Book reviews — February 1988
The following books provide a basic introduction to the history of the borough of Newham:
HISTORY OF EAST AND WEST HAM By G. Pagenstecher. (1908)
A follow up to Katharine Fry's History, this was intended for schools. It covers the history of East and West Ham from pre-Roman times to 1904. An index has been produced by the Local Studies Library.
OLD PLAISTOW By John Curwen. (4th Ed. 1905)
Based on a series of lectures given by John S Curwen at the turn of the century it is a combination of history and memories of Plaistow as it was in the 1840s before the docks and industrialisation. Index produced by the Local Studies Library.
SILVERTOWN AND NEIGHBOURHOOD By A. P. Crouch. (1900)
Part of this book relates the early history of the area and some legends associated with it, but it also gives a detailed history of the development of Silvertown and the firms that were based there. Index produced by Local Studies library.
© GLIAS, 1988