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

North Woolwich pub is ‘set to re-open in the New Year’

The Henley Arms public house in North Woolwich will re-open in the New Year, pub business chiefs have revealed. And the pub in Albert Road, which closed in the summer, due to a variety of […]

Dec, 10

New ferries will soon capture the hearts of the local community

OUT with the old and in with the new. History was made a few weeks ago as the two new Woolwich Ferries began operations ferrying passengers and vehicles back and forth across Old Father Thames. […]

Apr, 08

The Ferry Festival – an event with a special place in the hearts of the ‘island’ community of North Woolwich and Silvertown

Of all the marvellous tales that have been captured both in words and on film in the Forgotten Stories series there is one event in local history that has a special place in the hearts […]

Jul, 26

How the floods of the 1950s shaped our past and present

London is thankfully protected from flooding today thanks to the structure dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World – the magnificent Thames Flood Barrier at Silvertown. But the community in and around the Royal Docks […]

Mar, 31

Day Sting busked under the Thames in the Woolwich Foot Tunnel

There’s a certain joy to finding the final piece to a 31-year-old jigsaw puzzle. And that’s what happened today – with a little bit of luck and good fortune and thanks to a very helpful […]

Dec, 20

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