Newham Heritage Month will be back in May 2022. The festival promises live participatory events and online activities taking place across the borough to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of Newham. Watch out for the announcement of next year’s theme and details about how to be involved by signing up to our monthly newsletter.

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Explore our collection of video, photographs, sounds and writing from across Newham using our interactive heritage map.

Recently added

These are a selection of our most recently added records.

A short film from Star Primary pupils who worked with Newham Music and Cody Docks to create their piece of music inspired by their heritage.

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31/05/2021

For Newham Heritage Month 2021, Newham Music is creating a Songbook! Participating schools took part in Heritage Inspiration Days led by community experts, enriched with information gathered by a local...

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April 2021

The British Aluminium Company Ltd was created in May 1894 in Silvertown and was subsequently known as British Alcan Aluminium plc (1982-1996).   Happy times of working at a Silvertown factory have...

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1970

Colin Grainger, former editor of the Newham Recorder and resident of Silvertown has had a long association with Tate & Lyle through family working there. Here he reflects on the...

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1950

The young men and women of Silvertown and North Woolwich knew how to enjoy themselves back in the day, and the Tate Institute was one of the venues that kept them...

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1950

This record outlines moments in the changes of Halal cuisine within Newham over the last century.

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1950

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1 - 31 May 2021