West Ham

West Ham

infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region= London
official_name= West Ham
constituency_westminster= West Ham
post_town= LONDON
dial_code= 020
os_grid_reference= TQ405837
postcode_area= E
postcode_district=E13, E15
london_borough= Newham
longitude= 0.0266
latitude= 51.5346

West Ham is a district in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England, located convert|6.1|mi|km|1|lk=on east of Charing Cross. From 1889 to 1965 it formed part of the County Borough of West Ham. West Ham gives its name to the Parliamentary constituency of West Ham, although the constituency also extends over other areas such as Plaistow and Stratford. It is currently represented by Lyn Brown.

porting associations

The football club West Ham United F.C. is named after the area. Their nicknames, "the Irons" and "the Hammers" derive from their association with the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, whose workers formed Thames Ironworks F.C. West Ham F.C. now play at the Boleyn Ground in nearby Upton Park.The West Ham Stadium, a football, greyhound racing and speedway stadium, operated between 1928 and 1972, with a capacity of 120,000.


The street names of housing developed on the site of the former stadium pay homage to the speedway greats associated with West Ham, including Bluey Wilkinson and Jack Young. The West Ham Hammers team were involved in the top flight leagues 1929 to 1939, 1946 to 1955 and 1964 to 1971, winning the inaugural British League in 1965. [ [http://www.speedwayresearcher.org.uk/westham.html Speedway information on West Ham] accessed 11 May 2007] The Lakeside Hammers, who race at the Arena Essex Raceway next to Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, are now the nearest team and took their name from the defunct West Ham outfit.


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Transport and locale

Nearest areas

* East Ham, Upton Park to the east
* Plaistow to the east
* Stratford to the north
* Leyton to the north-east
* Canning Town to the south

Nearest tube stations

* West Ham station
* Plaistow tube station
* Stratford station
* Canning Town station
* Upton Park tube station


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  • West Ham — see NEWHAM …   English World dictionary

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