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West Ham District, Essex


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Notes: West Ham was a local government district in the extreme south west of Essex from 1886 to 1965, forming part of the built-up area of London, although outside the County of London. It was immediately north of the River Thames and east of the River Lee.
Contents [hide] 1 Area and boundaries 2 Predecessors 3 Incorporation 4 County borough 5 Utilities 6 Borough council 6.1 Wards 6.2 Politics 6.3 Coat of arms 7 Abolition and inclusion in Greater London 8 References 9 External links // [edit] Area and boundaries
The borough included Plaistow, West Ham, Stratford, Canning Town and Silvertown - all of the current-day London Borough of Newham west of Green Street. At the time of the 1901 census it was the ninth most populous town or district in England with a population of 267,308.[4] Although West Ham did not become officially part of London until 1965, the borough formed part of London's built-up area, was part of the London postal district and the Metropolitan Police District.
From 1934 to 1965 it was surrounded by the County Borough of East Ham to the east, the municipal boroughs of Wanstead and Woodford and Leyton to the north, and the metropolitan boroughs of Poplar to the west and Greenwich to the south.
[edit] Predecessors
West Ham underwent rapid growth from 1844 following the Metropolitan Building Act. The Act restricted dangerous and noxious industries from operating in the metropolitan area, the eastern boundary of which was the River Lee. Consequently, many of these activities were relocated to the western side of the river and to West Ham, then a parish in Essex. As a result, West Ham became one of Victorian Britain's major manufacturing centres for pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and processed foods. This rapid growth earned it the name "London over the border".[5] The growth of the town was summarised by The Times in 1886:
"Factory after factory was erected on the marshy wastes of Stratford and Plaistow, and it only required the construction at Canning Town of the Victoria and Albert Docks to make the once desolate parish of West Ham a manufacturing and commercial centre of the first importance and to bring upon it a teeming and an industrious population."[5]
Many workers lived in slum conditions close to where they worked, leading to periodic outbreaks of contagious diseases and severe poverty. It had become apparent that local government in the parish of West Ham was not adequate to meet the needs of the area which was divided between the parish vestry, highway board and the Havering and Dagenham Commissioners of Sewers. Problems centred on provision of adequate paving, water supply, fire fighting and control of development. In 1853 a group of ratepayers initiated moves to improve local administration. This led to a public enquiry by Charles Dickens' brother Alfred, a medical officer, who published a report in 1855 severely critical of conditions in the slum areas.[5]
Accordingly the Public Health Act 1848 was applied to the parish, and a local board of health was formed in 1856. The board had 15 members: 12 elected and 3 nominated by the Commissioners of Sewers.[6]



Latitude: 51.5283000, Longitude: 0.0040389


Matches 1 to 21 of 21

   Last name, First name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 BROCKES, Winifred E  25 Jun 1916West Ham District, Essex I6479
2 CLINKER, Alfred R   I6747
3 CLINKER, Herbert W   I6748
4 CLINKER, Mary Florence  27 Sep 1897West Ham District, Essex I6738
5 CLINKER, Richard  1892West Ham District, Essex I6737
6 ENEVER, Walter  1919West Ham District, Essex I4156
7 KLINKER, Francis H  1914West Ham District, Essex I6854
8 KLINKER, Frederick T  1912West Ham District, Essex I6855
9 KLINKER, Gladys R   I6856
10 MIDLANE, Egbert J  1913/4West Ham District, Essex I5066
11 MIDLANE, Frederick W  1912West Ham District, Essex I5064
12 ORCHARD, Ellen Emily Jane  1915West Ham District, Essex I6757
13 RANCE, Ada M  1914West Ham District, Essex I6750
14 RANCE, Eileen M   I6751
15 RANCE, Henry F J  1915/6West Ham District, Essex I6752
16 RANCE, Mary F   I6753
17 RANCE, Phoebe K   I6754
18 RANCE, William R  1917West Ham District, Essex I6755
19 READ, Arthur Charles Rawson  1901West Ham District, Essex I6770
20 VARNEY, Emily  1886West Ham District, Essex I6853
21 WALLEDGE, Katherine M  1917West Ham District, Essex I6462


Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last name, First name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 CLINKER, Richard  1893West Ham District, Essex I6737
2 ENEVER, Walter  1919West Ham District, Essex I4156
3 KLINKER, John Frederick  18 Aug 1933West Ham District, Essex I6734
4 TADMAN, Ann (Ada)  11 Feb 1932West Ham District, Essex I6482


Matches 1 to 14 of 14

   Family (spouse)    Married    Family ID 
1 CHAPMAN / BRINER  1879West Ham District, Essex F2310
2 CLINKER / YARRELL  29 Aug 1915West Ham District, Essex F1877
3 ENEVER / MIDLANE  1912West Ham District, Essex F737
4 HIGGINS / WILDEY  1894West Ham District, Essex F10257
5 KLINKER / VARNEY  1910West Ham District, Essex F1911
6 MIDLANE / BASSON  1901West Ham District, Essex F1422
7 MIDLANE / SPRINGALL  1905West Ham District, Essex F1415
8 MIDLANE / SPRINGALL  1910West Ham District, Essex F1414
9 RANCE / KLINKER  1912West Ham District, Essex F1878
10 RYAN / MIDLANE  1910West Ham District, Essex F1420
11 TRANTER / MIDLANE  1898West Ham District, Essex F1419
12 VARNEY / BLOOMFIELD  1895West Ham District, Essex F1913
13 WALLEDGE / OLNEY  1882West Ham District, Essex F1799
14 WEEKS / COMMONS  1913West Ham District, Essex F2612
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