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St Mary Whitechapel 1703 to 1758
St Luke Limehouse 1846-1875
St John Bethnal Green 1837-1891
Watermen and Lightermen Section: selected CDs
This CD lists some 12,000 apprentices that were reassigned from their original master to another.
1628 Admiralty Muster of Watermen
On the searchable CD-Rom, there are some 2,393 names of Watermen. Information recorded is forename, surname, age in 1628/9, number of voyages made, location and notes (such as trumpeter, gunner, boatswain).
The earliest Company record is dated 1692, so this is a wonderful resource for possibly pushing your history further back in time.
1648 Petition of Watermen for the King.
This document, from the House of Lords, records the names of 2,026 watermen from the last year of the reign of Charles I.
The Petition is the vital link between the earlier 1628 Admiralty Muster and the beginnings of the Company's records in 1692.
Also included on the CD are an index to the names, commentary & analysis by James and image samples of the original 350 year old scroll together with a 1673 list of Watermen in the Tower of London.
To browse our entire collection of Watermen CDs, including our apprenticeship records, please click here: Watermen
Under Oars: Reminiscences of a Thames Lighterman, 1894-1909, by Harry Harris.
An incredibly rare book, about the arduous job of working on the river. I saw more than one on the internet the other day on sale for £120!
Tales of a Thames Lighterman, by Ernest G Murray.
This book is incredibly rare and this is probably one of the only copies on the market!
Thomas Doggett Pictur'd by Walter Leon.
This is a rare first edition and an excellent waterman book to add to your collection!
EAST OF LONDON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY RECORDS
East of London Family History Society
Census 1891 Hackney Part 1.RG12/0179 - 0194.
Covering: Stoke Newington, Stamfod Hill, West Hackney and Hackney
Tower Hamlets Marriages & Banns (Vol 1)-Disc3 Holy Trinity Minories 1676 - 1754
Christ Church Spitalfields Banns 1833 - 1861
Merchant Taylors Merchant Taylors' Company Membership Index 1530 - 1928
To buy the CD of the complete database (36000 records) click here: Merchant Taylors' Company Membership Index 1530 - 1928
To search the index click : MT Index
BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES AND BURIALS IN THAMES AND MEDWAY PARISHES
To search the entire collection click below:
Trueflare Thames and River Medway single CDs
Trueflare Thames and River Medway compendium CDs
To browse all of our maps including the Alan Godfrey collection (still at the old price) click here: MAPS
The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939–45.
Atlas of over 100 detailed maps printed in colour, with a 22 page introduction by Dr Robin Woolven. The maps extends roughly from Hammersmith to Woolwich and from Highgate to Sydenham.
WE HAVE ONLY GOT 1 IN STOCK, it is extremely rare, and can only continue to go up in value!
PARISH REGISTER BOOK OFFERS
East End Murders:From Jack the Ripper to Ronnie Kray By Neil Storey. THIS BOOK IS NOW HALF PRICE AT LESS THAN £5!
True Crime History
Tales of London's Docklands by Henry Bradford ALSO ONLY £4.99!!!!
"Tales of London's Docklands" is an anthology of true stories
Voices of Stepney By DEE GORDON ALSO ONLY £4.99!!!!!
The book is the unique and fascinating result of many conversations with people who lived and worked in Stepney during 1950 and 1960.
All of the following books are now ONLY £9.99!
Canning Town Voices (Chalford Oral History S.)by Howard Bloch
Newham Dockland (Images of England) by Howard Bloch.
A fascinating collection of 200 images, this book reveals a vanished world,which few people knew.
Remembering Romford (In Old Photographs)by Brian Evans
Spitalfields People Talk About The Evacuation
"Where's Your Horns?" Spitalfields People Talk About The Evacuation.
A Bethnal Green Memoir:Recollections of life in the 1930-1950
Memories of growing up in the East End between the wars by Derek Houghton
East Enders' Postcards (Archive Photographs: Images of London)by Brian Girling.
This fascinating collection of over 250 archive postcards explores the communities of Stepney, Poplar and Bethnal Green in the East End of London
Hackney Memories by Alan Wilson.
The 1930s were a troubled era, and England at this time was a land of contrasts. In Hackney Memories Alan Wilson gives us a vivid impression of growing up in a working-class family in the East End at this time
Here are three excellent second hand books:
A History of Warfare by John Keegan
(paperback) £4 plus £2.70 p&p (uk)
Military Blunders (The how and why of military failure)
by Saul David (paperback) £4 plus £2.70 p&p (uk)
Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom 1788-1851
by Peter Padfield (paperback) £4 plus p&p (uk)
(If you are from outside the UK ask Yvonne about postage charges)
If you would like any of these then please email Yvonne (email@example.com
Thames Books, all have recently been discounted!
Liquid History:To Commemorate Fifty Years of the Port of London Authority 1909-1959, by Arthur Bryant.
London from the Thames
The Port of London
Thames: Sacred River (Hardcover)
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Ramblings from the Estate
I last did a 10k (6.2 miles in old money) in May and as soon as I had fallen over the line in that one I had signed up for another; the Teach First run the river 10k (or something like that). This involved two laps of 5k which started outside the mayor's office, went over Tower Bridge, along the river to Southwark bridge, over that, and back along the river to the start. Normally it is on a Sunday (not many people about) but this time around it was on a Tuesday at 7 pm (lots of people about). I've been training pretty hard for this (except when I had my nose op, when I took a couple of days off, oh and when I burst my ear drum, another few days off, oh and when I strained my hamstring again......you get the picture!) Anyway I still harboured thoughts of a P.B (personal best) which at the time stood at 41 minutes 28 seconds! I call it a race but I'm not sure why really, as unlike Mo Farah I don't stand any chance of winning.....I suppose I'm racing myself and others over the age of 50! I set off on the two mile journey from Legon Towers to the start with plenty of time to spare and I thought running there would be a decent warm up (even though it was very warm already). As soon as I got a minute down the road I realised I had forgotten my Oyster card for the bus journey back, but I couldn't be bothered to go back and get it, which I'd regret later! I did indeed get there ridiculously early and warmed up some more for nearly an hour by which time my top with 'JONNO' on the front was soaked in sweat! Just before the off I optimistically elbowed myself to the front and waited for the countdown, which never came, it was just a bang! I planned on racing along at 6 minutes and 40 seconds a mile pace, however, it quickly dawned on me that there was a problem-it was now dark! It's bad enough looking at my watch thingy with no glasses, but no glasses and in the dark, impossible! So, I just had to run as fast as I could without blowing up, if you know what I mean! Tower bridge was full of people so I ran down the road (which was full of cars instead), then we turned left and followed a path alongside the river; not many people but loads of little lefts and rights, and bollards, and some steps, not conducive to a P.B! I got to the point where I could just about breath and decided to try and keep to that pace. I had some inspiration going over Southwark bridge as Her Indoors and my niece, Talisa, were there to cheer me on. Then it was back to square one and a water station, relief! But hang on, they were holding out plastic cups! I don't know if you've ever tried to grab a plastic cup full of water whilst running at 9 m.p.h, but trust me it's not easy, and I failed! I grabbed it, it split and I held it to my bone dry mouth and got about two drops! Then it was back over the bridge and less than half way to go. Being knackered and barely able to breath I just had my eyes fixed on the guy in front and followed him; this was working until he took a wrong turn and like a hapless lemming I followed him towards some steps that led down to the swirling river! There was only one last moment of drama which almost put me out of the race; a could hear a guy catching me, and I could sense him getting closer and closer, but what I didn't expect was that he would clip my heel and I almost went head over heels down the road! (No apology from him by the way!) Shortly after that the finish line came into view, but I was too exhausted to put in any kind of sprint! I couldn't believe it but I beat my supporters back so they weren't there to witness my glorious finish! We celebrated by going for an Italian meal, and it was at this point I regretted not going back for my bus pass as I now had a 2 mile journey home, which of course I jogged! Oh yes, I'm afraid I didn't get a P.B, but missed it by 25 seconds....better luck next time eh, oh no, next time it's 26.2 miles in the London Marathon!
This week I've been eating muffins, healthy ones too! So why don't you try making these Low Fat Apple, Banana and Cinnamon Muffins
This little clip amused Her Indoors, and me, so here's a short video involving a raccoon and cat food!
I love the way it scuttles away at the end!
Jno and the gang!