The local history society for the Leyton & Leytonstone area of east London

Our latest publication :

 ‘Unravelling the Yarn’,
Zoë Hart Dyke née Bond:  
the Leyton Silk Road,
by Claire Weiss

“written by an industrious local campaigner and author with an eye for detail and a determination to capture the history” Councillor Yemi Osho, Mayor of Waltham Forest 2017-2018

Our Society supports the ‘Linear Park: Plot Lines project’ which welcomes volunteers in researching the histories of the houses that were previously on the site of the Park (159 – 307 Grove Green Road), and others nearby that were demolished around the same time (Claremont Road, Fillebrook Road, Coleville Road).  If you take part you will gain experience in researching house histories and receive an induction into using the resources at Vestry House Museum, which you can also use to research other houses you are interested in.  There This will be a workshop at the Museum on 28th April.  The workshop is free and at 3rd April places were still available.  Sign up here.

- if you can't make that date but would like to take part please get in touch.

The photograph above has been provided by Society member Jane Webster.

Listen to Claire being interviewed on East London Radio