The notlikeitusedtobe’s Podcast
E5: Clapton

E5: Clapton

April 23, 2021

It's been a while but series 2 is here.

The first episode from Hackney starts in Clapton.

Today i speak with Terry who is the Community Food Manager for Made In Hackney. 

You can find their website 

and find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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E16 North Woolwich

E16 North Woolwich

July 6, 2020

Due to the COVID, I have not been able to produce the podcast, but thankfully Youtuber and author John Rogers video on North Woolwich gave me an opportunity to continue via skype (apologies for low quality audio).#


You can support his youtube channel @ 

and his blog is 

Chinese new year special

Chinese new year special

January 25, 2020

It's Chinese new year and this is a special edition of the podcast.

Today's episode is Gill from Newham's Chinese Resident Association 

They are currently doing a heritage project. 

If interested please email

The second interview is from Occupational Therapy international student Earnest 



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E6: Beckton Part 2

E6: Beckton Part 2

January 17, 2020

 Today is part 2 of the Beckton 

From the Greengate cafe in Plaistow, I am speaking to Karima.

I also speak to Halima Hamid from the Rustic roots community 


Linkedin Halima Hamid The Rustic Roots Company
WEBS (women, enterprise, business and solutions) based in the Education Suite, Royal Victoria Docks, The Crystal Building, Siemens Brothers Way, London E16 1GB. 

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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

Music provided by Danosongs- Great World


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.

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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

E15: Stratford

E15: Stratford

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 

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