The Hidden Histories Archive, formerly the East London People's Archive, was founded in 1999. It contains 4,000 oral histories and 35,000 photographs, as well as video materials. These documents have been collected by Eastside Community Heritage through extensive outreach work over the last twenty years. The histories they contain reflect the lives of people living in East London throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


The Hidden Histories Archive has been collected and maintained for public benefit. To visit the Hidden Histories Archive, please make an appointment with Eastside Community Heritage.


Telephone: 0208 5533 116  

Email: office@ech.org.uk

Address: Eastside Community Heritage, Parish Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QP


The Hidden Histories Archive can also be be visited at the Learning Resources Centre at the University of East London:

Tel. 020 8223 7676

E-mail. library-archives@uel.ac.uk