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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

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

Queen’s and Stratford Markets are one of the most vibrant and diverse places in Newham in terms of history and stories; both have witnessed the rapid development of the areas....

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March 2021

The Lascars were seafarers from the Subcontinent of India and were employed on British ships to replace British sailors who abandoned their posts because of the appalling work conditions.

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1936

Political writer and poet Claude McKay was born in Sunnyhill, Jamaica in 1889. In 1919 he migrated to London and worked for the socialist publication Dreadnought, it’s believed he was...

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1919

The ‘Knowing Newham Hero Hunt’ is a theatre show for children and their families about some of Newham’s hidden heroes. Created especially for Newham Heritage Month 2021 the show features...

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April 2021

The ‘Knowing Newham Hero Hunt’ is a theatre show for children and their families about some of Newham’s hidden heroes. Created especially for Newham Heritage Month 2021 the show features...

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April 2021

The ‘Knowing Newham Hero Hunt’ is a theatre show for children and their families about some of Newham’s hidden heroes. Created especially for Newham Heritage Month 2021 the show features...

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April 2021

The ‘Knowing Newham Hero Hunt’ is a theatre show for children and their families about some of Newham’s hidden heroes. Created especially for Newham Heritage Month 2021 the show features...

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April 2021

Discover more about the women who worked in Silvertown factories including experiences of the Silvertown Explosion in 1917, what Paddington Bear has to do with Silvertown, and how the Marx...

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1917

The teenagers and women who worked at the Tate & Lyle factory were nicknamed the ‘Sugar Girls’ – they still are today! These women are known for being hardworking with...

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April 2021

Darning Newham collaborated with NewVIc art and design students to create  a textile print for Newham Heritage Month 2021. Students were asked to research, collage and  finalise a textile design...

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April 2021

On 12 April, the weekend before all shops were able to open with the easing of lockdown, the Volunteer Community Photographers took portraits of local businesses and spoke to the...

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12 April 2021

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