Nostalgia: Romford ‘little fishers’ on road to cottage hospital

The little fishers with their minders in a horse-drawn boat. Picture: Brian Evans

The little fishers with their minders in a horse-drawn boat. Picture: Brian Evans - Credit: Archant

Glimpse the past with our Bygone Havering section.

We want you to share old photographs from around the borough with readers. They could be of local landmarks, residents or family members.

This week we have a photograph of the little fishers with their minders in a horse-drawn boat taking a rest in the carnival procession at the top end of Romford market in the early 1900s.

Their “take” was destined for the Victoria Cottage Hospital in Pettits Lane which, like most cottage hospitals, was heavily spported by the people of its catchment area.

The picture is taken from A Century of Romford, Events, People and Places over the last 100 years by Brian Evans.

Send your pictures and stories to jane.ball@archant.co.uk or Jane Ball, News Editor, Romford Recorder, 539 High Road, Ilford IG1 1UD.

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