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Celebrate the history of the borough in Newham Heritage Week

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 October 2018

Eastside Community Heritage will host an exhibition at Custom House Library, and therell be exhibits on the history of Newhams Suffragettes and the borough during the First World War. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

Eastside Community Heritage will host an exhibition at Custom House Library, and therell be exhibits on the history of Newhams Suffragettes and the borough during the First World War. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

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Newham is celebrating its rich and varied heritage through a series of films, workshops, bus tours and open houses.

Every year, Newham Council celebrates Newham Heritage Week – a look back on the history of the borough.

From its early recording in the Domesday Book in 1086, where the population was just 130, to the 330,000-strong population now, the week will follow Newham’s growth and development.

This year the council will be celebrating the women who fought for the right to vote in Newham, and marking 100 years since the end of the First World War by looking at the war’s impact on the borough.

Among the famous faces who’ve lived and worked in Newham, and will be remembered in the week, are James Keir Hardie, Britain’s first Labour MP, and prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, who moved to East Ham in 1809.

Events will run from November 8 until 18. Use the interactive map to find a full list of events and locations.


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