Colin Grainger

London

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

We’ve done it again – Newham Christmas Toy Appeal hits target

FOR the last 42 years a remarkable campaign in the community in Newham has spread much needed joy to children who need it most. And I am happy to report today that the Newham Christmas […]

Dec, 24

An appeal at the very heart of the community in East London

An appeal that has part of local life for 42 years has just been launched. It’s a campaign that is right at the heart of life in East London. It was all those years ago […]

Nov, 12

Help charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve be the Christmas Number One!

Charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve are staging  their biggest fundraising event to date – and your participation can help us become the Christmas Number One! Get into the Christmas spirit and be part of an official […]

Oct, 23

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

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

My word! Phrases and sayings that are part of our community…

I’ll have to be very careful with this look back at the phrases and sayings that have been part of life in and around the Royal docks community since well before I was a twinkle […]

Jul, 05

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