Colin Grainger

Canning Town one hundred years ago

Nice discovery. Superb picture of Barking Road, Canning Town, one hundred years ago in 1920.

It’s almost like a model.

A Department of Transport photographer captured this one. Picture: Historic England Archives.


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One Comment

  1. diane
    July 15, 2023

    Hi Colin,

    I am researching my family history & I’m struggling to find information regarding a company & its address. Would you be able to offer any advice regarding this company / place?

    It is a company named “Bella Burnie Ltd (ship repairing)” on the 1921 census. The address given for the company is 27, Junction Street Canning Town. My grandfather worked as a labourer in the dry dock so the 1921 census states.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Many thanks


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This article was written on 24 Oct 2020, and is filed under Canning Town, Heritage, History.

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