Newham

Newham Heritage Week

Newham residents can celebrate and learn more about the borough’s rich history during a special week of events being held during Newham Heritage Week.
Newham Heritage Week, organised by Newham Council in partnership with a range of other organisations, will again run later this year (dates to be confirmed).

A wide range of walks, films, talks, exhibitions and activities for people of all ages will be held in venues across the borough highlighting the people, places and events that have shaped Newham into the borough it is now.

Today Newham has a population of more than 330,000. However, the borough comes from humble beginnings with the Domesday Book recording the manor of (West) Ham with a population of just 130 in 1086.

Among the notable historical figures that have called Newham home include prison reformer Elizabeth Fry who moved to East Ham in 1809, James Keir Hardie who became Britain’s first Labour MP in 1892 and Jack Cornwall who is one of the youngest ever recipients of a Victoria Cross for his brave actions during the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.

If
you are interested in participating in Newham Heritage Week or would like to join our heritage mailing list please contact Ian Martin at: ian.martin@newham.gov.uk ​

 
 

2017 event programme

Newham Heritage Week, organised by Newham Council in partnership with a range of other organisations, will run between Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 October.
 
A wide range of walks, films, talks, exhibitions and activities for people of all ages will be held in venues across the borough highlighting the people, places and events that have shaped Newham into the borough it is now.
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