GUEST WRITERS

We’re privileged to have guest bloggers from across the UK.

Our heartfelt thanks to the gifted poets, TV personalities, renowned academics and everyday Joe/Josephina blogs like you and me who have contributed over the last year.

The ethos of GBC is debate, you may agree with us, you may disagree but were always happy for you to submit pieces for the site. Check out our GUIDELINES   and please contact us if you’d like to submit content for the Great British Community.

The latest from our Guest writers

Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow

Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow

Receiving the Outstanding citizen award in 2001 from Newham Council, Hanna Hedwig Striesow (nee Kohn) is still remembered for her services and dedication to the Newham Community. Continue Reading

NEWHAM FAMILY TREE – NATASHA HART MBE

NEWHAM FAMILY TREE – NATASHA HART MBE

Natasha Hart PhotoNatasha Hart moved to east London from her native Russia 26 years ago. She had played basketball in her youth and as a mother she wanted to pass on her love for the game to her two teenage sons. Continue Reading

An archive of articles from our guest writers

Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow

Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow

Receiving the Outstanding citizen award in 2001 from Newham Council, Hanna Hedwig Striesow (nee Kohn) is still remembered for her services and dedication to the Newham Community. Continue Reading

NEWHAM FAMILY TREE – NATASHA HART MBE

NEWHAM FAMILY TREE – NATASHA HART MBE

Natasha Hart PhotoNatasha Hart moved to east London from her native Russia 26 years ago. She had played basketball in her youth and as a mother she wanted to pass on her love for the game to her two teenage sons. Continue Reading

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis Linda Lewis, once described as the ‘Cockney-Jamaican Gracie Fields’, is one of Britain’s most respected and talented singer songwriters, with a career spanning more than four decades. With her five-octave vocal range, she has fused folk, soul, pop and reggae into a unique signature sound that is now an integral part of the… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry was a preacher and reformer. She was born in Norwich in 1780 to the Gurneys, a wealthy Quaker family Continue Reading

EKTA Project

EKTA Project

As well as providing services and campaigning for better access to care, Ekta Project also tackles taboo subjects that affect the lives of people in the community. Continue Reading

Daisy Parsons

Daisy Parsons

Daisy Parsons was born on May 25 1890. She was born Marguerite Lena Millo, the daughter of Alfred Albert Millo, a dealer in jewellery and his wife, Emily Elizabeth née Moxley, a charlady. Continue Reading

Not Your Average Woman

Not Your Average Woman

Not Your Average Woman   Born to a woman who had no want for a child I was an unwanted little girl   Growing up with olive skin I was a different little girl   Having no family around me from a young age I was a lonely little girl   School was not an… Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity Update

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity Update

As Newham is such an ethnically diverse borough, in fact it is one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the country, there is plenty of material on the positive impact of ethnicity. Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – LGBT

Newham Family Tree – LGBT

Researching positive stories about the lives of LGBTs in Newham has been very challenging, but in a way, equally exciting…Only one LGBT group exists in Newham, the Paris Youth Group, who recently had to resort to Crowdfunding to be able to continue its work. Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity

My name is Russell, and it is my pleasure to have been working with the Link Up team for the last few months. I graduated last year from Birkbeck University of London with a BA in history, and decided to further my interest of historical research and writing by volunteering to work on the Family… Continue Reading