Ascension Eagles soar to new heights

They have been UK National Champions ten years running. They are the best in Europe and among the top one per cent in the world. And they are based in one of the least fashionable parts of London. Who are they? They’re the Ascension Eagles, Britain’s top cheerleading team. Ascension Eagles began in 1996, startedContinue reading “Ascension Eagles soar to new heights”

East London’s Green Spaces, Forest and Lakes

© Copyright Danny Robinson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence It is a secret often kept from the rest of the world that East London is full of green spaces and lakes, and even has its own forest. There are typical urban parks all over the place (Victoria Park, West Ham ParkContinue reading “East London’s Green Spaces, Forest and Lakes”

Green Street Grub – or further afield

Last week’s blog was about the great food that’s on offer within walking distance of Upton Park. But what about those places that are worth going just a bit further afield for? One restaurant recommended by the Scandinavian Hammers’ club and their friends is Thai-Thai (, in the Barking Road, near Newham Town Hall. Apparently,Continue reading “Green Street Grub – or further afield”

East London and the 2010 World Cup

  On the wall of the dining area at West Ham United’s training ground at Chadwell Heath there is a large photo of Geoff Hurst scoring the fourth of England’s goals in the 1966 World Cup final.  When he signed it, the great man added the caption ‘A goal learnt at Chadwell Heath’. The implication isContinue reading “East London and the 2010 World Cup”

Art in East London

‘Commission For Mission’ is an exciting development in the world of sacred art in East London. As Jonathan Evens’ site at shows, ‘Commission For Mission’ is already showcasing some first-rate work. If you can get to St Barnabas’ Church, Walthamstow, this weekend, you have a chance to see Henry Shelton’s Stations of the Cross. WellContinue reading “Art in East London”