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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A lot has happened in the past 10 years - and here are just some of the stories that made the pages of our paper since 2010.

A ‘much-loved’ market’s demolition has brought back memories of leather jackets, live eels and ‘ill-fitting’ bras.

A single bell is to toll as a mark of respect following the blaze which devastated Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

Famous women scientists took centre stage at a school in Manor Park when pupils explained their discoveries and sang songs in their honour.

Tributes have been paid to former Barking and Dagenham mayor and one of West Ham’s oldest supporters who has died aged 102.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

Remembrance Day services are always moving and especially so with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Pupils at a junior school in Forest Gate created a garden of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day.

Pupils in Manor Park unveiled a garden of handmade poppies on Monday to mark a century since the end of the First World War.

Services were held across Newham over the weekend to remember those who died while serving their country.

Schoolchildren from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School remembered 24 past pupils who experienced First World War hardship.

Pupils at a school in Canning Town put an environmental spin on their Remembrance Day commemorations.

Hundreds of people gathered in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today (Sunday) for a poignant service to mark a century since the end of the First World War.

Imagine sitting in the same classroom where youngsters who fought in the First World War once learned their times tables.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Pupils gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War at the Royal Docks Academy.

Terence Trimmer was born and raised in Manor Park. Here the 86-year-old tells the story of two Newham recipients of the country’s most prestigious military honour.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

At the close of the First World War, little was known about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Asif Shakoor’s grandfather, Mahomed Gama, left his native Mirpur in what is now Pakistan administered Kashmir in 1914 to work as a fireman on merchant ships that had been tasked to support the war effort.

A moving memorial to thousands of missing soldiers whose bodies weren’t found after a First World War battle has been unveiled.

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

The sacrifice of a young war hero has been recognised with an installation to mark the launch of the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal.

The growing numbers of local residents either increasing their awareness of and/or their direct involvement in Newham’s long and rich heritage, is welcome and greatly encouraging for all those, like myself, who believe that understanding our past helps us to understand today and improve the future for all.

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