Silvertown Explosion

Commemorating the 1917 Silvertown Explosion

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For this project, we collected stories of the fire which led to the ignition of approximately

50 tons of TNT and cost the lives of 73 people, mostly women working in the factory.

Number of interviews: 7 + Vox pops (14 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; History talks; Website.

Heritage Lottery Funded. 

Working Lives of the Thames Gateway

Celebrating the East End's industry workers

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For this 2 year long project, we carried out 40 reminiscence sessions and collected 260 interviews on Food & Drink, Printing, Energy, Markets, Textiles, Engineering, Chemicals and Transport.

Number of interviews: 284 (500 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Documentary; Exhibition; Publication; Educational materials; 1000 photographs digitised; Website.

In partnership with Bexley, Havering, Newham, Greenwich

and Tower Hamlets Local Archives - Heritage Lottery Funded.

 North Woolwich

Workers' memories of a local area

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The history of the North Woolwich docks told by the people who worked and lived there. Memories of surviving between the wars, the decline in the late 1960s – early 1970s and the rise of City Airport.

Number of interviews: 24 (35 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Booklet. 

In partnership with Newham Council.

Snapshots Through Time 

Looking back at the history of Ilford Ltd

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An Oral History project aimed at uncovering the heritage of Ilford Ltd,

one of the leading photographic companies of the 20th century. 

Number of interviews: 12 (24 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Walking tour; Exhibition; Mobile application; Website.

Heritage Lottery Funded.

Carry on Canals 

 Exploring Stratford canals, Bow Back Rivers and Bow Lock

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Documenting the history of the canals in Stratford, Bow Back Rivers and Bow Lock,

through oral histories with former workers and residents of the area.

Number of interviews: 9 (15 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Educational materials. 

In partnership with Bow Environmental Trust.

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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