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WW100

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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

The story that warmed my heart most this week is that of pensioner Alan Whitehead who has created his own, amazing, war memorial

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.

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

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.

Children from Upminster Infant and Junior schools have decorated their school gates with hundreds of poppies made from recycled plastic bottles.

Havering Council will remember the millions who died or were injured in World War One by lighting a beacon to symbolise the ‘light of hope’.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a 76-year-old man has built a war memorial in his front garden, covered in hundreds of poppies.

Members of the Hornchurch and Upminster Sea and Marine Cadets were invited to the launch of a dedicated Remembrance trail through Canary Wharf this week.

This week we are appealing to readers to help catch the lowlife who stole a Help for Heroes charity collection tin from a pub.

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

If you’ve had your driving licence revoked because of poor eyesight, then clearly you know you are not safe to be behind the wheel of a car.

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

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell reflects on the gallant work of the RAF in both the past and present.

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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