Newham Heritage Month Volunteers

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About Newham Heritage Month Volunteers

Sandra Besson, Peter Williams and Mark Gorman are Newham Heritage Month volunteers and have been based at the local studies room in Stratford Library. Over the last few months they have been supporting the project by undertaking research, attending training events and transcribing oral history interviews.

While Peter and Mark have been involved in local history research for several years, Sandra has recently discovered a new interest.

Newham Heritage Month Volunteers

Stratford Library, The Grove , London E15

Newham Heritage Month Volunteers's Records
Black and white photo of family standing in front of prefabricated houses in Wansted Flats, East London
Wanstead Flats
May 2020

Newham Heritage Month volunteer Peter Williams, gives a personal account of his interest in the history of “prefabs” (pre-fabricated, temporary housing) in Newham.  Peter previously worked as a housing officer...


Forest Gate E7
June 2020

Mark Gorman, local historian and volunteer, gives some background and context to Newham Heritage Month’s online festival.  


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Newham Heritage Month is an online heritage festival running throughout June, with new heritage records being added daily and a range of workshops any other free virtual events to take part in.

1 - 31 May 2021