Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

Pictures that illustrate the part East London 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 […]

An appeal at the very heart of the community in East London

An appeal that has part of local life for 42 years has just been launched. It’s a campaign that is right at the heart of life in East London. It was all those years ago […]

Help charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve be the Christmas Number One!

Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve are stagingĀ  their biggest fundraising event to date – and your participation can help us become the Christmas Number One! Get into the Christmas spirit and be part of an official […]

Oct, 23

Events celebrate the history of our Royal Docks – and you can be part

Two events are being staged as part of a special festival to celebrate the history of the Royal Docks. And local people with a passion for history are being given the chance to not only […]

Jul, 26

Madrid 2019: The Good, Bad, downright Ugly … the Brilliant and Shambolic!

We lived the dream, but fell at the final hurdle. No one can ever take away from us that we made it to the Champions League Final in Madrid. The glory of the last season […]

Jun, 05

New ferries will soon capture the hearts of the local community

OUT with the old and in with the new. History was made a few weeks ago as the two new Woolwich Ferries began operations ferrying passengers and vehicles back and forth across Old Father Thames. […]

Apr, 08

Fascinating new book turns the spotlight on West Ham Fire Brigade

Local history enthusiast, Peter Williams, has written a beautifully illustrated book on West Ham and its fire service. This book looks at the development of West Ham as part of the wider East London area, and how […]

Apr, 02

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