What did Plaistow look like in the years after the Great War? This photo from the WHCM archives looks like one of the “Peace Teas” that celebrated the
end of the war in 1918.
In the photo on the left you can see they are outside number 320 Barking Road, Plaistow – this is where Samrat Tandoori restaurant is now.
These crowds in the picture below are outside the Memorial Church, near the junction of Barking Road and Adine Road. The Hovis sign painted on the brick wall at the corner is still there.
Below is a photo of the Memorial Church on the day it was opened in 1922.
Thanks to WHCM for these archive photos. You can see more on their Flickr photostream. If you have any photos from Plaistow at the time of the First World War or the years afterwards, we would be delighted to add them.