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Friday, July 13, 2018

The contributions Jewish members of the Royal Air Force made over the course of its 100 year history have not always been recognised.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A leading campaigner for a state health service was the radical Mayor of Poplar who in 1921 would rather go to prison in Great Rent Strike than have the polltax of his day forced on the East London’s poor.

TV historian Dan Snow has joined Michael Heseltine in the fight to save one of Britain’s last remaining First World War ships from the scrapheap and have towed it back to London.

The animal welfare charity that runs east London’s busy Bow Pets Hospital is marking the centenary of its founder Maria Dickin setting up her first dispensary for sick animals in Whitechapel.

A military charity started almost 100 years ago to help wounded soldiers, sailors and airmen who lost limbs in war wants volunteers to hold fundraising events in their east London neighbourhoods.

A strike by women in a backwater factory in Bow that eventually changed the British workplace for ever still holds memories of defiance and working class struggles handed down through generations as the 130th anniversary of the Bryant & May match factory dispute approaches.

Plans to ‘update’ Petticoat Lane have been revealed with a feasibility study to see how London’s most-famous ancient and iconic street market can be rejuvenated.

A rare collection of photos from an east London soldier reveal what life was like when all fell quiet on the Western Front.

Suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst set up her ‘battle HQ’ in the East End during the First World War having seen the poverty among families whose menfolk were away to the Front.

To mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote on Tuesday, next week’s paper will be a special women’s edition.

To kick-start the celebrations, Hayley Anderson delves into the history of the suffragettes and their role in history.

More than 72,000 small shrouded figures are set to be laid out in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this year to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

A Spitalfields bellringer has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list, receiving an MBE for services to campanology.

Research by school pupils in east London into the impact the First World War had on the people of Bow and Mile End is being published in two books this weekend.

“I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele).”

The German nation should not be careless about the memory of the infamous First World War air-raid on east London when 18 children were killed at Poplar’s Upper North Street School, their ambassador told the centenary wreath-laying.

Hundreds of children cheered the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at the school gates at Mayflower Primary in Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World War air-raid in which 18 children perished.

The Queen and Prince Philip joined families of 18 children killed when their Poplar school was bombed during the First World War to mark 100 years since the tragedy.

The Bishop of Stepney delivers an address in Poplar today (Thurs) in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip in which he talks about his own parents’ experience of living through the horror of war.

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