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

Site last updated :

18 March 2017 : added details of First World War Day event on 6 May

16 January 2017 : room number for Wednesday’s meeting changed to HE4

15 January 2017 : update on the Society’s next meeting

29 November 2016 : change of venue for our next meeting - it will in St John’s Church itself, not the Church Hall.  A Hitchcock walk added as an event on Sunday 4 December.

26 November 2016 : better format for information on Sol Plaatje event

25 November 2016 : more information added about ‘ArchI’ve Unlocked’ event and Sol Plaatje event.

6 November 2016 : information added about ‘ArchI’ve Unlocked’ event.

19 October 2016 : added history walk to November events and a bit more detail about the Explore Your Archive event

6 October 2016 : added to events tour of Walthamstow Wetlands and participation in Know Your Archive Day

14 September 2016 : added a page summarising our Society’s Black History Month talk and display

29 August 2016 : added some research on the Wallwood Estate by Andrea Thunecke-Bristow; changed title of talk on 21 September; added new event (Zeppelin raid walk)

25 July 2016 : added new publication : A Short History of The Forest Foot-Ball Club (Leytonstone) by David Ian Chapman

7 June 2016 :

Visit to St Mary’s Church, Wanstead added to Events, as has a walk following the route of a Zeppelin air raid on Leyton 101 years ago.

3 June 2016 Programme to May 2017 added to Events

14 May 2016 : added material about the reopening of Lea Bridge Station

29 April 2016 : attempted to correct an error in which a postal delivery charge of £ 1.50 was added to individual email membership

28 March 2016 : added first contributed memory of Whipps Cross Hospital and made a small start on history to download

26 March 2016 : corrected broken links for article about Horace Waller, David Livingstone and Leytonstone, and ‘about us’ menu option

25 March 2016 : completed an article about Whipps Cross Hospital; added a couple of events arranged for June

17 March 2016 : correction of error in publication order information page

21 February 2016 : added more of an article about Whipps Cross Hospital

19 January 2016 : added the beginning of an article about Whipps Cross Hospital

3 January 2016 : recent publications (Lea Hall and Moyer House) added to list; article on Peggy Knight restored to its full length

(Changes made earlier are not listed.)