Colin Grainger

North Woolwich

History club looking forward to the future – while reflecting on the past!

A history club in the Royal Docks area of Newham has celebrated its fourth birthday. The Royal Docks History Club launched in January 2017 with support from the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre in […]

Feb, 09

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

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

Day a giant whale lost her way in Thames at North Woolwich

There’s a long tradition in East London both for children and adults of putting your own lyrics to popular songs…many of us still do it frequently today. And in the age of phone apps, YouTube […]

Feb, 20

Real Olympics Legacy ignored in Government’s rush to claim credit says Sir Robin Wales

The real legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been ignored by ministers in their rush to claim credit for their achievements. That is the response from Mayor of Newham and former member […]

Jul, 21

Mauretania…a different view of a piece of history in Newham’s docks.

A different view of the magical moment from Newham’s history…as the famous Mauretania becomes the biggest ship in history to enter the Royal Docks in North Woolwich in 1939. In the same way that London […]

Jun, 08

Hanging on to our sense of East End unity – MP Lyn Brown

  In the latest in a series of articles about the Olympics Legacy, probably the most inspirational views come from MP Lyn Brown. West Ham MP Lyn Brown firmly believes that the goodwill and community […]

Jun, 06

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