Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

Our toughest ever challenge – launch of the vital annual appeal to save Christmas for local young people

It’s going to be a tough ask in these unprecedented times. Never before have we kicked off the vital appeal that has been a bit part of local life for 43 years in the middle […]

Shape the future of the Royal Oak site – and tell your memories of the much-loved pub

More news from those behind the development of the Royal Oak public house site in North Woolwich – and now they want your help with the future of the project. They also want to hear […]

Lift off for sponsored swim for vital appeal

I’m raising funds for a special appeal that has been part of my life in Newham for 43 years…a campaign that is right at the heart of life in East London. It was all those […]

Oct, 31

Canning Town one hundred years ago

Nice discovery. Superb picture of Barking Road, Canning Town, one hundred years ago in 1920. It’s almost like a model. A Department of Transport photographer captured this one. Picture: Historic England Archives.   See heritage […]

Oct, 24

Your Royal Docks community memories can be part of a dance theatre production

A dance theatre company called Sweetshop Revolution are planning to stage a project in the Royal Docks and want help from local people with their memories of the area from the past … and the […]

Aug, 25

Young get chance to design COVID-19 capsule – and fill the inside!

Newham’s young people are being given the chance to design the outside of a special time capsule – as well as contribute to the contents. Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve and Heritage Newham – People, Places, […]

Jul, 04

Join us for the Royal Docks History Club’s Facebook Live Talk Show

  Tune in for the Royal Docks History Club’s first Facebook Live Show on to discover more on the History of the The Royal Docks. You will be able to comment with your own questions […]

Jun, 13

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