Colin Grainger

Heritage

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

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

Celebrating Newham’s heritage and history 2017

We are delighted to reveal the events so far confirmed for this year’s celebration of Newham’s heritage. The Museum for Newham Group is working with Newham Council and with a number of local individuals, groups, […]

Sep, 26

The uninvited guest who dropped in – and helped fund the fightback against Hitler

How the Miracle of Grenadier Street Turned the Tables on Hitler sounds like it should be title of a film or book. But our latest in the Forgotten Stories series is a gem amidst the […]

Jun, 27

Keeping our rich tapestry of history alive – full details of Newham’s Heritage week

Full details of Newham’s Heritage week later this month are now revealed. The celebration of our history begins on from October 24. The week is being jointly staged by Newham Council and the Museum for […]

Oct, 10

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