80 Years Playing In Leyton

The history of Leyton through football   

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Students from Leyton Orient Trust on Leyton's changing landscape over the past 80- years. 

Oral histories: 10 (18 hours).

Resources: School workshops; Youth film.



Talking Sport

A look at the history of Sports in Newham  

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Children and young people look at the changes in access to sport in Newham, especially post Olympic developments.

Oral histories: 10 (18 hours).

Resources: School workshops; Youth film.



Folk of Forest Gate

Leisure in the Forest Gate, Newham 

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Memories of pubs, clubs, cinemas, shops, galleries, parks, snooker halls, and skating rinks. 

Oral histories: 13 (25 hours).

Resources: Exhibition.



They Took The Lead

Clapton Orient and the Great War 

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A volunteer project on the footballers, officials and fans of Orient who contributed to the First World War effort.

Oral histories: 10 (18 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; Educational materials.



Women's Football & the Home Front

The East London Story 

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The development of women's football, from it's beginnings in the 1890s to the present day. 

Oral histories: 4 (3 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; Educational materials.



Barking Park

The memories of park goers 

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Opened in 1898, Barking Park was the first council owned park in the borough and was a strategic area in WWII.

Oral histories: 18 (38 hours).

Resources: Walking tours; Podcasts; Videos; Reminiscence Packs.



Memory Games

Barking and Dagenham's sporting talents 

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Bobby Moore and Sir Alf Ramsey left a lasting legacy in the borough. We speak to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

Oral histories: 24 (40 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; Documentary film.



Olympic Memories

Olympic Boroughs Past, Present and Future 

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Community members express their views on the 2012 Olympics in storytelling & reminiscence workshops. 

 Oral histories: 23 + Vox Pops (30 hours).

Resources: Short videos.



Central Park

The history of Central Park in East Ham 

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From industrialization to the Second World War, the history of East Ham's Central Park opened in 1898.

 Oral histories: 11 (20 hours).

Resources: Educational materials.



On the Beach

The opening of the Tower of London Beach 

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The opening of the beach at Tower of London in 1934, providing a safe playground for local children.

 Oral histories: 21 (25 hours).

Resources: Documentary film.



Field of Dreams: Wanstead Flats

Wanstead Flats after the Second World War 

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Local experiences of Wanstead flats, and the campaign to stop development on the Flats after the Second World War.

 Oral histories: 20 (25 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; History talks; Walking tour; Podcast.