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!’

Heritage Week in Newham 2018 – more details revealed of the celebrations of our unique borough

More details have been revealed of the special Newham Heritage week which kicks off in less than a month. The key themes this year are Women’s Suffrage, the Representation of the People Act of 1918 and the 100th anniversary of The Armistice, writes Colin Grainger. A launch event is being held on November 10 at The Gate Library … More Heritage Week in Newham 2018 – more details revealed of the celebrations of our unique borough

History group bids to find out more about Flats political and religious meetings

The Wanstead Flats history group are researching aspects of the history of this green space on Newham’s borders. Their latest project is looking at the use of the Flats for political and religious meetings. We have found a lot of references to meetings from the late 19th century to World War II, but after 1945 … More History group bids to find out more about Flats political and religious meetings

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

Magnificent Norman church that has stood the test of time

Calling St Mary Magdalene Church the jewel in Newham’s crown is a massive understatement. It is the sparkling diamond in our manor. It’s hard to think of anything that predates it that is in such a great condition, writes Colin Grainger. The 1130 church is getting a well-deserved makeover next month (Sept) with over £80,000 … More Magnificent Norman church that has stood the test of time