Eastside Community Heritage was established in 1993 as part of the Stratford City Challenge community history project. In 1997, Eastside became an independent charity. We have worked on numberous projects documenting, preserving and celebrating the lives of "ordinary" people from, and who live in, London.
In 1999 Eastside Community Heritage established an archive, The East London People's Archive, which now holds over 1700 oral history interviews, thousands of photographs and video material. All of these preserved and archived for public benefit.
Our director, Judith Garfield, has recently been awarded a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2012 for her service and commitment to community heritage.
More information about the work of ECH can be found on our website: www.hidden-histories.org.uk or phone us on 020 8553 4343