Author: Charles Thomas Perfect ISBN: 978 0 86025 932 9
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Published in 1912, this is a mirror of life in Hornchurch at the time, noting local personalities and their strengths, organisations that functioned in the village, political matters (including whether street lighting should be introduced in Emerson Park), and anecdotes about this and that - some true, some less than fact. There is a village Who's Who at the end of the book that might have pleased some of the people concerned, but probably made others rather cross. The final section of the book is NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF HORNCHURCH, by Herbert Dale (chaplain and Vicar Temporal of Hornchurch) which goes briskly through the story of Hornchurch and Havering Liberty from the time of Edward the Confessor to the Boer War. There is a full index for the first time, and a second seperate index for the final section.
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