Black and Asian History

Gandhi & Chaplin

Humerous account of when Gandhi met Chaplin in Canning Town.

Pujji, Squadron Leader, DFC

Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Newham,  Sqn Ldr Pujji was an Indian pilot who flew Hawker Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain, he also flew combat missions in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East during the war. He survived several crashes and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for services in Burma.

Pujji, Squadron Leader,  DFC

Slave Table

The table at which Thomas Foxwell Buxton MP and others discussed and drafted the Bill for the Abolition of Slavery in the British Dominions, which received royal assent 28 May 1833.

Slave Table

Untold Stories 3 Deborah c1740


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A short dramatised reconstruction of Deborah, a negro servant to Mr Sedgwic, Merchant who was baptised at St Mary, Stratford Bow in 1740.

Untold Stories 2 James Gambo c1735


3.45 MB

A short dramatised reconstruction of the life of James Gambo 'a person of riper years', servant to Captain Carruther, baptised at St Mary, Stratford Bow in 1729.

Untold Stories 1 James Roberts c1641


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A short dramtised reconstruction of the life of James Roberts aged 15, a 'National and Natural Indian' baptised in 1638 at St Mary, Stratford Bow

Lennox Lewis, MBE

Stratford-born Lennox Lewis  -  former Heavy Weight Champion of the World.

Lennox Lewis, MBE

John Charles

John Charles -  Canning Town football hero and the first black player to represent England

John Charles

Ade Adepitan, MBE

Former Lister School pupil, Ade Adepitan MBE, sportsman and paralympian.

Ade Adepitan, MBE

Tim Campbell

Sir Alan Sugar's first Apprentice in 2005

Tim Campbell
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