Colin Grainger

Posts Tagged "Canning Town"

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50 years ago – how Ronan Point tragedy shaped lives of future generations

Fifty years on that sight still lives in the memory. There were no morning TV shows, nothing on the radio. The first we knew that a tower block had collapsed was when we arrived at […]

May, 16

Memories are made of this – Moody’s ‘Rathbone’ herbal potions and amazing sarsparilla

It is with great pleasure that I am able to showpiece a smashing piece of history – thanks to the granddaughter of a true Canning Town legend. And in the midst of this cold spell, […]

Mar, 02

Magical tales of hop-picking – songs, laughs and happy days galore

For many Royal Docks area families it was their only holiday. The working and living conditions would have today’s ‘elf and safety police up in arms. But it’s almost impossible to find anyone who never […]

Oct, 30

Funny man Ricky’s passion for caring Canning Town charity

Comedian, actor and writer Ricky Grover is talking serious for a moment about a charity close to his heart. He has just been asked – and accepted – the role of patron of Canning Town’s […]

Oct, 18

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

East London story that changed the course of the war

The Royal Docks and London’s East End suffered mass devastation during the Second World War. From Black Saturday on September 7 1940, the lives of locals changed forever. But the latest in our Forgotten Stories […]

Aug, 23

Summer village fete – in memory of a special man

Campaigning Newham charity Community Links are to hold a special village fete in memory of one of their most valued supporters. Links are staging the  End of Summer Village Fete on Bank Holiday Monday August 25  […]

Jul, 31

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