Search

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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

10:36
Ayden Superstore. Picture: Google Maps

A man with a knife held up a convenience store in broad daylight.

09:03
The Collier Row Carnival procession as it winds its way through town

In glorious sunshine crowds cheered as dancers, community groups, police officers and even Disney princesses joined the Collier Row Carnival parade.

Health baby Bobby with dad Jack and mum Danielle.

A father, whose son nearly died days after being born, cycled 100 miles yesterday to raise money for the charity that supported him.

Yesterday, 14:00
The Ford Judo Club members who won medals at an English championship. Picture: Ford Judo Club

An impressive seven medals were won by sports players at an English championship.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder