Friday, July 7, 2017

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

A German painter will pay tribute to a “wonderful” post-war friendship through a powerful exhibition.

An expat from Dagenham is trying to track down the family of his late friend as he tries to write a book about his extraordinary life.

For children today. “hopping” means jumping on one leg, but for older readers the word conjures up memories of working in the hopfields in Kent over the summer holidays.

Titanic: The world knows the name, and it conjures up thoughts of a vast white ship, heartbreaking last embraces, and a Celine Dion soundtrack.

A cross-border friendship based on thirteen hooks, six rubber rings and a wooden board will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Easter.

One of east London’s most famous daughters, Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 100th birthday today.

A 92-year-old war veteran will meet a world famous singer again 70 years after sharing the limelight with her on stage.

A £1m lottery bid to “reverse the decline” of Barking town centre has been given the go-ahead.

For more than a decade, fresh-faced youngsters have transformed into firefighters for a week of intensive drills.

History buffs took to the streets of the Becontree Estate on Saturday to explore its past.

Every Wednesday, a music fan hops on the bus to head to her favourite dance hall.

Tributes have been paid to a “gentleman” who championed the forging of friendship between two coutnries.

Post memories normally recalls history within living memory, but thanks to hardworking staff and volunteers at Valence House Publications, this week we have a glimpse of the turn of the 19th century.

When Sandra Knight died in December 1982 she left behind a baby girl. Now 34, Kelly Piccard talks to Phoebe Cooke about delving into her past...

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