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Canning Town is a district in the West Ham area of the London Borough of Newham.

Prior to the 19th century, the district was largely marshland, and accessible only by boat, or a toll bridge. In 1809, an Act of Parliament was passed for the construction of the Barking Road between the East India Docks and Barking. A five span iron bridge was constructed in 1810 to carry the road across the River Lea at Bow Creek. This bridge was damaged by a collision with a collier in March 1887 and replaced by the London County Council (LCC) in 1896. This bridge was in turn replaced in 1934, at a site to the north and today’s concrete flyover begun in smaller form in the 1960s, but successively modified to incorporate new road layouts for the upgraded A13 road and a feeder to the Limehouse Link tunnel, avoiding the Blackwall Tunnel. The abutments of the old iron bridge have now been utilised for the Jubilee footbridge, linking the area to Leamouth, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the western bank of the Lea.

The area is thought to be named for the first Viceroy of India, Charles John Canning, who suppressed the Indian Mutiny about the time the district expanded. The population increased rapidly after the North London Line was built from Stratford to North Woolwich, in 1846. This was built to carry coal and goods from the docks; and when the passenger station was first built it was known as Barking Road. Speculative builders constructed houses for the workers attracted by the new chemical industries established in the lower reaches of the River Lea, and for the nearby Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company and Tate & Lyle refinery.

The opening of the Royal Victoria Dock in 1855 accelerated the development of the area creating employment and a need to house dock workers and their families. New settlements around the dock developed, starting with Hallsville, Canning Town and Woolwich, and later the areas now known as Custom House, Silvertown and West Silvertown. The new settlements lacked water supply and had no sewage system, leading to the spread of cholera and smallpox. The casual nature of employment at the docks meant poverty and squalid living conditions for many residents.

The industries around the dock were often unhealthy and dangerous. As trade unions and political activists fought for better living conditions and the dock area became the centre of numerous movements with Will Thorne, James Keir Hardie and other later becoming leading figures in the Labour Party. From the late 19th century, a large African mariner community was established in Canning Town as a result of new shipping links to the Caribbean and West Africa.
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My grandparents, James Isaac and Mary Ann Johnson ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow from the early 1900s to about 1935 or so.

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My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

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VIEW THE CANNING TOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CANNING TOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CANNING TOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CANNING TOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CANNING TOWN AREA IN THE 1900s
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East Greenwich Gas Works:   The East Greenwich Gas Works of the South Metropolitan Gas Company was the last gas works to be built in London.
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Ravensbourne College:   Ravensbourne college - formerly Bromley Technical College - was formed in the amalgamation of the Bromley School of Art and the Department of Furniture Design of the Beckenham School of Art.
St Luke’s Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Star Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Emily Street (1925):   Emily Street at the junction of Jude Street, Canning Town, 1925


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Addington Road, E16 · Aviary Close, E16 · Avondale Court, E16 · Avondale Road, E16 · Barking Road, E14 · Barking Road, E16 · Baron Walk, E16 · Beaconsfield Road, E16 · Bethell Avenue, E16 · Bidder Street (North), E16 · Bidder Street, E14 · Bidder Street, E16 · Birch Close, E16 · Blackwall Trading Estate, E16 · Blanche Street, E13 · Brunel Street, E16 · Burke Street, E16 · Caxton St North, E16 · Caxton Street North, E16 · Celandine Way, E15 · Chargeable Lane, E16 · Chargeable Street, E13 · Chargeable Street, E16 · Chester Road, E16 · Clarence Road, E16 · Clarkson Road, E16 · Clifford Road, E16 · Clifton Road, E16 · Cody Road, E16 · Cody Road, E3 · Columbia Road, E13 · Comyns Close, E16 · Cranberry Lane, E16 · Cutter Lane, SE10 · Daisy Road, E16 · Damask Crescent, E16 · Desford Road, E16 · Dock Road, E16 · Dock Road, IG11 · Durham Road, E16 · Exning Road, E16 · Fen Street, E16 · Florence Street, E16 · Ford Street, E16 · Formunt Close, E16 · Gainsborough Road, E15 · George Street, E16 · Germander Way, E15 · Grayling Close, E16 · Hallsville Road, E16 · Hamilton Road, E15 · Hermit Road, E16 · Hilda Road, E16 · Huntingdon Street, E16 · Ives Road, E16 · Jude Street, E16 · Killip Close, E16 · Kimberley Road, E16 · Lanrick Road, E14 · Lawrence Street, E16 · Lester Avenue, E16 · Liverpool Road, E16 · Lower Lea Crossing, E14 · Lower Lea Crossing, E16 · Mafeking Road, E16 · Malmesbury Road, E16 · Malmesbury Terrace, E16 · Manor Road, E16 · Maskell Estate, E16 · MaudStreet, E16 · Mayfield Road, E13 · Memorial Avenue, E15 · Milner Road, E15 · Mitre Passage, SE10 · More Close, E16 · Nelson Street, E16 · North Greenwich Station, E14 · North Greenwich Station, SE10 · Nutmeg Close, E16 · Orchard Place, E14 · Orchard Place, E16 · Peninsula Square, SE10 · Penrose Way, E14 · Penrose Way, SE10 · Percy Road, E16 · Peto St North, E16 · Peto Street North, E16 · Pier Walk, SE10 · Pilgrims Mews, E14 · Portree Street, E14 · Protea Close, E16 · Pylon Trading Estate, E16 · Rathbone Market, E16 · Rathbone Street, E16 · Ronald Ave, E13 · Ronald Ave, E15 · Ronald Avenue, E15 · Ruscoe Road, E16 · Scarab Close, E16 · Sheppard Street, E16 · Shirley Street, E16 · Silvertown Way, E16 · Silvocea Way, E14 · St Lukes Square, E16 · Star Lane, E16 · Stephenson Street, E16 · Sycamore Close, E16 · Tant Avenue, E16 · Tarling Road, E16 · Teasel Way, E15 · Tidal Basin Road Silvertown Way, E16 · Trinity Buoy Wharf, E14 · Trinity Buoy Wharf, E16 · Tyas Road, E16 · Up At The 02, E14 · Up At The 02, SE10 · Valerian Way, E15 · Verbena Close, E16 · Violet Close, E16 · Wharfside Road, E14 · Wharfside Road, E16 · Wouldham Road, E16 ·
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