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

A Great War hero from Ilford

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wilfred Chalmers Jameson, a Royal Naval Reservist, resident at Woodlands Road, Ilford, had been called to active service in August 1914.

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

Teaming with birds, deer and critters of the crawling kind, Hainault Forest Country Park could never be described as dull.

In this week’s heritage column, David Martin of the Fairlop Heritage Group takes a look at the unsung heroes of the battle of Britain.

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

The Recorder’s very own heritage columnist, Rochelle Scholar, travelled back to the 1900s with her family for BBC programme Further Back in Time for Dinner.

Life in Hainault during the Blitz

Sunday, February 5, 2017

In the first of a serialised column, Hainault resident Derek Hall shares his experiences living through the blitz as a young boy in east London.

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

With big plans for Ilford’s future hitting the headlines this week, how much do you know about the town’s past?

A 16-year-old pupil stood in front of hundreds of community members to tell the moving story of his grandfather’s life during the Second World War.

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

Percy Wright sat in his snowed-in home in Montreal, Canada in January 1939 thinking about his upbringing back in Ilford which he’d left around 1900.

“By standing shoulder to shoulder, we can make a difference and we will make a difference,” said Rabbi Sufrin.

A special ceremony was held in today to remember the lives of the millions who died in the Holocaust and other atrocities around the world.

A 97-year-old is to receive France’s highest award for military and civil merits at a prestigious ceremony in central London on Tuesday.

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

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

Ilford B.C (before central heating)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Local historian John Barfoot remembers just what domestic bliss meant in Ilford in the 1930s.

A look back at the biggest stories of this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Historian Richard Crowe shares the story of the brave Redbridge men of the 10th Essex regiment who gave their lives to try and save their South African counterparts during the Somme.

Where have all the Oak trees gone?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Historian David Martin of the Fairlop Heritage Group shares the untold story of the deforestation of Essex.

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

A new exhibition exploring the history and influence of the Jewish community in Redbridge offers an insight into the lives of those who first migrated to the area.

We have seen and heard much about the Battle of the Somme this year, its centenary. But what conclusions can we draw? Was it all badly planned?

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

A look back at the stories of the day, this week, 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

I will never forget that Christmas Eve many years ago, walking home with my dad; it was cold enough for snow.

1956: The milkmen of Hainault and Barkingside bid farewell to their horses for the final time, as the last 11 horses were retired to be replaced by electric vans.

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

An Ilford athletics club has paid tribute to one of its long standing members, Alec Tiffin, who died earlier this month.

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

Fairlop: A safe harbour?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The operational function of No. 93 Embarkation Unit, which was based at RAF Station Fairlop, from July 31 to August 29 1944, was to deal with RAF personnel, stores and equipment through a special port in Operation Overlord, codename for the invasion of German-occupied Normandy on June 6, 1944 – better known as D-Day.

Generations of clubbers can relive their party days by heading to a reunion night for one of east London’s most popular clubs.

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

May Day, 8am, Thursday 1st May 1578 started badly for courtier Gilbert Talbot.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”

Young and old paid their respects to members of our armed forces who died in conflict on Saturday in South Woodford.

People of all faiths and backgrounds paid their respects this morning, to remember those who sacrificed their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

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

The wartime history of Ilford Town Hall

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Once upon a time, when the Ilford Town Hall building housed the adult, children’s and reference libraries, all the books in the adult section were covered with rexine, giving them an expensive uniformed brown leather look, with the title and reference number in gold block.

On a beautifully clear morning, overlooking the tranquil scene of Fairlop Waters, the young generation came together to pay their respects to their forebears.

School pupils, veterans and residents across the borough will pause at 11am this morning to pay their respects to men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces.

With Remembrance Day soon to be upon us, one veteran of war reflects on the sacrifices made by his family in bygone conflicts.

Ilford town centre is set for a musical takeover, as artists from America to Redbridge itself perform for the public in a variety of venues.

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