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Man wants recognition for Havering civilians who died in the war

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 April 2014

A British family sheltering in a corrugated iron Anderson shelter. PA-PA archive.

A British family sheltering in a corrugated iron Anderson shelter. PA-PA archive.

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A local history expert will sit outside Havering town hall with large photographs of war time Romford, to try and gain recognition for the civilians who died during the second world war.

Laurie Ford, 86, said: “I have been pushing to get people in not just Havering but the whole of London to think about it”.

“They are buried in Crow Lane cemetery with no indication of who they are,” he said of the civilians who were killed.

“After 73 years I think it’s an absolute disgrace”.

Mr Ford referenced Essex Road as one of the places that had been affected and said that during the war whole streets had been demolished and hundreds of people had died.

“Everywhere has no many sad stories about it and they don’t get told,” he said.

Mr Ford said he will be at the town hall on Main Road, Romford, on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 between 10am and 4pm.

He explained that he had done the same thing around three years ago as part of his ongoing fight to gain acknowledgment for all the civilians who lost their lives.

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