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
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
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
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
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
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…
Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress is pleased to announce that the third Newham Heritage Week will take place between November 8 and 18. More details to come, but we can already reveal that a number of exciting events are being planned to cater for all ages and communities in and around the borough.
The next full open meeting of the Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress will be held on Thursday April 26 at the Terence Brown Arc In The Park , off Hermit Road, Canning Town, from 5pm. On the agenda is a general progress report on the group’s work, plans for Heritage Week later this year and a social media … More Heritage Newham group – latest meeting
The Rolling Stones will play their first UK concerts in five years – and the first will be at the London Stadium in Stratford. And it is 53 years since the band last ‘starred’ in Newham, at West Ham Magistrates Court! The dates make up the second leg of the No Filter tour that the … More Rolling Stones to return to Stratford – but The Last Time was a little different!
The Heritage Newham group launched over two years ago and has brought together many individuals and organisations who have a passion for history and heritage. There is a massive amount of goodwill in and around our borough to celebrate our past and keep history alive for all generations, writes Colin Grainger. Originally called the Museum … More Vision for the future of heritage in Newham