Join the next Bike from Boleyn and help keep our West Ham links alive

From Veronica Oakeshott, local councillor If you’d like to help us promote cycling and keep the link between West Ham FC and Boleyn alive, join the next Bike from Boleyn ride on 22 April! Our first ride in October 2016 was a great success. Fifty cyclists – including families with young children, our local MP… Read More Join the next Bike from Boleyn and help keep our West Ham links alive

A treasure trove of local history from a dedicated East Hammer

Any East Hammer, or indeed any Newhamite who has an interest in their local area and its history will not fail to be fascinated by the work of Anil Vekaria. Inspired by memories shared with him by his neighbours, themselves lifelong residents and some from local families stretching back several generations, Anil has delved deep… Read More A treasure trove of local history from a dedicated East Hammer

Plagiarism and a Tale of Two Hams: the East Ham Coat of Arms

I first became curious when admiring the unusual architecture of Greatfield’s Brooks Avenue. Between the first and second storey of each block (and partly obscured by the odd satellite dish) was a framed plasterwork shield with the words ‘Progressio cum populo’ floating below it. It appeared to feature a ship, what looked like a shepherd’s… Read More Plagiarism and a Tale of Two Hams: the East Ham Coat of Arms

A Hidden Treasure of Greatfield: the Burgoyne Building

The first of our new regular feature examining our local architectural gems Whether you’re sauntering down East Ham’s High Street South on foot, or gliding past on four wheels, it’s unlikely you’ve failed to spot the grandeur of Greatfield’s Burgoyne building – you just might not have known its name until now. Located next to the… Read More A Hidden Treasure of Greatfield: the Burgoyne Building