Category Archives: Collections

Represents all activities and updates linked to Havering Museum’s collections.

My Favourite Object

Football Boots Worn By John Aldborough Two of our recent work experience placement students both chose the football boots on display in Gallery One as their favourite object. Here are two very different perspectives on the same item: The boots … Continue reading

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Object of the Month March 2016

Edward Stephen Hudson memorial plaque Edward Stephen Hudson was born in Canning Town in 1891 but his surviving relatives lived in Havering. He enlisted in the 7th Battalion, King’s Rifle Corps, on 9th November 1914. This was one of Lord … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – September 2015

We return after the summer break with September’s Object of the Month. This month we are displaying personal items from Mr Ernest Levitt, which were only discovered by chance when work was being done on the property in Crowlands Avenue. … Continue reading

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Object of the month: July 2015

Object of the Month: July 2015 Havering Museum occupies the ground floor of the last surviving Romford Brewery building, and Brewery memorabilia features prominently in our collection. Our featured object this month reflects the close relationship that the Brewery once … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: June

Our object of the month for June showcases some fascinating local fossils that are part of Havering Museum’s collection. These fossils were donated to Havering Council who passed them onto Havering Museum in 2010. They are the only ones in … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: May

We continue with our series of blogs on our ‘Object of the Month’. The object of the month for May are sets of keys from the 19th Century and have an interesting history, which was nearly misplaced in our store … Continue reading

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My Favourite Object

By Charlie Keeble, Collections Volunteer The Portrait of William Derham My favourite item in Havering Museum is the portrait of William Derham.  The reason I like it is because of his contribution to science that would go on to become … Continue reading

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