Contact us:  foiht2014@gmail.com 


 WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF DOGS

Isle Of Dogs
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers,members and associates for your continued support in 2017 and previous years.  Without your dedication and hard work we would not be able to resource the many good projects and community events that has allowed FOIHT to prosper over the last 4 years.   With your help we hope to continue with the ongoing good work and also actively encourage the next generation to get involved in their local history.   In the meantime we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

NEXT OPEN DAY WILL BE IN MAY 2018 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
    DOORS OPEN 11.30 to 17.00 - £2 ENTRY
UNDER 16 AND CARERS FREE ENTRY.
The History Group Meeting Will Be Changing To A Wed On Nov 1st 2017 (Subject  To Change). 
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.
ABOUT US
 St John's Community Centre, The History Room
37-43 Glengall Grove
London E14 3NE
CONTACT US
The group has access to an extensive Collection of Photographic material both in its original format and digitally stored on a bespoke database kindly provided by the Island History Trust before it closed in 2013. It has recently been expanded to include a new collection and it is its aim to provide as much information as the previous collection mainly focusing on the end of the 2nd world war to present day.   
Should you require assistance in searching for your own family history or are seeking specific place names please feel free to contact us or use the links supplied by our friends and associates.
CURRENT UPDATES
Nov 2017 saw FOIHT at various events around the island including Craft Central at the Forge, The Barkantine Community Centre, and George Green School.  Each event  proved to be a great success and helped to spread the word to the local community. The Craft Centre is a charity which has retained the original building and developed the interior into bespoke modular units to host many craft units and businesses. Built 150 years ago in the Victorian era to serve the shipbuilding industry the building remains much the same with many original features.   To find further details go to :-ww.craftcentral.org.uk/news/craft-central-forge. 
The Barkantine Centre serves the local community much like St Johns community centre and it was with much pleasure that FOIHT were invited for the first time.  Since  FOIHT formed the group has been involved with the George Green school and this year was their latest Christmas bizarre which FOIHT attended.
Dec 2017 saw the PRE-FAB afternoon tea held at St John's community Hall which supplied an interesting day for all who attended with slide shows and information shown in the History room and main Hall.
Also in Dec the volunteers were once again at the Mudchute Park and Farm  Christmas market, and for the first time the  George Pub,  who also had a Christmas event.  They braved the extreme weather with some of them having to stand outside in the cold and snow but nonetheless had a good time.
2018 Calendar on sale at various retail outlets on the island. Please contact us for details for your nearest outlet.
Previous Updates

LINKS

Mike Seaborne 1980s Photo Collection - www.80sislandphotos.org.uk

Mick Lemmerman's Isle of Dogs historical name & address database www.isleofdogs.org.uk/addresses/search.php

Mick Lemmerman's acclaimed book The Isle of Dogs During World War II  with limited editions produced by Friends of Island Trust contact foiht2014@gmail.com

The Island Board Walk - Isle of Dogs heritage walking trail.   The pilot project has come to an end - please stay tuned for updates. www.islandboardwalk.com

The Original Island History Trust Collection in digital Format is held at the History Room on the Isle Of Dogs - please contact us for more details at foiht2014@gmail.com

Frontispiece is one of East Londons most interesting shops supplying Antique Maps an Prints www.mapsandantiqueprints.com


Membership is now open for 2018
Only £10 per address yearly from Jan - Dec. Your membership will entitle you to a minimum of 2 newsletters per year.  Back issues for previous calendars and newsletters available for a small donation.  
Your Support is important to us.  
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