Join us to discuss Newham’s heritage and history

The Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress group is holding a public meeting in two week’s time. In line with today’s current COVID restrictions it will be held online via Zoom on Thursday October 8 from 5 to 7pm. We hope you can join us to discuss our future projects and anything else history or … More Join us to discuss Newham’s heritage and history

Young get chance to design COVID-19 capsule – and fill the inside!

Newham’s young people are being given the chance to design the outside of a special time capsule – as well as contribute to the contents. Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve and Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress have together launched the project about the COVID-19 time capsule. Charity founder and heritage group founder Kevin Jenkins came … More Young get chance to design COVID-19 capsule – and fill the inside!

All the fun – and history of – the fair on the Flats

Roll Up! Roll Up! A new booklet detailing the history of the fair at Wanstead Flats will be available soon. From their earliest days fairs have had a reputation for drunkenness, lewdness and riotous behaviour – as well, of course, for fun and pleasure, writes Colin Grainger. The Wanstead Flats fair, which dates back to … More All the fun – and history of – the fair on the Flats

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 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

New book turns spotlight on West Ham and its fire brigade

Local history enthusiast, Peter Williams, has written a beautifully illustrated book on West Ham and its fire service. This book looks at the development of West Ham as part of the wider East London area, and how West Ham’s position influenced the development of its fire brigade, writes Colin Grainger. From haphazard arrangements under the old parish vestry … More New book turns spotlight on West Ham and its fire brigade