Colin Grainger

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

Former North Woolwich Old Station Museum to become a church

The former North Woolwich Old Station Museum site has been sold off – to a church and registered charity just over the other side of the River Thames. The grand old building has been standing […]

Feb, 07

The Christmas Toy Appeal Roll of Honour: Thank you for making a difference

Almost three thousand children will wake up to some Christmas gifts tomorrow – thanks to the joy provided by a remarkable campaign in the community. The Newham Christmas Toy Appeal met its target for the […]

Dec, 24

A truly incredible effort against the odds – Newham Christmas Toy Appeal reaches target

Given the present struggles all of us face in our daily lives at this time we knew that this year’s Newham Christmas Toy Appeal would be the toughest ever. For the last 43 years the […]

Dec, 22

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