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Sunday, July 16, 2017

St Nicholas Church held a memorial service to recognise the sacrifices made by those who fought in two key battles during the First World War.

When Romford children were transferred to a Dagenham school in 1937, parents launched a mutiny, as Prof Ged Martin explains

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

Holy Cross Church held a launch event on Sunday, June 18, to celebrate an upcoming exhibition about a popular artist who was killed in the First World War.

Residents of Dovers Farm Estate celebrated St George’s Day with a number of activities for the whole community to enjoy.

Cricketer and a force in local politics – Prof Ged Martin finds out more about a forgotten man

The world was a very different place in 1908, with royals ruling vast territories, women campaigning for the vote and the devastating First World War six years away.

A few weeks ago, the hand-written memoir of Louisa Alice Perris, was discovered by staff at Romford Grange Care Home, Collier Row Lane, Collier Row.

An extraordinary search has begun to trace relatives of a football legend 100 years after his death, so his name can be added to a First World War memorial.

A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market.

Children went the extra mile today to show their appreciation for those who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.

The descendants of a young soldier killed 100 years ago in the Battle of the Somme have paid tribute to him.

A special service was held to remember First World War soldiers from one of the smallest island nations in the Pacific ocean.

Thousands visit, live and volunteer at YMCA Thames Gateway every year and as those behind the scenes make preparations for its 110th anniversary next month, Hayley Anderson finds out more about the community hub’s programme and the secret to its longevity.

A group of people from one of the smallest island nations in the Pacific ocean are coming to Hornchurch tomorrow to remember their First World War soldiers.

Members of the community gathered to mark the centenary of the first pilot to shoot down a German airship over Britain during the First World War, on Saturday.

Community members will gather to mark the centenary of the first pilot to shoot down a German airship over Britain during the First World War, on Saturday, September 3.

The grandson of a firefighter who helped to rescue 13 women from a munitions factory moments before it exploded is appealing for other relatives to come forward as the anniversary approaches.

The community came together on Sunday to pay their respects to the fallen heroes who died in the First World War’s bloodiest battle.

Five new school campuses are planned for Havering, the leader of the council has said.

Historian Jim Bolton has, for many years, researched the names on Romford War Memorial and the memorial in St Edward the Confessor Church.

Countries across the world are coming together tomorrow to commemorate the First World War’s bloodiest battle, which saw thousands of British men, young and old, killed and wounded – including some of Havering’s own.

For Robert Gillman, 69, of Rainham, trains and railways roll in the family.

July 1 1916 will forever be immortalised as one of the darkest days in the history of the British Army.

Pupils returned from a poignant trip, on Monday, after visiting some of the most historical sites of the First World War.

WW100

This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict that cost around 10 million lives and changed forever the lives of those who experienced it at home or on the battlefields of Europe.

Throughout the year, the Romford Recorder will be retelling stirring tales of bravery from the frontline and highlighting the terrifying moments that those back home endured, worrying about their loved ones as they listened for the far-off rumble of guns from mainland Europe.

Was your grandfather a war hero? Do you have carefully preserved photos from that time?

Share your stories with reporter Bethany Wyatt.

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