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



Meetings are generally on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm in St. John’s Church Hall

on January 17th, 2024 Les Capon tells us about  his latest year in archaeology

on February 21st 2024 Dr John Fisher will talk about James Bradley, Third Astronomer Royal and resident of Wanstead, the subject of a new book of which John is the author

on March 20th Gary Lewis will tell us about notable people in St. Patrick’s  Cemetery, Leytonstone

on April 17th Adrian Stannard : Leytonstone High Road - 28 years on, an update on John Curtis's photo survey from 1996

on May 15th Annual General Meeting followed by Georgina Green on Epping Forest Through the Ages

June 19th Nick Dobson on the Great Fire of London


September 18th Jef Page on the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery

The entrance to St. John’s Church Hall is in the alleyway beside Matalan just past St. John’s.  Buses 66, 145, W13, W14 and southbound 257 stop on the Church Lane side of the station and W15, W16, W19 and 339 on the Grove Green Road side of the station.  You should be able to park nearby in Kirkdale Road after 6.30.   If using the Central Line get off at Leytonstone not Leyton.  The postcode is London E11 1HH.