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Newham Monitoring Project

To give context to East End Women’s Museum’s talk with activist Gulshun Rehman, Gulshun has selected this film to give a sense of Newham in the 1980s and our rich...

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31/10/2013

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
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

You can hear four dramatised stories from key locations and moments in Newham’s recent history; The Seaman’s Mission in Custom House, Bruner Works, Silvertown and The Old Spotted Dog all...

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June 2020

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
Leaaflet of Carpenters Call out

We came up with ‘Carpenters Call Out’ as a progression of work we were already doing on Carpenters Estate when Covid-19 lockdown was imposed in March 2020. This project is...

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June 2020
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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Newham Rights Centre was set up in the early 1970s set up on the Romford Road part of a national movement to set up law centres to provide accessible legal...

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1973
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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Black and white photo of family standing in front of prefabricated houses in Wansted Flats, East London

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...

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May 2020
House Mill, Pattern Store

A series of three short films will take you to hidden parts of the House Mill, a Grade I-listed, eighteenth-century mill and the largest surviving tidal mill in the world....

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

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June 2020
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
Orly Orbach_Shpresa_dancer 2

A detailed history of how the Shpresa Programme came to exist, and help make a home for the Albanian speaking community in Newham.

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11 March 2003
ShpresaLanguage

An exploration of the Albanian language, amongst one of the oldest in Europe, which is cherished amongst the Albanian community in Newham.

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28 November 2012
A parachute bomb in residential street

Here’s the surprising story from 79 years ago straight from the marvellous memory of one of the area’s oldest inhabitants, 94 year-old Joan Plant. This story, gathered by journalist Colin...

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Shandy story newspaper clipping

A VE Day memory that revealed so much about life in a few sentences came in a letter sent to the Newham Recorder 50 years ago in May 1970. The...

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7 May 1970
Story of a returning soldier

One of the most amazing local stories from VE Day in 1945 was revealed 50 years ago in a letter from an ex serviceman. Colin Johnson lived in Winsor Terrace,...

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14 May 1970

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