Colin Grainger

Campaigning for the community for 50 years – happy birthday Newham Recorder

Happy birthday to the Newham Recorder, which celebrates the milestone of 50 years of existence today. I was asked to write a piece marking the anniversary today for a special supplement in the paper. And […]

Jun, 13

Memories of East Ham Co-op – over 60 years of magic for young and old

It was a store that had a magical excitement back in the day – for both adults and children. The Co-op in East Ham evokes memories of all that was best in shopping. It was […]

Jun, 12

The games we played – every night and every day

They are the games that have stood the test of time. Each generation had its own favourites and passed down the laughs and memories to the next in the Royal Docks Community. My earliest memory […]

Jun, 07

Jewel in Newham’s crown is helping charity to make a difference and change lives of young

Tears of joy, laughter and a feel-good factor second to none. Those are the emotions you have when you leave shows at Brick Lane Music Hall in Silvertown. But there‚Äôs another very important reason this […]

Jun, 05

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