Rare West Ham book to be auctioned off for charity

Philip Geeson with the West Ham book he hopes to auction for charity

Philip Geeson with the West Ham book he hopes to auction for charity - Credit: Archant

A charity shop is hoping to raise some cash by auctioning off a rare history book.

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

It contains historic images of West Ham from its pre-London days, and has an order of service tucked inside 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 with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses. If anyone is interested in the book, they should contact Philip on 01708 760530.


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