Record crowds at the Havering Show

�Record crowds flocked to Harrow Lodge Park this bank holiday weekend for two days of family-fun.

More than 43,000 families visited the Hornchurch park for the annual Havering Show, free for the third year in a row, after the bad weather held off for most of Sunday and Monday.

There were displays from re-enactment group, Legends Medieval, the Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet Corps, Colin Gordon’s sheepdogs and Colchester Birds of Prey

The Royal Artillery Parachute Display Team dropped in to wow the crowds with an aerial eye-opener.

Tigers Motorcycle Display Team also entertained audiences in the main arena while performances from Alvin Stardust, Josh DuBovie, Danyl Johnson, Dr and the Medics and The Real Thing on the music stage made sure that the show had something for all ages.

Mayor of Havering, Cllr Melvin Wallace also welcomed visiting Mayors from other boroughs and gave them a tour of the show.


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One of the most popular stalls was Planet Havering which offered children’s environmental workshops, energy saving advice and musical acts on a solar powered stage.

On Saturday, 27 bands entertained thousands of young people at the first ever Hornchurch Live.

The all-day concert, with headline act Hadouken! showcased new and up and coming musical acts and gave bands from the local area a chance to play in front of an outdoor audience in a festival atmosphere.

Leader of Havering Council, Cllr Michael White said; “With both events being free it made sure that a great time was had by everyone who came to Harrow Lodge Park this weekend. The record crowd made sure that the Havering Show was one of the best I’ve ever been to and the bands at Hornchurch Live were outstanding. I would like to thank everyone who came along and I hope everyone had a fantastic time.”

To see interviews with Danyl Johnson, Josh Dubovie and Hadouken! visit

Romford Shopping Hall sponsored the Recorder for the Havering Show, so crowds could enjoy their favourite local paper for free during over the two days.