Join us:

If you'd like to be interviewed or volunteer on any of the following projects, please contact us by email or phone us on 0208 5533 116.


 

MAKING OUR HOME IN CANNING TOWN

Our latest project, 'Making Our Home In Canning Town', focuses on memories of life in Canning Town and Custom House. From Rathbone Market to the Royal Docks, the area has an incredibly rich history which we are seeking to capture through oral histories.

THE A-Z OF WOMEN INVENTORS 

Hearing the stories of women inventors, and the people whose lives were changed by their inventions.

 

Get in touch with megan@ech.org.uk to be involved.



CLAYS LANE

ORAL HSITORY PROJECT

Eleven years on from the demolition of the Clays Lane housing cooperative in Stratford, we are looking to find out what became of the once tight community.

 

If you were a resident or know someone who was, please call us or email: james@ech.org.uk 

PLASHET PARK

 

Gathering the memories of people who lived in East Ham and visited Plashet Park at different times.



WORKING FOR EQUALITY:

THE FIGHT FOR FAIR PAY & EQUAL RIGHTS

Working with the East End Women's Museum, we will collect the stories of working women's struggles in Barking and Dagenham to produce an exhibition and short film.

APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE: WOMEN, THE HOME & DOMESTIC TECHNOLOGY

The story of women in the home in Barking and Dagenham and East London and the impact of domestic technology. Exhibition for hire. Visit the Appliance of Science website here.

 



MUSIC TEA AND DANCE:

REMINISCENCE SESSIONS

We continue our project bringing isolated elders together over shared experiences of music and dance in Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, and Havering. More information here.

 

SOMALI SEAFARERS:

SURVIVING THE SEA

We are training young volunteers to interview members of the Somali Senior Citizens Social Club (Tower Hamlets) about traveling the world in the merchant navy. Visit the Somali Seafarers website here.



GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY:

25 YEARS OF SUBCO

To celebrate SubCo's service to the Asian community of Newham, we will collect oral histories, train volunteers in heritage skills, creating a pop-up gallery and memory quilt.  

 JOURNEY TO RECOVERY:

NARRATIVES OF ADDICTION  

Recording the life histories of service users and of their key workers at the R3 service (Recovery, Reintegration, Redbridge).



 80 YEARS PLAYING

IN LEYTON

Working with students from Leyton Orient Trust, we will record Leyton's changing landscape over the past 80- years through the stories of supporters and local residents. 

THREE SCORE YEARS AND TEN: HAROLD WOOD

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS with at Havering's Harold Wood Hospital (1909-2006) gathering oral histories from former and current health professionals. 




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