Category Archives: Did You Know?

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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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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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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