Come and join in the fun! Heritage Facebook groups covering Newham

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.

You can find Heritage Newham on Twitter on

and you can also find us on Instagram







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