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

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…

Rolling Stones to return to Stratford – but The Last Time was a little different!

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!

Vision for the future of heritage in Newham

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