Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

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, […]

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 […]

All the fun (and history of) the fair!

Roll Up! Roll Up! A new booklet detailing the history of the fair at Wanstead Flats will be available soon. From their earliest days fairs have had a reputation for drunkenness, lewdness and riotous behaviour […]

Jun, 02

Making a Home In Newham – Heritage Month is online in June

The history and diversity of people who have made Newham their home over hundreds of years of migration is the theme for Newham Heritage Month with an online programme of free activities throughout June. Past […]

May, 26

VE Day celebrations: What the papers said about life in West Ham and East Ham

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.  Despite our current worldwide crisis, we are still making time to mark this landmark in our nation’s history. As the […]

May, 04

Charity provides support to vulnerable children and their families

Centres run by charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve have had to be temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the Canning Town organisation has been providing as much support as they can to the most […]

Apr, 29

The history of our passion – and the pride in our tenpin bowling family

The coronavirus crisis has hit both professional and amateur sport hard. And removing our weekly tenpin bowling league from our sporting lives was a tough decision to make. The British Tenpin Bowling Association cancelled all […]

Apr, 02

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