Colin Grainger

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Memories of East Ham Co-op – over 60 years of magic for young and old

It was a store that had a magical excitement back in the day – for both adults and children. The Co-op in East Ham evokes memories of all that was best in shopping. It was […]

Jun, 12

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

Launch of a special appeal at the heart of our community

Today sees the launch of a special community appeal that has been part of  life in Newham for the last 40 years. I was proud to be part of the first Community Links and Newham Recorder […]

Nov, 08

Killed in the line of duty: Twenty years on – our debt to Pc Nina Mackay

It was – and still is – one of the most shocking crimes in the history of Newham. Policewoman Nina Mackay paid with her life as she tried to help colleagues. She was the first […]

Oct, 23

Magical moment in history that shaped a young man’s life

Bill Grainger was just 12 when he saw the magical moment in Newham’s history that changed his life and ignited his passion in the sea. He was one of 100,000 who witnesses the famous Mauretania […]

Jul, 06

Stamp of approval – star joins classmates at reunion

Ex-pupils of the former Plaistow Grammar School staged their reunion to mark the school’s 90th anniversary on Saturday – and it included a surprise visit from Newham’s own superstar actor Terence Stamp. Terence, 77, a veteran of more […]

Jun, 02

Former pupils meet up to mark school’s 90th anniversary

Ex-pupils of a former Newham Grammar School are organising a reunion next month…to mark the school’s 90th anniversary. Plaistow Grammar School in Prince Regent Lane closed in 1972. It is now the home of NewVic […]

Apr, 23

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