The Royal Docks History Club’s Facebook Live Talk Show

Tune in for the Royal Docks History Club’s first Facebook Live Show on to discover more on the History of the The Royal Docks. You will be able to comment with your own questions and ask guests or the host what you want, writes Colin Grainger. The event is on Thursday June 25 between 6.30 … More The Royal Docks History Club’s Facebook Live Talk Show

Spotlight on 75th anniversary of VE Day – some marvellous local memories

Some marvellous memories were gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in Newham, writes Colin Grainger. The first is from Roy Cable, who was a young boy when the Blitz started. He shares his memories of air raids, bomb shelters and VE Day street parties. Enjoy, and there are 13 other VE Day … More Spotlight on 75th anniversary of VE Day – some marvellous local memories

Apologies: Heritage Newham public meeting for Thursday January 23 postponed

Profuse apologies but a public meeting being organised by Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress for tomorrow has had to be postponed. The meeting was due to take place at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park, in Hermit Road, Canning Town, tomorrow, Thursday January 23, from 5pm. But due to illness, the meeting has … More Apologies: Heritage Newham public meeting for Thursday January 23 postponed

Heritage Newham meeting – join our bid to ensure history matters

A public meeting being organised by Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress takes place this week. The meeting is at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park, in Hermit Road, Canning Town, on Thursday January 23, from 5pm. We hope you can join us to discuss our future projects and anything else history or heritage … More Heritage Newham meeting – join our bid to ensure history matters

Pictures of the part the Royal Docks played in the D Day landings

More than three years ago I wrote a piece that attracted a lot of interest about the part that our manor played in the D Day. Thanks to the memories of funeral boss Stan Harris I told a story that had stayed relatively unknown for generations. It is a story that changed the course of … More Pictures of the part the Royal Docks played in the D Day landings

Heritage meeting postponed – but new date fixed

Apologies, but due to circumstances beyond our control, the public meeting being organised by Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress has had to be postponed, writes Colin Grainger. We were staging our latest public meeting at the Terence Brown at Arc In The Park, in Hermit Road, Canning Town, this coming Thursday November 28. But due … More Heritage meeting postponed – but new date fixed

How you can be part of events celebrating the history of the Royal Docks

Two events are being staged as part of a special festival to celebrate the history of the Royal Docks, writes Colin Grainger. And local people with a passion for history are being given the chance to not only enjoy but take part in the events. Newham is one of the Museum of London Docklands primary … More How you can be part of events celebrating the history of the Royal Docks

Heritage Week – events staged by childrens’ charity, music hall, history cub and the ‘cathedral of sewage!’

The Heritage Newham: People, Places, Progress group would like to give an extra mention to some events being staged as part of Heritage Week 2018. These need to be booked through group founder Kevin Jenkins, or will actually feature Kevin or a representative of the group, Thursday November 8 Young People’s Heritage Day (primary school … More Heritage Week – events staged by childrens’ charity, music hall, history cub and the ‘cathedral of sewage!’

Reflections of the past … mapping out the past of the old County Borough of East Ham

Another in our series of Reflections of the Past. I am indebted to the wonderful Maureen Norris for this superb example of an old map of the County Borough of East Ham produced in the late 1950s, writes Colin Grainger. Burrows Pointer guide maps came, as the name suggests, with a pointer, which you can … More Reflections of the past … mapping out the past of the old County Borough of East Ham