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Eddie B 4:36 Sun May 5
East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
130 years it had been there. Real shame.

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eusebiovic 2:31 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
It's nothing new

Huge estates were built in South London in the 70's to accommodate all the North London overspill.

Aylesbury Estate, Heygate Estate, North Peckham Estate...were all built despite declining population due to closure of docks, factories and other industries.

Southwark Council were taking backhanders to build huge estates even though the demand wasn't there - and that was including those who agreed to move there from other parts of London. Most didn't want to though...which was entirely understandable.

GRiM71 1:40 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
EHWMC was one of my local haunts real shame to see it go, we used to flit between there and the Central.

IIRC Hackney bought lots of property in Beckton to get rid of their shit and gentrify their area. 25 years later Beckton somewhat resembles how Hackney was/is.

There is a 3 part documentary on BBC i-player based on gangs in Newham called Escaping Gangs. Mainly based in Beckton.

hammer205 1:32 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club TONIGHT
Just to let you all know
It closes tonight
Poster please correct your heading

smartypants 1:30 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
I feel for the older generations who have lived for years in what have now become sink estates. I guess some have gradually watched there commmnity turn into a living hell

eusebiovic 1:22 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
It is revealing how the odd terrace street or remnant of a square or crescent that escaped the compulsory purchase order is now regarded as the most desirable property you can get your hands on.

Lots of council housing was low rise and well designed...it was the corrupt stuff with experimental building materials which created instant slums which were worse than a lot of the unmodernised terraces they replaced that created the problem.

bruuuno 12:42 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
1964 maybe people who live in decent houses are ok but my poor aunt doll who lives in one of the estates round poplar is being terrorised by the people in her flats

1964 12:21 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
I still have freinds there, they seem to be OK. They all have decent houses and are probably to old to bother moving. Think most of the violent crime etc is within mixes, if you don't mix with the types you don't see it.

RM10 11:32 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
It’s only because parents and authorities allow it too happen, this country needs to get its real values back once more but very difficult with these new age parents these days

Hermit Road 11:31 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
1964 10:58 Mon May 6

I agree with this to a point, but when it was impossible to get a council flat from Newham council despite your family living there for generations, they were at the same time taking money from other local authorities to house newly arrived migrants. This happened from the 80s onwards.

the last eastender 11:25 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
1964

Different people move out for different reasons, one of the biggest reason was because of the rising violent crime, like now much of it aimed at kids.
As I say now Romford and Hornchurch are suffering with it and I know of people who moved there from inner London looking to move further out.
It's like a disease it catches and spreads..

1964 11:14 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
the last eastender

Yes but if everybody hadn't moved out would it be like that now.

It wasn't like that when I was a kid.

the last eastender 11:00 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
1964
Yes but do you want to raise kids in an area filled with extremely violent crime where the powers that be are not doing enough.
It was Newham and all the inner London boroughs now the same is happening to Havering

1964 10:58 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Man's Club closed yesterday
The ones that bemoan the demise of the east end are partly to blame for moving out and leaving it open to its change.

the last eastender 10:43 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
Someone I know who is a member has told me it will reopen albeit as a smaller building with flats on top of it.
It's not closing for good.

HBHammer 9:04 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
I actually lived in there for a while when the old man was the Steward (EHWMC not the toy shop)

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 3:17 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
I forgot to look out for the old toy shop on Barking Road near the old green gate. My old nan used to take me there every couple of weeks so i could buy a couple of bits of track for the hornby set

Lovely old shop that surprised they lasted til the 2000's at all really

jfk 3:04 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
Gavros,
I like many others have moved out.im not going to dig you out you've apparently had a touch buying a gaff in Hackney I've done alright and bought when the property market was on its arse.
You're a single bloke from what I can gather,lve got three kids my eldest is 20 youngest 11.
Don't get me wrong I'm well aware Hackney ain't the dump it was but there's not a way in the world I'd ever bring kids up there.

jfk 2:39 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
Loved the whole area way back when even though I grew up in Romford.
First game at Upton Park was as a four year old with my grandad I'm now 52.
You don't realise how much you miss something until it's gone.I doubt I'll ever return to that neck of the woods

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 2:20 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
went to the area on Friday all the way to Plaistow station to East Ham. Fucking gutting seeing all the pubs ive drunk in at some point gone. And upton gardens looks shit in my opinion

normannomates 2:11 Mon May 6
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
Another nail.

Pop Robson 8:53 Sun May 5
Re: East Ham Working Men's Club Closing Monday
That is LIVE act and DJ

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