Tag Archives: Joseph Westwood

The Distress

It must have been quite an experience to live on the Island in the middle of the 19th century. Just imagine what it was like to be living in a place that was developing and changing so much that – … Continue reading

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Hello, Hello, Hello, What’s All This Then?

Compared to other East End dockland areas, the Isle of Dogs had less crime to speak of. That’s not to say there was none, but the conservative and close-knit nature of its people – along with its geographical isolation – to a large … Continue reading

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Westwoods – From the Thames to the Indus

The Thames Ironworks company (birthplace of West Ham United FC) originated in 1837 as Ditchburn & Mare Shipbuilders. Two of their subcontractors and managers, Robert Baillie and Joseph Westwood – along with a third man, James Campbell, who retired not many … Continue reading

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