Canning Town History Books
FamLoc displays details of Canning Town history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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“This isn’t the much-documented East End of the Krays, Jack the Ripper and the Bow Bells. This is London ‘over the border’, East of the River Lea, and it is arguably far more important than its much-mythologised neighbour. For here was London’s industrial heartland: the railways, docks and factories that altered the landscape, both physically and mentally. Over the Border: The Other East End tells the story of Stratford and its surrounding areas from the 11th century to the present day. It is the story of how the dreams of the few affected the lives of the many dreams of wealth and industry, of technological advance and artistic inspiration. It is the story of the dreamers and the people caught up in those dreams: of triumphs large and small, of great achievement and greater toil, of poverty, disease and murder. In looking at the twists and turns of this part of East London’s history, we can see that a new narrative is being written for the post-industrial era: one set to remould this landscape yet again, and perhaps provide it with a new identity.”
– Over the Border: The Other East End
We also include maps because they are a valuable source for making sense of the location and street names. Of particular interest are the Godfrey Edition maps, which are printed at a large scale, have street names included, and have the bonus of extracts from directories on the reverse, showing the names and proprietors of shops, doctors, etc.