Monthly Archives: November 2017

Did you know? – Rainham

Rainham is one of the most historic areas in Havering, if not the whole country. Not only does it have its roots going back to the Saxon period, there is strong evidence of a settlement before that with a Neolithic … Continue reading

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A ROMFORD MAN’S ART

The amazing work of Romford artist Stephen O’Neill is currently on display at a new Exhibition at Havering Museum, in the High Street. Stephen is largely self-taught, and he took up art to occupy his time. He attends Fairkytes Arts … Continue reading

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Did you know?… Romford High Street

The Havering Museum is situated in part of the old Romford Brewery Building, in the High Street, that dates back to the 1700s. Most people in Havering are familiar with the building and many will have worked there for Ind … Continue reading

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The Perfect Centenary

If you’ve seen the Historic Havering article in this month’s Living in Havering magazine, it might interest you to know that reprints of all 3 of the Charles Perfect books mentioned about Hornchurch are available from the Havering Museum. Our Village was written … Continue reading

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Silks & Shells

On display in the Museum, until Saturday 16th December 2017, is an amazing mini-exhibition on Love and Art From the Front during World War One. Silks and Shells shows a collection of incredible trench art, made out of shell cases … Continue reading

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Did You Know?….Romford Stove

The “Romford stove” which is mentioned in some 19th Century literature refers to a Rumford stove or fireplace as championed by Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an Anglo-American physicist and inventor. He designed a fireplace, or altered existing ones with brick inserts, to … Continue reading

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Local history books

We’ve just received some new copies of the popular 1915 Ordnance Survey maps of Romford, Upminster and Hornchurch. There are copies of John Foley’s Romford History Tour and London’s East End History Tour along with our normal large selection of local … Continue reading

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