September 21 2014 Latest news:
A charity theatre that has restored two Romford war memorials and supported a social club for the elderly has made a plea for volunteers to help it continue its good work.
Soldiers often lay down their lives on missions where they are not aware of the objectives.
An actor’s 90-year-old war veteran grandfather will be the guest of honour at a Queen’s Theatre production of an acclaimed First World War-inspired play.
It is not just the First World War that is marking its centenary this summer.
An exhibition paying tribute to the men who fought in the “war to end all wars” was officially unveiled on Saturday.
MP Jon Cruddas has demanded an explanation from Havering Council after a memorial was left hidden by scaffolding on the centenary of the First World War.
Millions of people have this week been paying tribute to relatives who fought for their country in the First World War - but not many can say they had family on both sides.
Fans of soul, disco and ska music will be digging out their dancing shoes after seeing the line-up for this year’s Havering Show.
The soldiers of the First World War, the fallen, the wounded and the survivors, were remembered by the borough at a number of commemorative events.
As millions of people marked the centenary of the First World War this week, the names of fallen soldiers enscribed on one memorial remained hidden by plastic wrapping and surrounded by scaffolding.
Hundreds of military vehicles, planes and displays were admired by thousands of visitors to the Essex HMVA Military and Flying Machines Show, this weekend.
Havering Council today joins public institutions and individuals across the country in marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by throwing its buildings into darkness.
The “war to end all wars” is set to be commemorated through a series of events being held from this weekend onwards.
“We are humans in the wrong time.” This sentiment portraying the loss and heartbreak incurred by the First World War is a central theme in Queen’s Theatre’s spectacular Paper Planes, which tells the life story of Sutton’s Farm aerodrome pilot William Leefe Robinson.
An attraction portraying the First World War experiences of local people has received more than £8,000 in funding.
Palaeontology is not a subject many will readily associate with Havering.
The tale of a man who lay severely injured in no man’s land for two days after being caught up in a bomb blast is one of many local stories that will be told at a new exhibition.
Imagine flames engulfing an airship as it descends towards the ground with jubilant cheers cutting through the air from crowds witnessing the fall of an enemy machine.
Four Maori soldiers who died in Hornchurch more than 100 years ago are to be commemorated.
The secrets of code breaking were revealed during a not so secret talk by a member of the Bletchley Park Trust last week.
Children ducked for cover while receiving their marching orders from teachers as they learned about the two world wars.
Images of gaping bayonet wounds, blown-off limbs and the intermingling of blood and mud in No Man’s Land are what spring to mind when considering the First World War.
Students are in need of some assistance as they try and track down not only a war hero, but their own ancestors who fought and lived through the First World War.
“What passing bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns,” read the first two lines of Wilfred Owen’s famous poem Anthem for Doomed Youth, which encapsulates the disillusionment he came to feel about the “Great War”.
Delving into history and unearthing its trinkets is a nostalgic passion for many people.