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In the second of his series of day trip ideas, Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Horndon​

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.

With the summer holidays upon us, Prof Ged Martin looks at some day trip ideas within easy reach of Havering

As Havering celebrates its first Gay Pride festival, Prof Ged Martin looks back to a strange conversation between a local MP and a gay rights campaigner

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

Prof Ged Martin takes a lightning tour of the borough’s vanished places of worship

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell reflects on the gallant work of the RAF in both the past and present.

For some World War Two RAF veterans the path into service was not as smooth as others.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin tells how an unstable fantasist took advantage of religious paranoia in the 17th century

Tony Philpot of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society on airship attacks, First World War heroes and keeping memories of an historic airfield alive.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

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

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Prof Ged Martin looks at health care pre-NHS

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

Hundreds of people from across the borough gathered in the town centre this morning to pay their respects to the men and women that have fought and continue to fight to “keep the peace”.

As the weather heats up, local historian Prof Ged Martin discovers Essex has two reptile legends

After the death of her Aunt and discovery of a box of memorabilia in her attic, a woman is appealing for help to learn more about her grandmother who worked in a First World War camp in Gidea Park.

Prof Ged Martin tells how a fire led to bankruptcy for the owner of Hare Hall

This week’s column by Prof Ged Martin is about five unexpected local oddities

The indomitable John Frank Ketley was told he was attempting the impossible. But he succeeded. Prof Ged Martin tells his story

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

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

Juliana and Botilda are the first women in Havering history we know anything about. Prof Ged Martin tells their stories

Residents and councillors attended a special memorial service to commemorate the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) that fought in the First and Second World War.

Children have been learning about the Suffragettes and everything they did to fight for women’s right to vote at school for decades.

As we approach the 78th Anniversary of Dunkirk, we need to look back and remember some of those that have long been overlooked – the brave pilots that flew from Hornchurch during this crucial time in the world’s bitterest conflict.

Prof Ged Martin borrows from Shakespeare to celebrate a famous Havering factory

As Prince Harry and Meghan prepare for their nuptials today, Prof Ged Martin looks back at a Victorian royal wedding

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

As Havering went to the polls last week, Prof Ged Martin looked at an election 54 years ago as the borough was created

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

A hundred years ago plans for a chemical company could have changed Gidea Park forever, as Prof Ged Martin discovers

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

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

As the landmark closes in on its half century, Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Gallows Corner

Disposing of sewage was a big issue in the area 150 years ago, says Prof Ged Martin

To mark this year’s Grand National, Prof Ged Martin uncovers an amazing story of a local race involving the top steeplechasers of the day

More than 100 years ago, 1,503 people died as the Titanic - the “unsinkable” ship - hit an iceberg and plummeted to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

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

Looking for something to do in the Easter holidays? Prof Ged Martin suggests a trip to see a historic painting depicting a borough story

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