Corner shops provide an invaluable social hub and neighbourhood focus – a village in a city- which reflects the tastes and demands of its unique local demographic.

As part of Newham Heritage Month 2021, Frames Of Mind trained a small team of heritage producers to co-produce short films and testaments about three very different corner shops across Newham, to celebrate their vital place in our shared urban heritage.

The Heritage Producers attended on-line workshops and received hands-on training in filming techniques and audio recording, on location in corner shops.

The films were screened at an outdoor projection event on the side wall of P&P News.

Counter Culture Background

P&P News, Forest Lane E15

Caner Supermarket, Forest Gate E7

Cromwell Stores, North Woolwich E16

All photos by Sylvie Belbouab