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 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

on June 19th Nick Dobson on the Great Fire of London

on July 17th the Orient Way and Lea Valley Railway Line Crossing, a talk by Adrian Frost and Claire Weiss

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

on October 16th Slave Trade, Abolition and Leytonstone House: the Sansoms, the Buxtons and Black History, a talk by Peter Ashan and Geoff Nicholls

On November 20th Authentick Memoirs of the Wicked Life and Transactions of Elizabeth Jefferies, the Wood Street Murder of 1751, a talk by Dr Neil Houghton

The entrance to St. John’s Church Hall is in the alleyway 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.