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Newham Black History Month October 2020
Newham Bookshop
is proud to support Newham Black History Month 2020
Black and British: A Forgotten History
Black and British: A short wessential history
The Girl with the Louding Voice
Terraformed: Young Black Lives in the Inner City
Mister Good Times

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Holding the Baby

Holding the Baby

Have a look at the Holding the Baby website. Visit the exhibition at Plaistow Library, which starts in March 2018.

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Share your memories of parenting and childcare in the East End for an oral history project

If you lived in Newham or Tower Hamlets as a child, brought up your children in the area or worked as a childcare professional, then get in touch! Tell us where you roamed as a child and who made your tea, how you chose to bring up your children and why. What kind of childcare did you use, if any, and what do you think about childcare in the East End today? Holding the Baby will record oral history interviews, bring people of different generations together to discuss their experiences of childcare and create an exhibition and a website.

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Holding the Baby is run by On the Record Community Interest Company, in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute, and is funded by the Gilda Street Trust.

Left: Wall End Day Nursery, washing the baby, 1949. © London Borough of Newham Archives

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.


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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.


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