We have taken a look back at some of the pubs lost in and around Hornchurch and Upminster.

The Lost Pubs project has archived the decline of English pubs on its website www.closedpubs.co.uk, including those in Hornchurch and Upminster that have called time.

Here are four pubs in those areas that have been lost over the years.

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Elm Park Tavern

Romford Recorder: The former site of the Elm Park TavernThe former site of the Elm Park Tavern (Image: Google)

The Elm Park Tavern, which sat in Elm Park Avenue, shut in 2013.

It served locals for 75 years.

Since its 2013 closure, the building has been converted into a Sainsbury's Local store, where scant trace of the former pub remains.

The White Hart

Romford Recorder: Aerial view of The White Hart. Credit: Google

The White Hart was at 168 High Street, Hornchurch and underwent a turbulent history before closing in 2006.

From the 1980s onwards it changed name several times, according to the Lost Pubs project, in particular to Madison Exchange, Newt and Cucumber before becoming Lloyds No1, a Wetherspoons subsidiary.

Rebecca Stirling, a New Zealand native, told the Lost Pubs project she worked at The White Hart with her sister Rachel from 1988 to 1990, as a kitchen hand and waitress respectively.

The pub’s doors closed in 2006, but the name survives and remains in use on bus timetables.

The Kings Head

Romford Recorder: The Kings Head is now a Prezzo restaurantThe Kings Head is now a Prezzo restaurant (Image: Google)

The Kings Head was at 189 High Street, Hornchurch but became an Italian restaurant in the late 2000s.

Jack Savage told the Lost Pubs project his grandfather and grandmother Tony and Margaret owned the pub for many years before selling the building to restaurant chain Prezzo.

The building’s charming exterior has been preserved.

Masons Arms

The Masons Arms stood at 311 St Marys Lane in Upminster and slammed shut in 2011.

The pub has since been demolished to make way for a new housing development.

Denny Jackson reflected fondly to the Lost Pubs project on his days at the pub as a DJ on Fridays and Sundays.