For an inner London borough, Newham has never been lacking in green space and happily some of our loveliest parks are to be found in and around the Greatfield area of East Ham. Plashet Park was opened in 1891 with land taken from the former grounds of late 18th Century manor, Wood House, acquired for… Read More East Ham Park Lives
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
Because we couldn’t resist it…so many beautiful pics! If you missed it, don’t worry – markets are held throughout the year! Just keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
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
The lights of the new diner ‘Fatboyz’ have lit up Barking Road like the promise of an Upton (I mean Uptown) Broadway show, but is this new restaurant a hit or a miss? Naturally, we got front row seats and paid a visit. Here is our review. Atmosphere/decor Fatboyz are making a serious effort to… Read More Restaurant Review: Fatboyz diner
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
This month we are reviewing our favourite E6 greasy spoon/diner: Parkside Cafe. Parkside is the only cafe in the East Ham South area. How lucky we therefore are that the food is decent, portions are big, prices are cheap and the service is very friendly. We have gone back to this venue time and time… Read More Restaurant Review: Parkside Cafe