Silvertown Explosion

Commemorating the 1917 Silvertown Explosion


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Stories of the fire which led to the ignition of 50 tons of TNT, costing the lives of 73 people, mostly women factory workers. 

Oral histories: 7 + Vox Pops (14 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; History Talks; Website.

Working Lives of

the Thames Gateway

Celebrating the East End's industry workers


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For this 3 year long project, we carried out 40 reminiscence sessions and collected 260 interviews on Food & Drink, Printing, Energy, Markets, Textiles, Engineering, Chemicals and Transport. 

Oral histories: 284 (500 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; Documentary; Book.

Partners: Bexley, Havering, Newham, Greenwich

and Tower Hamlets Local Archives.

 North Woolwich

Workers' memories of the North Woolwich Docks


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Memories from the Docks, from surviving between the wars, to the decline in the late 1960s and the rise of City Airport.

Oral histories: 24 (35 hours).

Resources: Exhibition; Booklet. 

Partners: Newham Council.

Snapshots Through Time 

Looking back at the history of Ilford Ltd


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An Oral History project uncovering the heritage of Ilford Ltd,  one of the leading photographic companies of the 20th century. 

Oral histories: 12 (24 hours).

Resources: Exhibition;Walking Tour; Mobile App.

Partners: Sainsbury's.

Carry on Canals 

Stratford canals, Bow Back Rivers and Bow Lock


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The history of the canals in Stratford, Bow Back Rivers and Bow Lock, through oral histories with former workers and residents.


Oral histories: 9 (15 hours).

Resources: Educational materials. 

Partners: 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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