Mind your language – imagery that reveals so much of our lives…

I’ll have to be very careful with this look back at the phrases and sayings that have been part of life in and around the Royal docks community since well before I was a twinkle in my mother’s eye. If I give the impression I don’t know my ’ariss from my elbow I might have … More Mind your language – imagery that reveals so much of our lives…

Reporting from the F1H20 London – Heritage Newham goes live

This year’s F1H2O London has the word HERITAGE written on the programme and poster in capital letters. There are many different stories (one going back all the way to 1872…) which link this event with Royal Docks’s history, writes Colin Grainger. And to mark the event, Heritage Newham  – People, Places, Progress is going live thanks to … More Reporting from the F1H20 London – Heritage Newham goes live

Child’s play – focus on the games we played…

They are the games that have stood the test of time. Each generation had its own favourites and passed down the laughs and memories to the next in the Royal Docks Community. My earliest memory of those wonderful days is playing out in Auberon Street, North Woolwich, writes Colin Grainger. The family who lived in … More Child’s play – focus on the games we played…

Smashing piece of history – Moody’s ‘Rathbone’ herbal potions and amazing sarsparilla

It is with great pleasure that we are able to showpiece a smashing piece of history – thanks to the granddaughter of a true Canning Town legend. And it really is one to warm our hearts, writes Colin Grainger. Janice Oliver got in touch to brighten our lives with stories of her grandparents that will … More Smashing piece of history – Moody’s ‘Rathbone’ herbal potions and amazing sarsparilla

Candidates make their pledges over history and heritage

Two of the five candidates in the Newham Mayoral Election outlined their plans and passion for preserving and protecting the borough’s history and heritage. Liberal Democrat candidate Gareth Benjamin Evans and Conservative Rahima Khan attended the quarterly open meeting of the Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progressthis evening at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park in Canning Town. The … More Candidates make their pledges over history and heritage