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Twenty-five pubs in Havering have closed their doors since 2001, figures have revealed.

Young people across the borough demonstrated their creativity in a touching tribute to the servicemen and women of the First World War by taking part in a special competition.

Prof Ged Martin tells the story of two men who helped shape Havering and beyond

When the fighting ended in November 1918, Havering’s prisoners of war came home. As Prof Ged Martin reports, many had suffered a hard time

Veterans, schoolchildren, members of the British Legion, councillors and the Bishop of Barking all took part in the Elm Park Remembrance parade.

To round of this year’s commemorative events in Havering a beacon lighting ceremony was held on the green in Havering-atte-Bower.

More than 200 people paid their respects to fallen war heroes at the first Remembrance service held at the new memorial in Harold Wood.

A Harold Hill artist has created pieces of art from recycled Coke cans to raise money for the Royal British Legion in Collier Row.

Several hundred people gathered at Rainham War Memorial this morning, Sunday, November 11, to pay their tributes to the men and women who have given their lives to keep this country safe.

The people of Romford came together for an emotional ceremony on the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Hundreds flocked to Hornchurch this morning to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and pay their respects to the fallen.

The people of Upminster came out in their droves to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War at special Remembrance Day event this morning (Sunday, November 11).

Prof Ged Martin explains that there was relief rather than rejoicing in Havering when the First World War ended

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

When the First World War ended church bells rang out across the land.

Residents across the borough will be gathering at Remembrance services this weekend to honour those who sacrificed themselves during the First World War.

A new memorial statue to honour fallen war heroes has been erected in Harold Wood.

A play that reveals some of the hidden stories of people who fought for women’s suffrage is coming to Hornchurch.

Rainham residents will pay their respects to the fallen war heroes and celebrate 100 years since the end of World War One with a Remembrance day parade and service.

Red versus grey - Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of the country’s squirrels

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and the Mayor of Havering were at the launch to support the 2018 Poppy Appeal.

After more than 50 years the misspelt road has been honoured by the council.

A look at the biggest local news stories of this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Local historian Prof Ged Martin explains why he is no fan of Halloween

The road in Elm Park has been misspelt since the 1960s and now the council is going to recognise the mistake with a commemorative plaque.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Farming was very different 200 years ago as Prof Ged Martin’s story of an Emerson Park landowner shows

Before divorce was available for everyone, couples had to find other ways to get out of an unhappy marriage, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Prof Ged Martin tells a story of near incest, claims of murder and an exhumation

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Oliver Simmonds was ten when his father, the Reverend Frederick Simmonds, was appointed Romford’s Congregational Church minister in 1908.

Medieval England was slow to develop a cash economy. Coinage was in short supply.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Heritage: A 17th century European tour

Friday, September 21, 2018

In his latest column, Prof Ged Martin takes us on a stagecoach journey back through the mists of time

A historical novel detailing the lives of eight RAF pilots is being republished to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

Residents gathered for a special Battle of Britain exhibition in Elm Park to mark the 78th anniversary of the battle during the Second World War.

Following the first article last week, Prof Ged Martin continues to explore the history of stations along the line to Liverpool Street

In the first of a two-part special, Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of the stations along the Liverpool Street line.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

In the latest of his series on day out destinations, Prof Ged Martin suggests a village where the Devil invaded the church in 1402.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The term Roding as a place name is a unique phenomenon, Prof Ged Martin explains why.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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