The notlikeitusedtobe’s Podcast
E6: Beckton part 1

E6: Beckton part 1

January 8, 2020

Today's episode is about Beckton. 

I am joined by Mavis who used to live in the area some years back.

Thanks to Suzanah Walker for her help with this episode

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E12: Manor Park

E12: Manor Park

July 31, 2019

Manor Park, previously known as Little Ilford is in the London Borough of Newham,

In this episode, local historian John, talks about the history of Manor Park

E13: West Ham

E13: West Ham

May 26, 2019

From West Ham FC to Queens Market, the area West Ham has a rich history to be explored.

This episode features Vivian Archer who runs Newham's Bookshop. Despite the age of Kindles and Amazon, the store is thriving, and recently won the British Book Awards Independent Bookshop of the Year 2019.

Bonus interview comes from Pauline and Saif from Friends of Queens Markert. 

An organization interested in maintaining Queens Markert longevity.

Music provided by Danosongs

E6: East Ham

E6: East Ham

April 22, 2019

Today's episode is in East Ham. 

I met up with Verny Sutherland to discuss growing up in East Ham, School, and politics. 

Verny's twitter is @VernyCena

Music used: DanoSongs



March 17, 2019

Today's podcast is Stratford

I met up with the Reverand of St John's E15 in Stratford to find out more about the Church and history 

Website is


Canning Town

Canning Town

January 26, 2019

In today's episode; it's Canning Town. 

Guests include Councillor Shaban Mohammed and Councillor Ann Easter

Both are Councillors for Canning Town North Ward. 

Music used: DanoSongs- Great World 

Forest Gate

Forest Gate

December 16, 2018

Today's episode features Forest Gate

The guest is John Walker who is from Forest Gate, and run a website about the history and culture of Forest Gate. 


His website can be found on 

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November 22, 2018

The first episode of 'Not Like It Used To Be'/ 

Today's episode features Plaistow

TheatreFullstop writer Lucy Basaba is the first guest.

Would you like to be a guest? comment on below!

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November 3, 2018

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