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The 1884 Colchester earthquake, also known as the Great English Earthquake is well recorded and occurred on the morning of April 22.

The world wars cast the longest shadow over the 20th century, but it is a different conflict of the time which will be in the spotlight next week.

The Elizabethan court in all its glory came to Ilford Historical Society and Redbridge on Monday.

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

An ancient tale which has lost no fame over two millennia is to be given a modern twist by a cast of young performers.

Close to 100 years ago, a landmark day in British history dawned. Years of protests, hunger strikes, prison spells, even war work, finally led to the moment thousands of women were waiting for, namely their entry into the political system.

The East End of London has been a hub of activism throughout history.

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

The Yellow Peril made of Ash wood

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Handley Page, based at Barking, was the first private company formed for the specific purpose of aeronautical engineering.

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

An exhibition celebrating Redbridge’s cultural heritage across centuries was unveiled today.

The 10th Essex Battalion had been resting during the summer of 1916.

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.

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