Colin Grainger

Heritage

Reflections of the past- dock follies

Over the years many stories have emerged about thefts from the docks inNorth Woolwich, Silvertown, Canning Town and Custom House. Here are two from over 100 years ago – from the old East Ham Recorder […]

Sep, 01

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

Shape the future of the Royal Oak site – and tell your memories of the much-loved pub

More news from those behind the development of the Royal Oak public house site in North Woolwich – and now they want your help with the future of the project. They also want to hear […]

Nov, 17

Canning Town one hundred years ago

Nice discovery. Superb picture of Barking Road, Canning Town, one hundred years ago in 1920. It’s almost like a model. A Department of Transport photographer captured this one. Picture: Historic England Archives.   See heritage […]

Oct, 24

Join us for the Royal Docks History Club’s Facebook Live Talk Show

  Tune in for the Royal Docks History Club’s first Facebook Live Show on to discover more on the History of the The Royal Docks. You will be able to comment with your own questions […]

Jun, 13

All the fun (and history of) the fair!

Roll Up! Roll Up! A new booklet detailing the history of the fair at Wanstead Flats will be available soon. From their earliest days fairs have had a reputation for drunkenness, lewdness and riotous behaviour […]

Jun, 02

Making a Home In Newham – Heritage Month is online in June

The history and diversity of people who have made Newham their home over hundreds of years of migration is the theme for Newham Heritage Month with an online programme of free activities throughout June. Past […]

May, 26

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