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East and West Ham Past by Jim Lewis (Har...
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East Ham, in London's East End, had only 18 houses and 43 inhabitants in the 14th century and it had t changed much five centuries later, when in the 1850s the railway came. F...Read more

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East Ham, in London's East End, had only 18 houses and 43 inhabitants in the 14th century and it had t changed much five centuries later, when in the 1850s the railway came. Farmers and market gardeners grew crops for the 'distant' London market, their houses scattered thinly from Wanstead Flats in the rth to just south of the Turnpike Road. Beyond that, bird-haunted marshes stretched all the way form the venerable parish church down to the River Thames, a wilderness of ditches and flood plain. A phemenal transformation came in the second half of the 19th century as the demands of Britain's growing industries and population led to the use of low-cost land on the marshes for factories and, later, to a house-building boom, as people escaped from the over-crowded city on the railway and came to work in the local industries and trades. This book vividly illustrates the rapid changes in the area, over the last 150 years.

Key Features
Author(s)Jim Lewis
PublisherHistorical Publications Ltd
Date of Publication05/11/2004
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardback
ISBN-100948667931
ISBN-139780948667930
SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintHistorical Publications Ltd
Content Note150ill.

Dimensions
Width185 mm
Height246 mm

eBay Product ID: EPID107853505
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