EAW043561 ENGLAND (1952). The Balaam Street Recreation Ground (Plaistow Park) looking towards Plaistow Station, Plaistow, from the south-east, 1952

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Title [EAW043561] The Balaam Street Recreation Ground (Plaistow Park) looking towards Plaistow Station, Plaistow, from the south-east, 1952
Reference EAW043561
Date 4-June-1952
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Place name PLAISTOW
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 540559, 182808
Longitude / Latitude 0.026425063112528, 51.526187418349
National Grid Reference TQ406828

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Salvation Army hall, London Road Dow derelict http://www.derelictlondon.com/uploads/5/6/0/3/5603187/_3195130_orig.jpg

Plaistow-Kid
Monday 13th of February 2017 10:09:59 PM
Nurses Chapel. Until the 1980's a small chapel stood here, used by the nurses in the nurses home on Howard's road. It was reachable by the use of a small alley and steps that led from the junction of Third/Second Avenue and Howard's Road. Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense used this area as one the locations of the film - And The Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) Staring Gareth Hunt. The scene at 40 minutes shows the interior of the chapel. (the 'church' in the film is not this building The scenes of all the ruined terraced streets were shot in First, Second and Third Avenue, which were being demolished as part of the areas rejuvenation.

Plaistow-Kid
Monday 13th of February 2017 09:22:23 PM
Telegraph Public house. One of the few buildings still standing after a V2 hit the area

Plaistow-Kid
Monday 13th of February 2017 09:15:39 PM
Nissan huts, put up after the row of shops between Geer Road and Caister Park Road was devastated by parachute mine

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 4th of February 2017 03:14:46 PM
Holdbrook County Secondary school

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 4th of February 2017 02:57:48 PM
Steps to the boy's playground off London Road

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:43:59 PM
Steps to the boy's playground off London Road

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:43:55 PM
On this site was a Methodist Church and sunday school (shows on 1939 O map) "In 1880 a 900-seater new church was built in High Street. Membership grew from 303 in 1904 to 408 in 1914. But in 1940 it was 141 with 81 members evacuated and in 1941 a bomb destroyed the building. Services continued in the near-by Given-Wilson Institute to 1942 and then the remaining congregation joined Harold Road (U) in 1962. The site is now flats." (source: http://www.newhamstory.com/node/2656)

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 17th of September 2016 10:20:31 PM
Chesterton Crescent The Crescent of houses was built prior to 1861. They stood as a crescent of large houses with residents of reverends and other gentry of the time. http://collage.ibase.media/view-item?i=28106 The right-hand section of the crescent stands today, the centre was demolished to allow the Chesterton Road to be created.

Plaistow-Kid
Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:04:40 PM
House (Number 59 Swete Street), and storage yard of Les Suckling, well known racer in F1 stock car. He raced with the number 132 and his yard was in Swete Street, where he kept his transport bus and cars. http://www.briscaf1stox.co.uk/website/drivers.php?d=1239&menu=g

Plaistow-Kid
Friday 9th of September 2016 10:30:55 PM
V2 hit here January 4, 1945, 20 Dead

Plaistow-Kid
Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:12:01 PM
Site of the Lord Gough public house. 72 Plaistow Road, destroyed in the Blitz http://www.newhamphotos.com/p667748833/h647AC0E1#h647ac0e1

Plaistow-Kid
Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:10:45 PM
Invalid and Crippled Children's Hospital, Balaam Street http://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/invalidplaistow.html

Plaistow-Kid
Monday 5th of September 2016 04:38:37 PM
Junction of Dongola Road and Khartoum Road After this date, Dongola Point tower block as erected and split Dongola into Dongola Road and Dongola Road West.

Plaistow-Kid
Monday 5th of September 2016 04:35:31 PM
First, Second and Third Avenue. This location and a house in Second Avenue were used as the location for the Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense film - And The Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) Staring Gareth Hunt. The scenes of all the ruined terraced streets were shot in First, Second and Third Avenue, which were being demolished as part of the areas rejuvenation.

Plaistow-Kid
Monday 5th of September 2016 04:13:19 PM
Public Baths, Plaistow Road

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 3rd of September 2016 08:00:31 PM
The Angel Public House Church Street

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 3rd of September 2016 07:15:50 PM
West Ham Parish Church

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 3rd of September 2016 07:14:39 PM
The Railway public house https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Railway_Tavern_Public_House,_London_E13_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1471299.jpg

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 1st of September 2016 05:21:15 PM
The school kitchens/dining rooms for Curwen Junior school. We had to use the Victoria road exit and walk down the road for our dinners here.

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 1st of September 2016 02:56:05 PM
The school kitchens/dining rooms for Curwen Junior school. We had to use the Victoria road exit and walk down the road for our dinners here.

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 1st of September 2016 02:55:59 PM
Lister park Locally known by us kids as "Itchy Ball Park", owing to its London Plane trees and their itch seed balls.

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 18th of August 2016 12:58:50 AM
Plaistow Maternity hospital http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/894a57a6-e29d-47b9-88b8-9c8a85faf411

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 18th of August 2016 12:49:48 AM
Chesterton House "Chesterton House, Balaam Street had an early 19th century front of seven bays, but an older interior. Among its occupants was Luke Howard, a Quaker, chemist and meteorologist, in 1915 it became a clinic of Plaistow maternity hospital, but was demolished in 1960." [Source: www.newhamstory.com]

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 18th of August 2016 12:48:09 AM
In this area in 1974, "Big Hermann" a 1000lb UXB was discovered https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2245&dat=19740803&id=gGwzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vzIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=2599,3011183&hl=en

Plaistow-Kid
Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:34:44 PM
Libra Arms public house http://pubshistory.com/EssexPubs/Plaistow/libra.shtml

Plaistow-Kid
Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:14:31 PM
Earl of Essex public house Greenwood Road

Plaistow-Kid
Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:10:42 PM
Greenwood road

Plaistow-Kid
Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:05:07 PM
The Plaza Picture House Richmond Street

Plaistow-Kid
Tuesday 16th of August 2016 06:29:08 PM
Plaistow Broadway

Plaistow-Kid
Sunday 14th of August 2016 08:12:32 PM

Plaistow-Kid
Sunday 14th of August 2016 12:58:31 PM
Perry Road Bridge

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 13th of August 2016 11:21:54 PM
Eileen's Snack bar To the right was Balaam Street Supplies http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/view-item?i=151154

Plaistow-Kid
Friday 12th of August 2016 11:54:59 PM
The Earl Derby Public House http://pubshistory.com/EssexPubs/Plaistow/derby.shtml

Plaistow-Kid
Friday 12th of August 2016 11:38:31 PM
Lord Nelson Pelly Road

Plaistow-Kid
Friday 12th of August 2016 08:38:29 PM
Greenwood Road Most of this road has now been demolished and built on Here is a map of the area in 1951

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 11th of August 2016 05:38:11 PM
West Ham bus station

Plaistow-Kid
Thursday 11th of August 2016 03:19:01 PM
St Mary's Hospital for Women and Children

Plaistow-Kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:39:55 PM
Plaistow Station

Plaistow-Kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 06:32:30 PM
Lord Ragland public house

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:43:00 AM
Sewer Outfull Now known as 'The Greenway'

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:35:48 AM
Black Lion Public House

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:34:02 AM
Site of Balaam Street Congregational Church. The church was damaged beyond repair in 1943. This location was replaced with a row of shops http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/view-item?i=151154

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:32:18 AM

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:25:18 AM
Balaam Street Park

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:06:24 AM
Spark's corner shop The corner of Chesterton Road and Swete Street

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:05:49 AM
The Red Lion Pub (Now Demolished)

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:02:47 AM
Children's sick Hospital Balaam Street

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:01:53 AM
Children's sick Hospital Balaam Street

Plaistow-kid
Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:01:50 AM
Curwen School Girls and Infants entrance, with the old storage building. Sadly the only piece of the original building now left standing.

Plaistow-kid
Saturday 6th of August 2016 12:53:00 PM
Burke School http://www.newhamstory.com/node/1722

Plaistow-kid
Saturday 6th of August 2016 12:12:17 PM
Howards Road Nurses Home http://www.newhamstory.com/node/1121

Plaistow-kid
Saturday 6th of August 2016 12:02:56 PM
Curwen Junior school http://www.newhamstory.com/node/1720

Plaistow-kid
Saturday 6th of August 2016 11:58:32 AM
This house was used in the Human League video (keep feeling) Fascination. 1st Avenue plaistow E13.

Time Traveller
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:28:04 PM
http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/view-item?i=151150

Plaistow-Kid
Saturday 13th of August 2016 12:00:25 AM
http://spatzspots.tumblr.com/post/129309422796/the-human-league-keep-feeling-fascination

Plaistow-Kid
Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:08:03 PM