Colin Grainger

History

Heritage Lottery Fund makes Newham ‘Area of Focus’ as plans are revealed for celebration of history

Newham officially became an ‘Area of Focus’ for funding and support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund last night. It’s a boost to the borough’s history and heritage and will give locals a chance to […]

Jan, 17

Pictures that illustrate the part East London played in the D Day landings

More than three years ago I wrote a piece that attracted a lot of interest about the part that our manor played in the D Day. Thanks to the memories of funeral boss Stan Harris […]

Nov, 27

Events celebrate the history of our Royal Docks – and you can be part

Two events are being staged as part of a special festival to celebrate the history of the Royal Docks. And local people with a passion for history are being given the chance to not only […]

Jul, 26

Revealed: Touching World War One Armistice story from Silvertown 100 years ago

As the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War draws near, it is my pleasure to reveal a touching story from a century ago – and also paint a vivid picture […]

Nov, 07

Newham Heritage Week 2018: Full details

THE full details have been revealed of the special Newham Heritage week which kicks off very soon. The key themes this year are Women’s Suffrage and the representation of the peoples act plus the Armistice  […]

Oct, 30

St Mary Magdalene – the sparkling diamond in East Ham’s manor

Calling St Mary Magdalene Church the jewel in Newham’s crown is a massive understatement. It is the sparkling diamond in our manor. It’s hard to think of anything that predates it that is in such […]

Aug, 29

Celebration of Newham’s heritage planned for November

The dates for the third celebration of Newham’s history and heritage have been confirmed. Newham Heritage Week will take place between November 8 and 18. The key themes this year are Women’s Suffrage and the […]

Aug, 15

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