Colin Grainger

East Ham

The Palace: East Ham Theatre with a special place in my heart

The Palace was the last surviving theatre in East Ham, enduring The Blitz and lasting half a century after its creation. The theatre – and what was built on its site after it closed – […]

Apr, 10

Get into festive spirit – and raise money for new charity for young

Individuals and businesses are being given the chance to buy ethically sourced fresh Christmas trees and help raise money for a new charity supporting children and young people. Community Christmas Trees is a dedicated community […]

Oct, 20

Deborah’s talented young to sparkle for Christmas Toy Campaign

Talented young people are helping to raise money for the Christmas Toy Appeal that is at the heart of life in Newham. Deborah Day Theatre School Trust’s Christmas Delight is taking place at the Brampton […]

Nov, 05

Number is up for venue that hosted The Beatles and Rolling Stones

One of  Newham’s most iconic buildings, where The Beatles and the Rolling Stones performed, is to close next month…but is expected to get a new lease of life as a banqueting suite. The Gala Bingo […]

Oct, 22

A story that captured the nation’s heart – and why our history must be kept alive

 It gives me great pleasure to include something on my website that I wrote 31 years ago.  It has re-surfaced on a great website called newhamstory.com and funnily enough I loved reading it again.  There’s […]

Jul, 22

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