Colin Grainger

Royal Docks

Your Royal Docks community memories can be part of a dance theatre production

A dance theatre company called Sweetshop Revolution are planning to stage a project in the Royal Docks and want help from local people with their memories of the area from the past … and the […]

Aug, 25

Join us for the Royal Docks History Club’s Facebook Live Talk Show

  Tune in for the Royal Docks History Club’s first Facebook Live Show on to discover more on the History of the The Royal Docks. You will be able to comment with your own questions […]

Jun, 13

Pictures that illustrate the part East London played in the D Day landings

More than three years ago I wrote a piece that attracted a lot of interest about the part that our manor played in the D Day. Thanks to the memories of funeral boss Stan Harris […]

Nov, 27

Events celebrate the history of our Royal Docks – and you can be part

Two events are being staged as part of a special festival to celebrate the history of the Royal Docks. And local people with a passion for history are being given the chance to not only […]

Jul, 26

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

How pubs gave communities their soul – and a barrel of laughs and memories

The pub beano, this one from the Prince of Wales pub, Custom House, a tradition that helped you make friends for life   They are – still ­- the heartbeat of communities. But these key […]

Apr, 04

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

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