Sixty years ago today, flames 100 feet high came within minutes of destroying the vast majority of Ilford High Road as a massive fire at Harrison Gibson furniture store caused millions of pounds worth of damage.
Hundreds from the borough’s diverse faith communities gathered in Newbury Park to pay their respects to those from Ilford who gave their lives during the First World War and commemorate a century since Armistice Day.
There was a “spine-tingling” reading of the names of 70 South Woodford men who died fighting in the First World War at the town’s Armistice centenary memorial service this morning (Saturday, November 10).
October is Black History Month and in celebration Redbridge has a packed programme of events, talks and activities to foster an understanding of black history and honour black contributions to society. Here is a list of some of the exciting events on offer.
Today – September 17, 2018 – the Recorder celebrates 120 years since the publication of its first edition, and to mark the prestigious occassion, we are thrilled to take a look back at the last 12 decades we have spent serving the different communities of Redbridge.
From the lost Roman villa in Wanstead to the Iron Age camp in Ilford, grab your little ones and a sense of adventure and head on down to an interactive exhibition about the borough’s buildings past and present.
Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.