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The National Trust is urging any past or present Havering residents to share their memories of Rainham Hall during the 60s.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The creation of the National Health Service in 1948 was not universally welcomed, as Prof Ged Martin discovered

A tale of incompetence, selfishness and denial – Prof Ged Martin looks at what happened to the town’s financial institution

A new memorial will be installed at the site of a First World War camp in Gidea Park to remember the soldiers who trained there.

Hare Hall, Gidea Park, was a mansion which eventually became the Royal Liberty School. Prof Ged Martin looks at its history

Street lamps are something we now take for granted but Richard Loveard looks at how they have changed over the past 200 years.

A hundred years ago, with many Havering men away at war, the festive season was very different reports Prof Ged Martin

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

The National Trust is objecting to a developer’s proposal to build houses and apartments on the site of a former library.

A huge sub-continent, India has 22 major languages, many complex alphabets, and 1.3 billion people. Two elements underpin political unity – modern technology, and the use of English as a common language.

With England cricketers Down Under for the Ashes, Prof Ged Martin looks at Havering’s historic links with Australia

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The long and turbulent history of Romford Football Club has finally been documented in full by two determined local historians.

Prof Ged Martin looks at the special privileges awarded Havering by King Edward IV

Just 130 years ago, Hornchurch was a quaint town with gabled houses, says Prof Ged Martin

Rainham residents braved chilly conditions on Sunday to attend the town’s Remembrance parade and service.

The people of Upminster gathered yesterday to commemorate servicemen and women of the past and present.

From veterans to Brownies and college students, well-wishers from all walks of life gathered in Elm Park this morning to honour soldiers of the past and present.

“It’s important to be here today because this day only happens once a year and we must remember all the people who died for us” - the words of nine-year-old cub scout Maya Patel at Harold Hill’s Remembrance Day service.

Havering supported the Roundheads against Charles I, says Prof Ged Martin

Hundreds gathered around the Cenotaph in Romford this morning, Sunday, November 12, to pay their respects to the fallen service men and women who fought for their country.

On a bright but blustery morning, the people of Hornchurch gathered to honour the men and women who gave their lives for their country earlier today.

Leonard Trimmer was one of many young men to directly experience the dark days of the First World War.

The surname may be similar to that of the Bard but it’s unlikely they were related, says Prof Ged Martin

A politician made himself a figure of fun after being fined for dangerous driving in 1904, says Prof Ged Martin

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Scandalous Daisy, Countess of Warwick, made a brief visit to Romford, says Prof Ged Martin

An SOS reminder from Oldchurch Hospital to 250 doctors in Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster and Dagenham asked them to be even more selective about sending patients for X-ray examinations.

David Adams looks back half a century to the wrecking of one of Havering’s last stately mansions

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

In this special heritage long read, Prof Ged Martin looks at the career of Gus Hartley, the first headmaster of the Royal Liberty School.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our two-minute Met Office video forecast.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The 19th century Havering elite travelled to London on the Norwich Phenomena and the Ipswich Quicksilver, writes Prof Ged Martin

The sacrifice of a police officer brutally murdered while on duty 90 years ago this week was commemorated with two separate services at the weekend.

Fat-cats got off lightly when it came to taxation at the end of the 16th century, says Prof Ged Martin

As schools reopen for the new term, Prof Ged Martin focuses on the woman who gave her name to one of the borough’s best

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Discover the architectural gems on your doorstep with the return of an event all about celebrating the capital’s innovation and heritage.

In the second part of our feature on early 20th century footballer Arthur Jones, historians Terry Felton and Linda Rhodes tell how he went to war and died at Passchendaele.

In the latest of a series about day trip ideas for people interested in history, Prof Ged Martin looks at South Ockendon

Businessman Frederick Westgate’s 50 years in Romford made him a rich man, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Exactly 100 years ago this week, on August 27 1917, Arthur Edwin Jones was mortally wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele and died two days later.

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