric vehicles. It is painted in East Ham's early cream livery with the coat of arms on the front.  Household vegetable waste was placed in the small galvanised pales - several of which are seen here. The pig-waste was emptied into the hold; paper and light cardboard - like the corn flakes box seen in the bundle on the pavement  - were put into the deep sacks slung from a metal frame at the rear of the vehicle. Having electric motors,these vehicles  were quiet and clean in the streets. When back at the yard, the hold could be tipped up and the contents ejected from doors at the rear of the vehicle. It rather looks as if the section of flagged paving has been recently renewed.


Footnote: keeping pigs during the war was not uncommon. A group of families in a street would club together to buy a pig, which was fattened up then sent for slaughter and butchered - each family receiving a share of the meat. Similar arrangements were sometimes made among the workforces of factories or at railway depots, where a few pigs might be kept penned on a small piece of unused land for the same purpose.

Paper & Pig Waste.

Aldersbrook Farm East Ham

The City of London Cemetery opened 24th July 1856, it comprised the greater part of the former Aldersbrook Farm.

Aldersbrook Farm East Ham

Wrestling at Granada East Ham

A poster advertising wrestling at the Granada Barking Road East Ham on Thursday 31 October 1968. London versus The Rest. The Granada East Ham was a well Known entertainment venue. The Granada is now a Bingo Hall.


Copy of a poster owned by K.Taylor

Wrestling at Granada East Ham

Beatles at Granada East Ham

The Beatles appeared at the Granada Barking Road East Ham on 9th November 1963 as part of their autumn tour supported by Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers plus others on the advert. This was their second appearance at this venue as they supported Tommy Roe and Chris Montez when they played the East Ham Granada 9th March 1963. The Granada at East Ham was the venue for many pop stars of the 1960s. Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lulu, Johny Kidd and The Pirates,The Tornados, and Joe Brown just to name a few. Also in 1958 Buddy Holly had played at the Granada. The Granada today is now a Bingo hall.


A facsimile of an advert in the Stratford Express from the 1960s  

Beatles at Granada East Ham

Councillor J A Hart, M.B.E.

Councillor John Albert ("Jack") Hart (1913 - 2010) was one of the longest-serving Council members. 

Councillor J A Hart, M.B.E.

East Ham School Swimming Shield

School Swimming Association. The 1904 Teachers Shield for schools team race.


Dates and winning schools listed on attachment, there is a gap between 1913 and 1919, presumably no races during World War One.


From Newham Heritage & Archives collection


 

East Ham School Swimming Shield

Woodmansee Trophy

The Woodmansee Trophy presented by H.F. Woodmansee Esq. 1925. East Ham Elementary Schools Girls Championship, 80 Yards. Winners listed :- 1925 N. Baily, Vicarage Lane.  1926 E. Blinko, Vicarage Lane.  1927 W. Bishop, Winsor Intermediate Girls.  1928 G. Reekie, Vicarage Lane Senior.  1929 I. Anderson, Hartley Senior.  1930 I. Anderson, Hartley Senior.  1931 V. Allen, Silvertown R.C.  1932 V. Allen, Silvertown R.C.  1933 I. Gray, Vicarage Senior Girls.  1935 O.Cook, Wakefield Cent. 1936 Grammer.  1937 Grammer School.


Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection

Woodmansee Trophy

St Mary Magdalene, Oil on Canvas

Painting by A. E. Butler, 1912.


The ancient parish church of St Mary Magdalene East Ham was built in Norman times and is still in use today. It has one of the best preserved Norman Arches in the country and the churchyard is almost 10 acres. The churchyard was closed to burials and became East Ham Nature Reserve.


Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection

St Mary Magdalene, Oil on Canvas

Central Park East Ham, oil on board

Painting by R. Wyatt 1959


It shows the second bandstand which replaced the original ornate cast iron bandstand sometime before WWII, this later bandstand was in the circle of trees on the lawn. It was removed in 1970s. The Town hall can be seen in the distance. The block of flats is Doran Court, built in 1958 not long before the date of this painting. On the site of a wood turning / furniture factory which burnt down a few years before. It is named after an East Ham (later Newham) councillor. He also had Doran Walk, on the Carpenters Estate, Stratford named after him.


Part of the Newham Heritage & Archive collection

Central Park East Ham, oil on board
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