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Come and find out how dogs can help sniff out diabetes. – Diabetes UK, Havering Group 17 July at 8pm

Diabetes UK, Havering Group

Group Meeting – July

  • Event date: 17 July 2017
  • Location: Large Hall, 24 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1QX (corner of Westland Avenue, opposite Iceland)

Ms. Claire Pearson – Medical Detection Dogs Speaking about dogs that are trained to detect low blood glucose in people

Speaker Claire Pearson
Plus PAL the dog
Medical Detection Dogs
Speaking about dogs trained to detect
Low blood glucose in people with diabetes.

More details Ann Prescott
01708 572782
All welcome

2017 Summer Garden Party – Thursday 10th August from 13:30 to 15:30 – 8 Tickets Left

2017 Summer Garden Party to be held at H.A.D. Whittaker Hall on Thursday 10th August from 13:30 to 15:30.

This years theme is the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, so come dressed in Sapphire Blue

This is a members only event.

Tickets are £5 each from Kay.

There are 8 tickets left please phone Kay on 01708 372992

Havering Bikewise Cycle Hub Training Sessions now available. – Book on-line – Dates available for July and August.

Why not book yourself a cycle training session during the summer.

Book Here on a first come first served basis

Dates available for Basic Bike skills/Learn to ride – Urban skills to get you out and about – Advanced skills to help you go anywhere are:

My Place, Harold Hill – Fri 28th July, Tue 8th August, Fri 11th Aug, Tue 22nd Aug, Fri 25th Aug.

Hornchurch Sports Centre – Sun 30th Jul, Sun 13th Aug, Sun 20th Aug, Sun 3rd Sep

Rainham Village Primary School – Thu 10 Aug, Thu 17th Aug, Thu 31st Aug

Thames Chase Forest Centre – Wed 9th Aug, Wed 16th Aug, Wed 23rd Aug

Training offered

  • Basic cycle skills – Learn to cycle with a free session tailored to you. You’ll practice in a safe, off-road environment with a fully qualified instructor. In a session you’ll learn the basics, build skills and gain confidence to navigate your local area.
  • Urban cycle skills – Improving your cycling skills and confidence with a free session tailored to you. You’ll start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practice on quiet roads. Your qualified instructor will support you throughout to help you cycle more confidently.
  • Advanced cycle skills – Perfect your cycling techniques with a free one-to-one session from a fully qualified trainer. Improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively. Sessions are tailored to your needs and fully funded by TfL.
  • Family cycle skills – Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family with a free family cycling session. In the session a qualified instructor will teach you how to cycle with children, using quiet routes and parks. These sessions offer the opportunity to build on, or prepare for Bikeability skills taught in schools.



Titanic Reminiscence – 21 July & 30 September 2017. Do you have a connection? If so let Havering Museum know.

Next year Havering Museum are bringing the Titanic: Honour & Glory exhibition down from Scotland and it will be in the Museum for 5 months.  This is a massive project as it will be emptying 80% of the Museum.

In preparation for the exhibition Havering Museum are seeking information from  local people who may have a connection to the Titanic.   It could be they have a relative who was on it and survived or a relative which didn’t survive.   One local connection is Eva Hart who died in the last few years.

We are holding two Titanic Reminiscence:  Friday, 21 July at 1.30pm and one on Saturday, 30 September at 1pm.  (Tickets £3.50).   There is the opportunity for people to share their stories or artefacts or just listen.

Havering Museum Summer Events Programme

All events should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment as these will be popular.  Tickets can be reserved by telephoning the Museum on 01`708 766571, email: or pop into the Museum (19 High Street, Romford, RM1 1JU) Tickets should be paid for 1 week before the event.

Saturday, 8 July, Heritage Walk of Upminster  – £3.00

Monday, 10 July,  London Saints and Sinners Walk – £3.00 (all day walk)

Friday 21 July 1.30 –  Titanic Reminiscence  –  £3,00 (In preparation for our 2018 Titanic: Honor & Glory Exhibition April – September 2018)

Saturday, 22 July, 1.00pm, The Magic of Vintage Radio Talk – £3.50

Saturday, 19 August, 1.00pm, From Russia with Love (learn about the visitor attractions and culture, followed by a cream tea with Andrew Curtin)  –  £6.50

Crime Writers

Saturday, 5 August, 1.00pm,   An Audience With Kimberley Chambers – £7.50

An entertaining afternoon with Kimberley Chambers, Times No. 1 best seller.  Discover what makes Kimberley a best selling author and her fascinating background.

 Thursday, 17 August, 1.00pm,    Tottenham Outrage & Walthamstow Tram Chase Talk  –  £5

Saturday, 23 September, 1.00pm,  Glenn Chandler, Author of Taggart TV series – £5

Enjoy an afternoon with Glenn who will share some of his amazing stories about his work.

Full list of Events for Summer

Havering Museum New Exhibitions June to September


*London’s Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague 1665 – 20 May – 8 July 2017

Wireless through The 20th Century – 19 July – 2 September 2017

Dave Church Radio Talk – Saturday 22 July at 1pm

A Decade of Glamour – 1950s Fashion  – 15 July – 2 September 2017


*Visitors are advised to check viewing times for exhibitions as the exhibition room is sometimes used for events.

Havering Museum Telephone no. 01708 766571

Talks bookings email:

Summertime Heritage Walks organised by Havering Museum

Summertime  Heritage Walks   –  Book at the  Museum and the walk information sheet will be provided.  Tickets can be reserved at the Museum or by telephoning 01708 766571 or email,

 Monday, 12 June, 10.30am

Heritage Walk of Hornchurch


Join Ian Selby for a delightful heritage walk of Hornchurch, focusing on WW1 connections, visit the Maori graves at St Andrews, and  pass elegant gardens.

Saturday, 8 July

Heritage Walk of Upminster


Brian Evans will lead you on a walk which will focus on famous places and people of Upminster.

Monday, 10 July

London Saints and Sinners Walk


An all day walk of London taking in famous Saints and Sinners and a few public houses.