Colin Grainger

Newham

What a pen and ink! Smells that left rich memories in our brains

The Royal Docks area has a rich history in every sense – literally. We’ve often think back to the events of our manor and the sights we have seen. But the smells and tastes also […]

Feb, 03

Killed in the line of duty: Twenty years on – our debt to Pc Nina Mackay

It was – and still is – one of the most shocking crimes in the history of Newham. Policewoman Nina Mackay paid with her life as she tried to help colleagues. She was the first […]

Oct, 23

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

Poignant anniversary of the shocking Silvertown Explosion – an ‘accident waiting to happen’

One hundred years ago saw an event in Silvertown’s history that many believed was “an accident waiting to happen”. In this special edition of londonsroyaldocks.com’s Forgotten Stories section we remember The Silvertown Explosion through the […]

Jan, 10

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

Heritage week in Newham – our history in focus

Museum for Newham group can now reveal details of Newham’s Heritage week from October 24.  Details of any other events will be added as we have them. The week is being jointly staged with Newham […]

Sep, 30

Magical moment in history that shaped a young man’s life

Bill Grainger was just 12 when he saw the magical moment in Newham’s history that changed his life and ignited his passion in the sea. He was one of 100,000 who witnesses the famous Mauretania […]

Jul, 06

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