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West Ham
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West Ham

West Ham was recorded as Hamme in 958 which signifies that this and East Ham were then only one geographical location and it was not until 1186 that the name Westhamma was recorded. The name is derived from the Old English hamm, a water meadow referring to the low-lying riverside meadow near the bend of the Thames. (See also East Ham.)

The station was opened as WEST HAM by the London Tilbury & Southend Railway on 1 February 1901 and was first used by Underground trains on 2 June 1902.

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