Rainbow Trust, Harold Wood, to auction rare book of historic West Ham images

The old power station in Canning Town

The old power station in Canning Town - Credit: Archant

A Harold Wood charity shop hopes to raise some cash by auctioning a rare book.

The old power station in Canning Town

The old power station in Canning Town - Credit: Archant

Fifty Years a Borough: The Story of West Ham was donated to the Rainbow Trust shop in Station Road last month.

The photo book contains historic images of West Ham from its pre-London days, and even has an order of service tucked inside it from the 1936 golden jubilee of the borough’s incorporation.

“Someone donated it and I just picked it out as I thought it might be something a bit special,” said volunteer Philip Gesson.

The Rainbow Trust supports the families of youngsters who have life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.


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If you are interested in the book – some of which is reproduced here – contact Philip on 01708 760 530.

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