Comfort and Joy at the GRA Winter Market – Part 1

Today saw another super-successful GRA Community Market, this one with a distinctively seasonal feel. The vibe was warm and friendly, and there were delicious cakes, samosas and mulled wine, eye-catching jewellery, vintage goods and pottery, cosy knitting, funky ties and all sorts of festive decs to be had…to name but a few! But if you… Read More Comfort and Joy at the GRA Winter Market – Part 1

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

Restaurant Review: Carpathia Romanian Cafe and Deli

The third review in our regular feature showcasing local restaurant talent A Romanian cafe and deli restaurant has landed from out of space on East Ham High Street (hooray!). How pleased we were to chance upon the new-found gem of Carpathia, which offers a nicely decked-out interior, an injection of caffeine, and good quality Romanian grub –… Read More Restaurant Review: Carpathia Romanian Cafe and Deli