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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A memorial funded by the community was unveiled in a special ceremony at the site of a First World War camp in Gidea Park.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Prof Ged Martin explains the history of six cottages built for disabled ex-Royal Navy men

Hornchurch and Upminster's sea cadet unit went on an historic trip to help plant trees at Jutland Wood last month.

Prof Ged Martin

"It's a show for the people. It's about the voices you haven't heard from that time and their stories."

Prof Ged Martin relates a strange episode from a Harold Wood farm a century ago

Residents and councillors are calling for the decision on whether Havering Council will build homes on land close to Dovers Farm in Rainham, to be made by the planning inspectorate.

Prof Ged Martin reveals a dubious scheme to make money out of the First World War

Ettie Rout was a woman ahead of her time, as Prof Ged Martin finds out

Campaigners are fundraising for a memorial stone to commemorate workers who were killed in an explosion at Rainham Chemical Works in 1916.

What a year in the world of politics it has been, both on a national level and locally across Havering, and the Recorder asked all Havering's MPs to give their personal highlights of 2018.

Following on from yesterday's look back at the first six months of 2018, we continue our review of the year with a round-up of the biggest news stories from the last six months.

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

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.

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

Children at Collier Row primary school have been exploring the First World War through history, art, literature and math projects.

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

WW100

This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict that cost around 10 million lives and changed forever the lives of those who experienced it at home or on the battlefields of Europe.

Throughout the year, the Romford Recorder will be retelling stirring tales of bravery from the frontline and highlighting the terrifying moments that those back home endured, worrying about their loved ones as they listened for the far-off rumble of guns from mainland Europe.

Was your grandfather a war hero? Do you have carefully preserved photos from that time?

Share your stories with reporter Bethany Wyatt.

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