FORA members visit Vestry House Museum and Borough Archives


Vestry House Museum Visit on Sunday 20th November 2016

Golden leaved autumn is a fabulous time to be in ye olde Walthamstow Village by St Mary’s Church. The museum nearby showcases the rich tapestry of Waltham Forest’s heritage  It has been at various times over the centuries, the parish workhouse, a police station and a private home. FORA members were fortunate enough to be treated with an in depth tour courtesy of the delightfully engaging Susan Roberts . Our thanks to her and Gary Heales, Assistant Curator of the VHM for being so gracious and accommodating as were the volunteers 

Highlights : Themed displays capturing the unique heritage of the local area , including the famous Bremer Car, a Victorian parlour, costume gallery and wonderful display of locally manufactured toys and games as also a chance to have a gander at some of the photo archives .A collection of 80,000 historic photographs from across the Borough is accessible to everyone by appointment. As always volunteers are much in demand so do feel free to get in touch. Entry is free with donations appreciated 

Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NH (T) 020 8496 439

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