Residents remember the Battle of Britain at Havering Museum

Residents went on a trip down memory lane about the Battle of Britain.

Havering Musuem held their latest reminiscence session on the Battle of Britain at the venue in High Street, Romford.

Ellen Owen, project manager at the museum said: “These are very special events where we continue to remember the men and women who made great sacrifices.”

The event saw people bringing in memorabilia, ranging from models of planes.

One of the most treasured belongings from the period were two 2in square German morals booster books which many German soldiers carried.

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These books showed pictures of German officers or scenes from battles with stories to boost soldiers’ morales.

These books were sent back to Britain from the father of a member of the reminiscence group, before he became a prisoner of war.

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The reminiscense session is set to continue on November 9 when the group talks about prisoners of war.Ellen said: “This will be a very emotional event but it is important to share their stories and it is our job in the museum to cascade this knowledge to visitors and visiting school children.”

The sessions take place every Friday afternoon at 1.30pm, it costs �3 per person which includes tea and cake.

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