From Red Dragon to Nemesis
Innovations in East India Company Shipping (1600-1858)


The book launch was held by Stepney Community Trust on Thursday 29 March 2018 at the Idea Store Whitechapel, London.From Red Dragon to Nemesis

Stepney Community Hub

Stepney Community Trust is working on a five-year development programme to develop the SCT centre as a Community Resource, open to all sections of the local community. The development programme’s initial work commenced in 2018 and consist of:

Community Consultation
Community Forum
Volunteering
Community activities
Training and Development
Health and Well-being
Job search and employment 
Partnership development

Training and Development - commenced in Feb 2019
Job Search and Employment skills - commenced in Feb 2019
All other activities details are yet to be announced.

The book is based on a project by the Stepney Community Trust called Science and Technological Evolution in East India Company Shipping (1600-1858). The project was launched on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at the St. Matthias Community Centre (images below). The turnout and the levels of interest were fantastic. The invited speakers talked about the East India Company, sources of information on East Indiamen shipping and provided information about a number of different ships and how they were constructed. More

This book is the outcome of an ambitious community project run by the Stepney Community Trust, which explored East India Company related objects kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s storehouse The Clothworkers’ Centre. The main aim of the project was designed to help familiarise, educate and generate interest within the wider diverse community in East London with the V&A heritage object collections, linked to the East India Company. More

Home Machinists (Seamstresses)


Untold stories of first-generation Bangladeshi women in the East End (1970-90)


Project Information and Application form


Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Lab1a, Idea Store Whitechapel, 421 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU


















Heirlooms from Asia: East India Company items in the V&A Collections

A book launch was held by Stepney Community Trust on Friday 6th April 2018, Rich Mix Centre, East London.

How Villages and Towns in Bengal Dressed London London Ladies in the 17th, 18th and Early 19th Centuries


A very exciting and unique project was recently delivered by the Trust. It involved recruiting volunteers from London's diverse communities to research and recreate historical costumes worn by ladies in the UK that were made from Bengal textiles. More

A community-led charity with a long history of local action, set up in 1982 as the St Mary's Centre to respond to the severe levels of housing and social deprivation existing in the area. The centre was later renamed Stepney Community Trust

We value diversity, welcome everyone regardless of background, support the disadvantaged and work to achieve equal opportunities and social inclusion!