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Romford pictures: Havering's hidden gems open their doors

PUBLISHED: 10:46 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:46 22 September 2014

Brian Clark with Faith Eng a student working as a tour guide in the Grade 1 listed mansion house Bower House in Havering-atte-Bower which opened as part of the open house event

(pictures by: Ellie Hoskins)

Brian Clark with Faith Eng a student working as a tour guide in the Grade 1 listed mansion house Bower House in Havering-atte-Bower which opened as part of the open house event (pictures by: Ellie Hoskins)

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The doors of 18 of Havering's most fascinating buildings swung open to reveal their secrets to the public this weekend.

Buildings including the Town Hall, Bower House, Langtons House and Upminster Windmill were open for people to explore.

Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement, said: “Havering has so much history waiting to be uncovered by everyone. Residents really need to see it first hand to find out what is hiding in the borough.”

Grand houses such as Bower House revealed works of art and beautiful architecture while a guided tour of Upminster Windmill revealed intricate mechanisms and an open day at Myplace Community Centre, in Harold Hill, provided a fun chance to be creative.

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