Eastside Community Heritage

Eastside Community Heritage
The Parish Centre
Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road






020 8553 3116

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Eastside Community Heritage was established in 1993 as part of the Stratford City Challenge community history project. In 1997 Eastside became an independent charity, and it reopened in new premises in July 2007. Over the years Eastside has worked on numerous projects documenting the lives of 'ordinary' people from and who live in East London.

In 1999 Eastside Community Heritage established the East London People's Archive which now holds over 1000 oral histories, thousands of photographs and video material all preserved and archived for public benefit.

Venue Type:

Archive, Campaign or initiative

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Poster for Exhibition

Little Germany, East London 1914

  • 18 October — 16 November 2014 *on now

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Eastside Community Heritage have been running this Heritage Lottery Fund and Newham Council funded project investigating the experiences of 'enemy aliens' in East London during the conflict. From an internment camp in Stratford (next to the current site of the Olympic Park), to the anti-German riots on the streets of Plaistow, Canning Town, Walthamstow, East and West Ham and beyond. Through extensive archival research and oral histories with descendants of the German community and local residents, Eastside have unearthed a wealth of previously unseen materials and are proud to announce the opening of the project's free public exhibition.


Walthamstow Library
High Street
E17 7JN