The Heritage Newham group launched three years ago and has brought together many individuals and organisations who have a passion for history and heritage.
There is a massive amount of goodwill in and around our borough to celebrate our past and keep history alive for all generations.
Originally called the Museum for Newham campaign, we want, and would still love to see a museum in the borough. It is 25 years since the Passmore Edwards Museum closed its doors after 94 years of service.
You only have to look at social media to see the passion, joy and celebration. There are 25 different Facebook sub groups devoted to stories of our past, details of which can be found on our Facebook page. There’s also the Forgotten Stories series written by one of our founders.
The Royal Docks History Club in North Woolwich and Silvertown has proved a great success and charities like Ambition, Aspire, Achieve are among groups who are staging special heritage events for children.
Eastside Heritage has now been working for generations to achieve magnificent things to keep history alive in our community and now the East End Women’s Museum is here to expand the boundaries.
From individuals who contribute to our campaign to groups like Newham History Society who have been part of the organisation from day one; everyone is keen to preserve the passion for heritage in our community.
The Heritage Newham (People, Places, Progress) group has its own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and many of its members have their own websites.
We have played a major role in two Newham Heritage Festivals and the Newham Heritage Month in June 2020.
We are not a political group and we have made our aims clear to Newham Council.
There are over 5,000 pictures of Newham’s history on our Facebook Page, which is in itself a remarkable archive of pictures, stories and comments..