By exploring and discovering what’s on our doorstep, and rediscovering the past, we can gain a new appreciation of our localities by connecting people and place.


Discovering Stratford Village 1890-1990: Working lives, Working Community is a two year project (2017- 2018) funded by Heritage Lottery Fund that will research, interpret and celebrate the diversity of working lives of Stratford Village (E15) over a 100 years through archive research and oral history collection.

We need your help to unlock the stories of people who lived and worked in the area and contributed to shape a vivid, lively and multifaceted community.

Do you or your family members have any connection with these streets in Stratford? Do you live or used to live in the area – Aldworth, Faringford, Shirley, Tennyson, Vernon, Maiden, White, Worland Roads?

If you would like to share your memories about Stratford Village, or find out more about becoming an oral history or research volunteer, then get in touch with us!  Email us at – 0207 366 6343

A New Home in Canning Town is a heritage project that explores the history of the ‘Draughtboard Alley’ area of Canning Town in the 1920s and 1930s, when Asian, Caribbean and African seamen and soldiers settled in the area, married locally born women, and raised their families with limited means.

It’s A Newham Thing was an audio-visual project delivered by Newham NDP and created and directed by East London based artist Rayna Nadeem of Dekko Productions that encouraged participants to describe their relationship with their own special places in Newham. It’s A Newham Thing included 25 revealing interviews recorded on location with Newham residents sharing personal stories about their chosen place.