The passion for memories of life in Newham can be easily summed up by the number of Facebook Groups covering history and heritage in the borough locally.
There are 22 we know of, and this is by no means a complete list, writes Colin Grainger.
There are also many others devoted to individual schools, workplaces, associations, groups and much more, many of which featured reflections of the past.
I’d like to praise all the group admins and all those who contribute daily, sometimes on more than a dozen occasions every day.
For your enjoyment, here are the ones we know about, and their links.
1 Heritage Newham (People, Places and Progress
2 Silvertown & North Woolwich Past and Present
3 Memories of Canning Town
4 Memories of E13
5 I grew up in North Woolwich and Silvertown
6 Memories of Plaistow and Beyond
7 Memories of Forest Gate E7 and Stratford E15
8 Real Memories of Forest Gate and Stratford
9 Memories of East Ham- Newham
10 I’m From Custom House Not Canning Town.
11 East End Memories
12 Newham History Society
13 Memories of Manor Park E12 and East Ham
14 Old School East Enders
15 Manor Park E12
16 Tate Lives: Salvaging the History of the Tate Institute and More
17 Royal Docks Community Voice
18 Eastside Community Heritage
19 Cockney Sparrows
20 East End Women’s Museum
21 EastEnd memories
22 London’s Royal Docks
And more are being set up daily, and on other social media.
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