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Can you identify these drawings of Havering and Brentwood during the First World War?

09:50 28 December 2012

Squirrels Heath by W. L. Phillips

Squirrels Heath by W. L. Phillips

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These historical images show Havering and Brentwood during the First World War – but who is the artist?

Gidea Park, September 1917 by W. L. PhillipsGidea Park, September 1917 by W. L. Phillips

Builder Mick Stevens uncovered them while clearing a house in Harrow nearly 20 years ago. The six pencil drawings are signed “W. L. Phillips” and depict scenes including Squirrel’s Heath, Creaseys Farm in Brentwood, and houses in Gidea Park between 1916 and 1918.

Mr Stevens, of Rushden, Bedford, said he had approached a historian about the pictures back when he discovered them.

The historian believed W. L. Phillips may have been in the Gidea Park officers’ training unit during the war.

You can see all six illustrations in the photo gallery at the top-right of this web page.

Creaseys Farm by W. L. PhillipsCreaseys Farm by W. L. Phillips

If you are able to identify the pictures, please contact the news desk on 020 8477 3903 or e-mail ramzy.alwakeel@archant.co.uk.

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