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Object of the Week 27-31 May

At the heart of Redbridge Museum is a unique collection of over 7000 objects, oral history and film. Once a week we will be selecting one object from Redbridge Museum’s collection to share with you online.

This week we start the countdown of the final few weeks of our temporary exhibition a History of Redbridge in Maps. 

Our Object of the Week on display is a terrestrial pocket globe dated from the 1800’s. The globe shows the earth while its spherical case shows formations of stars known as constellations.

Australia is shown on the globe as ‘New Holland’. It was known as this by Europeans until the name was changed to Australia by the British government in 1824.

The globe also shows the Indian subcontinent as ‘Mogul India’ from the time of the Mogul Empire that began in 1526 and ended in the mid-19th century.

This fascinating globe is kindly on loan from Brent Museum and will be on display until Saturday 14 June 2014 in our temporary exhibition. 

History of Redbridge in Maps

Title Terrestrial pocket globe

Associated Dates –  about 1800

Location – On display at Redbridge Museum, Central Library 1st Floor

Opening times Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Website – Visit the Museum Webpage


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Last Man Stands Redbridge – Week 3 News

Amist the rain and dark clouds Traditional Corsairs took advantage of batting first to get the better of last season runners up Eight Indians in a reduced overs game. Replying to Traditional Corsairs 117 for 6 wickets off their alloted 16 overs, the Indians could only manage 102 for 5. For the Corsairs Dar hit 53 off 32 balls while Naz Ali took 3 for 15 with the ball.

The big match of the week saw the Champions Chakwal Stars play newcomers The Black Eagles in a 17 over affair. The Eagles made a respectable 142 for 5 wickets with captain Nav Ali hitting 52 from 33 balls. The Stars reach their target with 2 overs to spare with Aumer Ali scoring a quick 50 off only 22 balls. This left the Eagles still looking for a win after 2 matches but with so much heavy weight in the side it won’t be long before they register a win.

In another 1st Division encounter STM Strikers made light work of Desi Sloggers winning with 4 overs to spare when replying to the Sloggers 127. Vivek Sharma hit 50 for the Sloggers while Taranjot Singh claimed 3 wickets for 27 runs. For the Strikers quick firing Mubashir hit 51 from 25 balls.

When it comes to dressing for LMS Matches only Chakwal Stars come close to the emaculate dressed East London Eagles. However, they are still to register a win after losing to Kerry Parker Clique, making it 3 consecutive losses. However, with points awarded for matching clothing they still sit mid table. Comes on guys its LMS dress up, match up and earn your team points.

In division 2, strong contenders PAK Warriors paid respect to Royals going down by 37 runs. Batting first Royal Panters reached 127 for 6 and then limited the Warriors to 90. What up with PAK, no need to bow – you should realised they are only Panters (not real royalty). The 2nd encounter saw Jamia East London Boys pile up a massive 182 for 3 against Brothers United, with Ateeb hitting 51 from 29 balls. When the Bothers batting they look on course for win with formed batsmen Tahir Safdar hitting 128 off 67 balls, but when Atif (33) was bowled the target proved too much depite Singh (36) supporting the high flying Tahir. The Brothers finished on 168 and the hundred by Tahir was the first for this season. “CONGRAGULATIONS” Mr Tahir Safdar, you could be heading for royalty. In the final game of the week AF (110) had the better of Lankan Stars (106). Despite losing the Stars shown bright for their LMS match and will surely shine even brighter in their next match. Division 2 table is headed by Royal Panters on run rate from Jamia EL Boys with 20 points, while the Knightriders (17) in 3rd have a game in hand.

Next week big game in div 2 see Ilford Knightriders take on AF, while in div 1 two unbeaten teams Chakwal Stars and Kerry Packer Clique will pair up.

Week commencing 16 June is Cup Week with matches being played Monday through to Thursday, full details of the CUP rules and the draw should be available during the coming week. As usual with cup matches I back the underdogs and look forward to some big upsets and the usual from you cry baby topdogs “we should have won that game”, my reply “it’s no use crying over spilt milk”.

Yours in LMS Cricket
Ian Selby
Tel: 07944 949486

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Don’t miss the Redbridge Green Fair this Sunday!

Held once every 2 years, The Redbridge Green Fair is a large, vibrant, inclusive community festival with a “green” theme that raises public awareness of environmental issues and brings the community and businesses together in Valentines Park, Ilford.

This year the Green Fair takes place on Sunday 25 May from 11.30am to 7pm in Melbourne Field, Valentines Park. 

The fair will showcase free, low carbon and simple arts activities for children and adults with the help of local community artists, including construction with paper and wire and tie dying. There will be workshops including composting, vegetable growing, a ‘food miles’ run, recycled bikes for sale, Dr Bikes, a large tryout bikes area, eco shopping tips, craft and mending/repairing activities, bread cooking, drumming, a give and take area and a large solar cinema. The food available will be healthy, wonderful, diverse and solely vegetarian to promote lower carbon dietary choices. Even our music stage will be powered by a fire engine-cum-solar generator!

Our aim is to help reduce the carbon footprint in Redbridge, to support the Council’s aim of reducing it by 30% and bring back community spirit!

Take a look at some of the exhibitors, performers and workshops that will be present at the fair:

Darcy Turner Workshops 

Iroko Theatre Company

Recycles Bike Sales Servicing & Repairs

Tony Harvey Cycle Coaching and Training

Fusion Foods: Pop Up Restaurant

Forest Recycling Project

Solar Cinema Groovy Picture House

For more information visit the website:

Redbridge Green Fair

Twitter @RdbrdgGreenFair

Guest Post: Ros Southern

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Object of the week – 19 May

At the heart of Redbridge Museum is a unique collection of over 7000 objects, oral history and film. Once a week we will be selecting one object from Redbridge Museum’s collection to share with you online.

Last week we marked International Nurses Day held on Monday 12 May. This day celebrates the contribution nurses make to society.

The day is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who was born in 1820. Florence was best known for her work during the Crimean War (1853-56) and establishing a nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London in the 1860s.

Ilford has been home to several hospitals including the Isolation Hospital (opened in 1898, later becoming Chadwell Heath Hospital), the Ilford Emergency Hospital (opened 1912) which was replaced by the King George Hospital in 1930.

Goodmayes Hospital was opened in 1899 as the West Ham Lunatic Asylum. Wanstead had its own hospital from 1938 to 1991 which had previously been the Merchant Seaman’s Orphan Asylum. Woodford’s Jubilee Hospital and Harts Tuberculosis Sanatorium all provided care for their communities.
Redbridge Museum features a display about a nurse at Claybury Mental Hospital, Woodford Bridge, which operated from 1893-1997.

Our Object of the Week is a nurse’s blue wool cape from the 1970s which was donated to Redbridge Museum at the time of the closure of King George Hospital, Newbury Park in 1993.
To find out more about the work of nurses in Redbridge visit ‘A Nurse’s Story at Redbridge Museum, 2nd Floor, Redbridge Central Library.

Redbridge Museum is open Tuesday – Friday 10am -5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm

Name – Cape

Associated Dates – 1970s

Location – On display, Redbridge Museum 2nd Floor, Redbridge Central Library, IG1 1EA

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Community Tennis Coaching Opportunity

An exciting opportunity for a motivated tennis coach or provider to develop a new community parks tennis programme within Redbridge.

We are seeking an experienced minimum Level 2 coach or a coaching provider with the desire, ability and skill set to develop these free weekly tennis sessions.

The programme will be self-managed with most operating costs and profit managed by the provider not as employee of Vision – Redbridge Culture & Leisure. However, support will be provided to the coach or provider from the Lawn Tennis Association, Tennis for Free and Vision- Redbridge Culture & Leisure to maximise this opportunity.

We would also like to hear from volunteers with a passion for community tennis and Level 1 registered coaches interested in supporting the Tennis For Free programme.

To register your interest please send an email to and briefly outlining why you would be interested, your experience (as an individual or business) and your availability for an initial telephone conversation.

Due to the aim of launching the Tennis for Free programme in June the deadline to register your interest is Monday 19 May.

Post Author: Jenni Sheehan

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vInspired asks “What’s your story?”

Young volunteers celebrate the contributions of migrants to their communities in their campaign Routes to Roots.

Team v is joining communities across the country, telling the stories of its people and their journeys.

Team v Redbridge is celebrating the brave people that migrate across the globe and throughout the UK to create new lives for themselves and their families, by sharing the stories of individuals and the contributions they make to their communities. The campaign, Routes to Roots will encourage a better understanding of the people behind this heated topic, why they migrate and the benefits that their diversity brings to society.

The team, which is part of a national network of young volunteers run by youth charity vInspired, will be showcasing and collecting local stories on Ilford High Road to encourage local people to challenge their understanding of migration.

Team v Redbridge will be running a stall on Saturday 10 May from 10am-4pm in Ilford High Road. Members of the public will be invited to produce a poster that showcases their story to add to a growing mural of stories throughout the day. The young volunteers have teamed up with Nandos UK who are providing a free platter and drinks for four people for the best designed poster which will be judged independently by the team. You can also tell your story on film or by voice recording to the team, share your opinions, find out how you can help and write ‘letters of encouragement’ to others. The young volunteers are also producing a short documentary showcasing the various stories from residents they have collected, and have partnered with local charity Eastside Community Heritage who have agreed to archive their findings for public benefit and will showcase their film online and throughout the community.

Vinspired Routes to Roots

People forget that when newspapers quote facts and figures at you, which are often misleading, that there are stories and people that make up those numbers. Individuals who contribute to our community and who become our friends and family. We want to give the residents of Redbridge a chance to tell their stories, to make it personal and to be the heart of our campaign.

To find out more about Team v or to become a team v leader (18-25yrs) go to: and to join in with the celebrations use #routestoroots

or visit to get the latest updates on how Team v volunteers across the country are getting on.

vInspired helps young people to improve their skills, confidence and employability by giving them opportunities to do good things through volunteering and social action. It provides a range of online and off-line programmes to suit every young person- regardless of their commitments, interests and abilities. It makes volunteering fun, rewarding and easy!

Visit: for more information.

Guest Post: Rebecca Kemal

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Last Man Stands Cricket League starts tonight

Last Man Stands Redbridge kicks off tonight with 4 games scheduled at Hainault Recreation Ground. In division one, last year’s champions take on the Eagles from East London, while newcomers Lankan Lions play the Traditional Corsairs. In Division 2 Royal Panthers will clash with Ilford Knightrider and Loxford Lions will face Jamia East London Boys (both newcomers to Redbridge). On Thursday will see the clash of two new giants when Desi Sloggers take on The Black Eagles, what a match that promises to be. Then in Div 2 we have Staans Stallions up against Brothers United, while some more newcomers, PAK Warriors, match up with Barkingside Burners.


Players who still have not registered to play this season or have not been allocated to a team can still do so by replying to or calling 07944 949486. But hurry spaces are limited if you want to play act know and you can be playing in days!

Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 July is Cup week when all teams take a break to battle for the CUP, losing teams will go into the plate competition. The second half of the league then resumes with Cup and league matches to Mid-September, so folkes there is a lot of LMS cricket to look forward to.

Hope to see you at the match!

View the Cricket page on the Redbridge-i website for more details

Post Author: Ian Selby
Last Man Stands Coordinator