Photographs

22 records found in Photographs

To accompany the discussion with Suresh Singh there are a selection of images to view in this short film courtesy of Spitalfields Life Books; the author; recipes by Jagir Kaur...

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June 2020

I was born, brought up and educated in Newham, but until recently I had no idea that my family’s connections with the borough go back more than 100 years. During...

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1917

Mani Kohli set up her first fashion store, Khubsoorat Collection in Plashet Grove, off Green Street in Newham in 1985 and later moved to her flagship store on 104 Green...

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PureJewels

Jayant Raniga comes from over nine generations of jewellery makers.  His Grandfather Bhanji Gokaldas and sons Ramnik, Dinesh and Harish established east London’s first Asian owned jewellery showroom and workshop...

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Neelams Hair and Beauty

Neelam Modi was one of the first people to establish a hair and beauty salon on Green street. Her successful salon, Neelams Hair and Beauty has been in Green street...

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An exhibition, celebrating the rich history of Canning Town through folk dancing and girls’ school stories, researched by Dr Ju Gosling at Newham Archives and the English Folk Dance and...

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2011
Surge Cooperative Floating Island

‘The Bend in the River is my Home‘ is a series of creative events and workshops, bringing Surge Cooperatives unique vision to others, combining the artistic and the environmental worlds with...

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21 June 2020

Eastside Community Heritage presents one of their early projects from 1999.  Green Street Lives aimed to record, preserve and document voices of people who had come to Newham and made...

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1999

One of Eastside Community Heritage first projects was a collection of oral histories and a publication about St Mary Magdalene, East Ham The publication, with a collection of stories from...

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1998

A retrospective of images from Carpenters Estate Memories Facebook Group dating from 1950’s.   Images in this record are provided with kind permission from the Facebook members and administrator Vanessa...

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1971

The merging of two philanthropic organisations with a shared vision for east London communities. The Carpenters and Docklands Centre developed from Carpenters Institute, which was originally established in the 1920’s...

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May 2020

Writing and archive photography relating to the history of Carpenters Estate.  

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1767
Mr Wan, Chan's restaurant

Peter Wan came to the UK in 1959 and worked in several Chinese restaurants, including the Chan’s Restaurant in Manor Park. In 1970 he took over the Chan’s Restaurant from...

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Newham Chinese Association

Mr Yau speaks about moving to the UK from Hong Kong and the problems he faced and about starting a family and setting up a takeaway business.  He later speaks...

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Bushra Nasir

Bushra Nasir became one of the UK’s first female Muslim Headteachers of a state secondary school in 1993 when she became head of Plashet School for Girls in Newham. Bushra...

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Iroko Theatre Company

Alex Oma-Pius tells us about IROKO Theatre Company which he set up in 1996 and how he found a home in Newham in 1997. Alex speaks about the talking drum...

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Tony Cheeseman, Newham Black Performing and Visual Arts Workshop.

Newham Black Performing and Visual Arts Workshop was set up in 1980 by Tony Cheeseman (1944-2009) and others to support the education, development and promotion of Black Arts in London....

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Eric Samuel, CFE ©ExCeL London

Eric Samuel MBE talks to us about Community Food Enterprise (CFE), a social enterprise food business which established in 2002 to alleviate food poverty. By 2008, CFE had developed a network of...

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Comfort Okolo, Sickle cell

We talk to Comfort Okolo who worked at The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Newham from when it was first formed in 1987. Comfort worked at the centre supporting...

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Orly Orbach - Shpresa_dancer 2

Shpresa supports and advocates for the large Albanian community in Newham. For Newham Heritage Month, Shpresa explores the heritage items many Albanians bought with them to the UK to both...

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Cusine_dish_2

A selection of photos and two more recipes of traditional Albanian dishes.

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May 2020
Ciftelia - Shpresa

Music is an important element of Albanian culture, and many people bought instruments with them to continue playing traditional music, passing on this heritage to younger generations.

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