Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we will collect oral histories to tell the story of Becontree, marking one hundred years of the estate’s history. The memories shared with us will be used to inform an exhibition, educational workshops in schools and youth centres, and reminiscence sessions for long-term residents of the estate.



Movement, Memories is a pioneering project that brings together chair-based exercise and reminiscence activities. This project, funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, will give elders in sheltered accommodation across Barking & Dagenham the opportunity to reflect on music, dance, and leisure from days gone by.



We have been busy recording the lives of inspirational Women Of Colour from across Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest. Their stories of achievement and success in the face of adversity will be used to create an exhibition and series of workshops for Black History Month.


Work at Eastside - Be our new Deputy Director!



We are seeking someone with experience of charitable fundraising and an understanding of business operations and policies in small charities. This role is flexible; we would like to give the right candidate the opportunity to bring their excellent knowledge of fundraising and experience in the charities sector to Eastside.

The successful applicant will take forward a strategy to develop and enhance our community heritage provision, and manage a small team of project officers.

ECH has been working in East London for over 21 years. During this time we have become one of the country's leading community heritage organisations. We established the Hidden Histories Archive, which today contains over 4000 irreplaceable, digitalised oral histories of Londoners.


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Stratford's Food History



We wrapped up our Growing Memories project with a great event on Saturday 20th July. It was fantastic to be able to share what we'd gathered throughout the project with the public, as well as some delicious food, all in the lovely surroundings of Abbey Gardens.We're very pleased that we can also share our project outputs, including our Community Cookbook, via our new project website:


Tuck in!