Reflections of the past … mapping out the past of the old County Borough of East Ham

Another in our series of Reflections of the Past.
I am indebted to the wonderful Maureen Norris for this superb example of an old map of the County Borough of East Ham produced in the late 1950s, writes Colin Grainger.

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Burrows Pointer guide maps came, as the name suggests, with a pointer, which you can see on picture 2, complete with instructions on how to use them, picture 3. They are full of great ads from the time.

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They were produced between 1950 and 1959. East Ham was a county borough until it joined with West Ham County Borough to make Newham.

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The last two picture, shows the names of all the streets from North Woolwich and Silvertown in the 1950s.

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Maureen has also been kind enough to pass on some pictures and other documents which Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress will feature in the coming weeks and months.


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