The statues are marble sculptures of Molossian Hounds and were donated to the park by Lady Aignarth, a wealthy and clearly rather generous resident of East London, in 1912. They are rumoured to have been a commemoration of her late husband, Horatio, who passed away that year.Read more
Gary Hutton, reformed East End criminal from Stepney whose book Product of a Postcode talks of the environmental pressures that can lead to a life of crime, a message he now takes to local schools to help prevent young people from making the same mistakes he did.Read more
Ifti Latif is a local poet, who wrote a poem inspired by lockdown last summer. As the winter months take hold and people look for some positivity in the current climate, he has chosen to share his work which he hopes will ‘be something nice to think about, especially as we enter January’.Read more
Local businesses of the East End have been working together to create an online store, the East End Trades Guild Store. The platform is an alternative to Amazon and one that forms a vital support network between businesses that have been forced to close during lockdown.Read more
Neighbourhood Bites aims to serve the homeless and members of the community who are in need of fellowship. Since it was founded by Tom Edwards in 2018 the organisation, which operates in St. John’s church hall in Bethnal Green, has seen a huge increase of guests.
Our fine city of London may be regarded as the “Big Smoke”, but despite this moniker there are still a number of green spaces residents can explore. Here are “eight of the best” trees which are particularly significant and where to find them.Read more
Grime music, the genre which took the British charts by storm in the early noughties, is deeply connected to Roman Road and the surrounding area.Read more