In 1999, Eastside Community Heritage established the East London People’s Archive which now holds over a thousand oral histories, thousands of photographs and video material all preserved and archived for public benefit. Projects conducted by Eastside Community Heritage document the lives of ‘ordinary’ people in East London. Topics include World War Two, women’s history, markets, boxing, ethnic groups in East London, food and parks.
The East London People’s Archive can be accessed at the University of East London, Docklands Campus, in the Learning Resources Centre. Viewing is by appointment only. Please call 020 8223 7676 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
For copyright or reproduction please apply directly to Eastside Community Heritage.
Also available are DVDs on East London local history produced by Eastside Community Heritage comprising Eastside voices: from Canning Town to Custom House, 2003; My Roots, Our Heritage, 2006 and Our Brick Lane, 2007. Published books and booklets on East London local history, chiefly published by Eastside Community Heritage including A Working Class War and Hidden Lives: stories from the East End and an index to photographs collected as part of projects by Eastside Community Heritage comprising of black and white thumbnail reproductions.