Memory Lane: Pub reunion for Old Plaistovians
Memory Lane: Old Plaistovians from as far away as Australia reunited in a local pub to reminisce with childhood friends.
Debra Williams, a Plaistow resident of around 40 years, used a social networking site to get in touch with people who grew up with her in the E13 area but had since moved away.
Receiving an overwhelming response, she soon organised a party in the Lord Stanley pub on St Mary’s Road to great success with around 120 people attending on Saturday August 18.
Not only getting together to bring old memories back to life, the group also raised money for St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney along with Mrs Prosser, the Pearly Queen of Upton Park, who sang a rousing rendition of ‘Maybe it’s Because I’m a Londoner’.
Debra said: “We had people come from all over the country and even someone from Australia who met up with his long lost childhood best friend.
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“We had a great night and met old and new friends all from E13.”
Memory Lane is back in the Recorder following requests from our readers who missed the column and also the memories from our Days of the Old School Yard feature,.
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- 2 Can you help find man missing from Royal Docks?
- 3 The secondary schools in Newham rated outstanding by Ofsted
- 4 East London road and rail disruptions to travel this weekend
- 5 High Court judge rules no further action needed over embargo breach by Newham company boss
- 6 Goodmayes racer Alex Lynn and title leader Sam Bird preview London E-Prix
- 7 Carpenters Estate neighbours to vote on redevelopment plans
- 8 Appeal after man allegedly 'spits at' woman travelling through Whitechapel, West Ham and Barking
- 9 Man injured as glass falls from Canning Town bus station canopy
- 10 Men from Canning Town and Leytonstone charged with theft from Wembley Stadium
So we have decided to merge the two in a feature that depending on you, our dear readers! It will appear both in paper and online at www.newhamrecorder.co.uk
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