Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

Help us spread Christmas joy to those who need it most

Since I wrote about the difficult times communities have faced 12 months ago, there have been some reasons to be cheerful but many to give us the view of continuing challenging times. Just when the […]

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Sep, 20 · in Jimmy Greaves

Reflections of the past- dock follies

Over the years many stories have emerged about thefts from the docks inNorth Woolwich, Silvertown, Canning Town and Custom House. Here are two from over 100 years ago – from the old East Ham Recorder […]

Sep, 01

Thirty years on – poignant tributes to fallen firefighters

A wreath laying and memorial service is to take place in memory of two firefighters who lost their lives in a tragic warehouse blaze 30 years ago. The wreath laying and short memorial event will […]

Jun, 30

Farewell Kevin – the true great who enriched the lives of so many

If you are lucky in life you get to meet one truly great person. I met mine more than 40 years ago. It was Kevin Jenkins. Kevin Jenkins was the most remarkable man I have […]

Apr, 09

Reflections of the Past: King George V Dock construction

Picture Post. Today’s picture comes from more than 100 years ago. It is part of the daily series on my Facebook Page and also on the Heritage Newham – People, Places, Progress page and also […]

Apr, 01

History club looking forward to the future – while reflecting on the past!

A history club in the Royal Docks area of Newham has celebrated its fourth birthday. The Royal Docks History Club launched in January 2017 with support from the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre in […]

Feb, 09

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