Spotlight on Newham’s history and heritage – date change for meeting

The Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress group is holding a public meeting on October 29 , following a date change, In line with today’s current COVID restrictions it will be held online via Zoom. Apologies for the date change. We have had to move it from the original date due to unforeseen circumstances. It will now … More Spotlight on Newham’s history and heritage – date change for meeting

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

Heritage Lottery Fund boost for Newham – and celebration of history is planned

Newham has officially became an ‘Area of Focus’ for funding and support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It’s a boost to the borough’s history and heritage and will give locals a chance to apply for grants for projects, writes Colin Grainger. The announcement was made jointly by the Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz with the … More Heritage Lottery Fund boost for Newham – and celebration of history is planned

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

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!’