Working Lives of the Thames Gateway

Forged out of spoken testimony, this book is part of an ambitious 3 year project, which collected 260 oral histories with people who worked in a host of near-extinct/dying trades. For over a century, London’s Eastern riverside heaved under the weight of factories, furnaces and commodity mountains. Working Lives of the Thames Gateway charts the ‘within living memory’ experience of the old economy’s foot soldiers, from the 1940’s heyday through to recession and decline. Brimming with surprising stories and beautiful photographs, this is essential reading for anyone interested in London’s rich social history.


Legacy: Asian and Black East Londoners

This publication brings together photographs of black and Asian communities in East London from the 1920s to the present day. This does not seek to be a comprehensive pictorial history but rather a “snap shot”, confined to material Eastside has collected.


The Other Eastenders: Kamal Chunchie and West Ham's Early Black Community

This publication explores stories of the Black and Asian community in Canning Town, East London, in the 1920′s and 1930′s. It also tells the story of an important community organisation, the ‘Coloured Mens Institute’ founded by ex British Empire soldier Kamal Chunchie to serve local impoverished populations.


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