If you fancy an amazing 'free' evening of entertainment over the Easter weekend, there are three performances of the Passion Play in Hornchurch, alongside the Queens Theatre. The passion Play has been enacted for the past twenty years, about every five years, and is a very professional performance, poignant and free. If you can make it, it is a very moving piece of theatre, of the last few days of Jesus, and his resurrection. The play starts about 7.30 on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday. There is ample parking in the Queens Theatre, and Sainsbury car parks, both are very close to the performances.
My family arrived in Romford in the 1890's and stayed! In fact, all my family links are tied into Romford, so I thought a little time spent on the area, probably worthwhile. We moved all the way to Hornchurch in the early 1970's.
A plethora of information can be gleaned from these pages; try the search engine at the bottom of each page, too, it all helps. A few personal recollections of Romford to follow. Plus a few Trade Directories to introduce the area! Plus, an insight to the working of Sainsbury & local politics.
Private Residents in Romford in 1855 - Private Residents
1886 Hamlets of Romford - e.g. Collier Row, Hare Street, Noak Hill, Romford Common, Rush Green & Squirrels Heath
Romford Market place in 1904
Kindly provided by Colleen
And lots more street scenes of Romford
There is a superb dancing school on the Romford - Hornchurch borders- Anthony Clifford Studios - this is not a history link