Search

Poll: Was it disrespectful to remove Sanders Draper’s surname from Hornchurch school’s title?

10:07 14 April 2014

'Selfless Hero' by Barry Weekley, to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the pilot's death

Archant

Residents have reacted with anger to the recent name change of Sanders School that saw the surname of the hero pilot it was named after dropped from its title.

Raimund Sanders Draper sacrificed his life for the children of the school when, in 1943, his plane was headed for the school packed with pupils. To save their lives, crash landed into the school’s playing field.

See original story to the right.

The Hornchurch school was later renamed Sanders Draper School in his memory but last month the name was shortened to Sanders School prompting strong feelings from residents, both past and present.

Let the Recorder know your thoughts by entering our online poll.

Related articles

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00
Mayor of havering, Cllr Linda Trew comissioned Havering College of Further and Higher Education,  students to create a float. for the New Year’s Day Parade,

The mayor of Havering will dazzle spectators of the New Year’s Day Parade as she travels through the streets of London in a vintage steam train and carriage thanks to Havering College construction students.

Yesterday, 12:00
Christmas jumpers raised enough to build a classroom for less fortunate children

As term came to a close and the ho-ho-holidays were due to start one school allowed its lucky pupils to really get into the festive spirit.

Yesterday, 09:00
CM Atkinson from the Harold Hill Fire Station (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

One mum-of-two proves that being a woman doesn’t make a difference when it comes to fighting fires and saving lives.

Fri, 16:25
Deck the halls with boughs of holly - and doughnuts  (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

“You wouldn’t want to eat one, really – I’ve tried about four and even I don’t like them.”

Most read news

WW100

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

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.