Folk of Forest Gate

Leisure in the Forest Gate, Newham

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We collected the stories of local people about leisure in Forest Gate. We have gathered some great memories of pubs, clubs, cinemas, shops, galleries, parks, snooker halls, and skating rinks.

Number of interviews: 13.

Resources: Exhibition; Website.

They Took The Lead

Clapton Orient and the Great War

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A volunteer-led project telling the story of the footballers, officials and fans

of Orient who contributed to the First World War effort.

Number of interviews: 10 (18 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Educational materials; Website.

In partnership with Leyton Orient Trust.

Women's Football and the Home Front

The East London Story

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This project looked at the development of women's football, from it's beginnings in the 1890s to the present day. We focused on East London's sporting history, and the creation of teams of women workers during the First World War.

Number of interviews: 4 (3 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Educational materials; Website.

In partnership with Leyton Orient Trust, Clapton Orient Football Club,

Vestry House Museum, and Hackney Council

Barking Park

The memories of park goers

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Opened to the public in 1898, Barking Park was the first council owned park in the borough. During the WWII it housed anti-aircraft batteries, making Barking Park an area of strategic importance.

Number of interviews: 18 (38 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Walking tours; Podcasts; Short videos; Youth led documentary; Reminiscence Packs.

In partnership with London Borough Barking and Dagenham.

Memory Games

Barking and Dagenham's sporting talents

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Bobby Moore and Sir Alf Ramsey were from Barking and Dagenham, leaving a lasting sporting legacy. We interviewed Olympic hopefuls as well as Paralympic Gold medalists such as Beverley Gull.

Number of interviews: 24 (40 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Documentary film.

In partnership with London Borough Barking and Dagenham.

Olympic Memories

Olympic Boroughs Past, Present and Future

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Members of Greenwich Association of Disabled People and AbPhab youth club express their views

on the 2012 Olympics in a series of storytelling & reminiscence workshops.

Number of interviews: 23 + Vox pops (30 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Short videos.

In partnership with Greenwich Association of Disabled People and Wessex Archeology.

Central Park

The history of Central Park in East Ham

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From industrialization to the Second World War, this project documents

the rich history of Central Park opened in East Ham in 1898.

Number of interviews: 11 ( 20 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Educational materials.

In partnership with London Borough of Newham.

On the Beach

The opening of the Tower of London Beach

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A project on the opening of the beach at Tower of London in 1934,

providing a safe playground for the children of East London.

Number of interviews: 21 (25 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Documentary film.

In partnership with Historic Royal Palaces. 

Field of Dreams: Wanstead Flats

Wanstead Flats after the Second World War

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The project recorded local people’s experiences of living around Wanstead flats, highlighting the campaign to stop development on the Flats immediately after the Second World War.

Number of interviews: 20 (25 hours audio recordings).

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

Heritage Lottery Funded.

Eastside Community Heritage, Parish Centre, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QP

Registered charity (1071668) and company limited by guarantee (3509623)


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