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Last chance to step back in time

Residents step back in time during the reminiscence event at Thomas Sims Court, Elm Park, earlier in February.
Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Havering residents have a last chance to step back in time and share their memories of Havering at two events being held in Hornchurch.

The events are organised by Havering Council’s Housing Services Community Engagement Team and will be facilitated by Eastside Community Heritage, which is funded by City Bridge Trust.

Any Havering resident over the age of 55 is welcome to come along to one or more of the free events.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “Havering has a proud heritage and our older residents have a wealth of stories about their life in our borough.

“We want them to share those anecdotes and these events with Eastside Community Heritage is an ideal opportunity for us to hear these tales and record them for posterity.

“We are hoping that when the project is finished we will have a record that can be kept in Havering’s Local Studies and Family History Centre, based at the Central Library in Romford so future generations of Havering citizens can hear these memories.”

Eastside Community Heritage Project Officer, Paul Beard, said: “These are interactive sessions to explore the history of Havering through pictures, films and music for a project funded by City Bridge Trust.

“We are looking forward to welcoming as many local people as possible so we can hear their memories about Havering.”

The next events are on:
• Thursday 23 February 2017 at William Tansley Smith House, Hacton Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6PE, 1.30pm start
• Friday 3 March 2017 at Garrick House, Adelphi Crescent, Hornchurch, RM12 4LB, 1.30pm start