Tag Archives: Simon Donoghue

Raphael Park 1901–1905

Raphael Park 1901–1905: The Making of Havering's first Public Park

Raphael Park 1901–1905: The Making of Havering’s first Public Park

On Wednesday 20 July, Simon Donoghue, Havering Libraries’ Local History Librarian, will be giving a free illustrated talk entitled Raphael Park 1901–1905: The Making of Havering’s first Public Park.

The talk will take place at 2.00pm in the Community Room next to Raphael Park lodge.

Space is limited, so please book your place by ringing Havering Parks and Open Spaces on 01708 434743 or emailing Parks@havering.gov.uk.

 

Havering Reminiscence Day

Havering Reminiscence Day

Havering Reminiscence Day

From Havering Libraries:

Do you have memories of the local area to share or knowledge that could help us identify photographs in our Local Studies Collection? Join us for our open day, and explore our collection online. Ask a staff member for details.

Help build Havering’s history – do you have any photos or interesting ephemera you wish to donate to the Local Studies Collection? Please feel free to bring any material along.

Romford Library
Wednesday July 23 2014
Drop in from 10am – 3pm
Free
All ages
Romford Library 01708 422389

For more information about the Local Studies Centre and to search the collection online, see here.

Harold Hill and Noak Hill: a history

Harold Hill and Noak Hill: a historyThe London Borough of Havering Library Service is pleased to announce the publication of a new book Harold Hill and Noak Hill: a history by Simon Donoghue and Don Tait.

On 25 November 1948 the first permanent house on the London County Council Harold Hill estate, in Romford, was handed over to its first tenants. The ceremony marked the arrival of thousands of Londoners to what was then a rural corner of Romford.

Harold Hill and Noak Hill: a history traces the origins of Harold Hill and the history of the manors, farms and residents of Noak Hill, Romford Common and the old ward of Harold Wood. The book also tells the stories of visitors such as George Fox, founder of the ‘Quakers’ and the famous diarist Samuel Pepys.

The story continues with the building of Harold Hill and explores the experiences of the early residents, the development of the schools, shops, churches, pubs and industry and the people who brought them to life and established Harold Hill as a place on the map with its own unique identity in the London Borough of Havering.

Harold Hill and Noak Hill: a history is illustrated with over 300 maps, prints, photographs and documents.

For full details and how to buy the book please see the attached document.

Harold Hill and Noak Hill – a history handbill