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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Huge Boost in Tourism for Ilford

TripAdvisor has named Ilford Europe’s fastest growing tourist destination in a list that presented Europe’s fastest growing tourist destinations. It beat popular towns in France, the Ukraine and other areas in the UK to win the top spot.

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Cash Injection For Redbridge Road And Transport Network Improvement

The borough of Redbridge in Ilford is set to receive a cash injection of more than £5 million from the government’s £147 million Transport for London (TfL) package.

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Most Expensive Mince Pie Won by Ilford Boy

Six-year-old Mukund Soni has received an early Christmas present in the form of a mince pie that is worth £3,000. The boy received the world’s most expensive mince pie after he won it in a raffle at the Marvellous Mince Pie Manufactory at The Exchange shopping centre in Ilford, East London.

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Ilford Panto Still Going Strong

The Kenneth More Theatre (KMT), Ilford, is hosting its 37th pantomime: ″Jack and the Beanstalk″. Ilford has had an annual pantomime since the tradition started in 1975, with ″Dick Whittington″. Until recently the shows were written by theatre manager Vivyan Ellacott with help from his brother, Nigel. However, it’s all changed in 2011 as Steven Day, the present manager, has taken over from Vivyan.

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