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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

A passionate group of parents who raised almost £17,000 to fix a “mud bath” playground is joining forces with the council to finish the job in South Woodford.

Endangered species will be bred in a new zoo in Hainault Forest County Park.

Ilford Football Club (IFC) has been given thousands of pounds to put on an exhibition about the club’s rich history.

A zoo will be built in Redbridge after Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure won a £4.5million funding bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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

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In 1897 Pietro Rossi from Padivarma in Liguria, Italy, landed in Glasgow via a ship from Hamburg after drifting through Europe.

A Barkingside ice cream shop is closing down after almost 70 years.

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

Sgt Robert Thomas Harden Kearnes was just 23 when his plane was shot down.

The historic department store Bodgers will close at the end of February 2018, it has been confirmed.

1957: Startled wedding guests watched as the bride suddenly let go of her husband’s arm outside the church and ran to embrace a bystander.

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

Towards the end of the Second World War, the government began to look at the requirements for civil Airports.

Discover the architectural gems on your doorstep with the return of an event all about celebrating the capital’s innovation and heritage.

A look back at the biggest local 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.

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

The tale of two brothers killed in action on the same day during the fateful First World War has inspired a campaign for a park to be preserved in perpetuity.

1957: Ilford’s taxi drivers were the heroes of the day when 38 of them took 150 children from Barnardo’s in Barkingside on an outing to Clacton.

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Hainault resident Derek Hall recalls more memories of the Blitz in east London.

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

There was scarcely a family who emerged unscathed by the First World War, but the O’Donoghues experienced a double heartbreak.

The trial of five men accused of helping operate a drugs operation from Ilford Station will begin later today.

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

A station for Fairlop Airport?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fairlop plain is an extensive area created in the middle of the 19th century, following the destruction of Hainault Forest.

Hainault resident Derek Hall recalls more memories of the Blitz in east London.

A look back at the biggest local 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.

In the early months of 1917 the 10th Essex Regiment was active in the northern part of the extensive Somme battlefield.

They knew each other and they loathed each other. That’s how award-winning author Clare Mulley describes her two latest, anti-heroines in her book The Women Who Flew for Hitler.

While everyone knows Fairlop hosted RAF fighters during the Second World War, not everyone is as aware of the area’s anicent past. David Martin, of the Fairlop Heritage Group, sheds some light on the Romans’ time there.

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

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

Shrapnel swapping in schoolyards

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hainault resident Derek Hall recalls more memories of the Blitz in east London.

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

Fighter pilot Ken Trott had completed his basic flight training in Canada and wanted to join the coastal command and fly a flying boat.

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

A D-Day veteran returned to the beaches last week to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the iconic landings.

Hainault resident Derek Hall continues his account of what life was like as a young boy in east London during the Blitz.

A look back at the biggest local 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.

The 10th Essex Regiment went into action on February 2 1917.

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