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A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

In the second of his two cricket history features, Prof Ged Martin asks: Did two Yorkshire batsmen really set a world record against Essex in 1932?

In a cricket season that’s been cancelled, Professor Ged Martin looks at an infamous County match that probably never happened.

Historian Professor Ged Martin returns to Australia’s Ilford

For centuries, Chadwell Street (sometimes just called Chadwell) was a small but important spot on the map of Ilford’s High Road.

Valentines Mansion in Ilford is now offering a free virtual escape rooms game following the original launch of its escape rooms just before Christmas.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

The Second World War in Europe lasted from September 1, 1939 to May 8, 1945 when Germany signed the unconditional surrender.

This Friday marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

Using unique archives, newspapers, photographs, oral histories and film, Gerard Greene of Redbridge Museum and Heritage Centre explores the victory celebrations 75 years ago.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre has released a new online film exploring Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford during the war.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

While we all wonder when we will emerge from lockdown readers share memories of coming out for the joyous celebrations for VE day 75 years ago.

Prof Ged Martin looks at the way Essex people spoke 100 years ago

A new plaque commemorating the life of a Titanic survivor has been installed in St Chad’s Park.

Early in the 19th century, the Forest Side School in Horns Road, Barkingside, was built by Charles Welstead of Valentines.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

Local historian David Martin shares more tales of what life was like for pilots flying out of RAF Fairlop

Ron Jeffries of the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association tells the history of the popular Dick Turpin pub.

We take a look at Ilford’s pantomimes of the past

Christmas at war time was very different to the home comforts we enjoy every December. David Martin writes about the 1944 festive period at RAF Fairlop

There are long delays on the North Circular and Chigwell Road in South Woodford and traffic on Charlie Browns Roundabout is slow moving after a car crash closed a slip road there.

Redbridge will host six wreath-laying events this weekend. Here we list where and when each of them will take place.

The Recorder takes a look at the history of some of the area’s most famous estates and manor houses and how they impacted the area’s place names

History of Clayhall and Claybury Hall

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Recorder looks at the history of more of the area’s estates and manor houses

With its rich history, Valentines Mansion is the perfect venue for a horror-inspired game.

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

Redbridge Council has made £336,351 in library fines since 2015, the Recorder can reveal.

Cranbrook, now a ward to the north west of Ilford town centre, is a name with a long association with this area – and it all stems from birds.

This week, the Recorder takes a look at the history behind some of Redbridge’s most popular place names. Don’t worry if your area isn’t here, as more will follow next week.

Plans to bring a banqueting suite in Chadwell Heath back to its former glory as an art deco cinema have been given the green light by architects and independent cinema consultants.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

Redbridge Museum is set for a major transformation thanks to a £99,990 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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