Colin Grainger

Unique view of Queen Elizabeth Park… a work in progress

A work in progress. That’s the Queen Elizabeth Park or the Olympic Park as most locals still refer to it. It will take a while for the name change to make its way into our […]

Apr, 23

Mauretania… the biggest ship ever seen in King George V Dock

A magical moment from Newham’s history…the famous Mauretania becomes the biggest ship in history to enter the Royal Docks in North Woolwich in 1939. My dad Bill Grainger reckons he is 246th person on the […]

Apr, 08

Pictures from our past – Newham’s Royal Docks

Here’s a picture I have treasured since my childhood – and hangs proudly on the wall of my home. It’s Newham’s Royal Docks, seen in its former glories in the early 70s. The packed docks […]

Apr, 04


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