Colin Grainger

Reflections of the past

Family life…Chas & Dave from the cradle to the grave

Chas & Dave will always have a special place in the hearts of the Grainger family – and not just because they wrote the best football song of all time in Ossie’s Dream, Spurs FA Cup […]

Dec, 03

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

Reflections of the Past 4: The Monarch…the ship at the end of our streets!

Probably the most famous picture from my childhood. Saville Road, North Woolwich, a couple of roads away from the two streets where I grew up, Auberon Street and Rhea Street, is the setting for this […]

May, 03

Reflections of the past 3: The North Woolwich grapevine

An image that is so special to my family…and one that brings back so many happy memories. My grandmother, Judith Myers in the garden of her home in Auberon Street, North Woolwich. A photo that […]

May, 02

Mauretania… the biggest ship ever seen in King George V Dock

A magical moment from Newham’s history…the famous Mauretania becomes the biggest ship in history to enter the Royal Docks in North Woolwich in 1939. My dad Bill Grainger reckons he is 246th person on the […]

Apr, 08

Pictures from our past – Newham’s Royal Docks

Here’s a picture I have treasured since my childhood – and hangs proudly on the wall of my home. It’s Newham’s Royal Docks, seen in its former glories in the early 70s. The packed docks […]

Apr, 04

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