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

All are invited to a First World War Day organised by voluntary groups in Waltham Forest for Saturday 6 May 2017 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm at Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NH, and the nearby church of St Mary’s :




A series of talks which will be given in the Vestry House Museum Community Room and St Mary’s church including :

Waltham Forest during the Great War by Graham Millington;

The Walthamstow built ‘B’ type London buses which took troops to the Front by Neil Houghton

Haydn Mackey, M.M., war artist and other medal winners by Mark Smith

Recording local casualties in the Waltham Forest cemeteries and the stories behind them by Roy Berg, Katherine Partington, Barbara Durack, Lissa Chapman, Jacqueline and David Baker

The Walthamstow Roll of Honour by Chris Hunt

How to build a Great War Artefacts Collection by Neil Pearce

A Tommy’s Life by Peter Doyle

Nobody of Any Importance: A Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I, the story of his father’s war, by author and journalist, Phil Sutcliffe;

My father’s service in the Tank Corps by Pauline Girling

Researching local First War History and building a blog by Alistair McLennan

The Walthamstow man who filmed The Battle of the Somme by Malcolm Doolin


and more