Friday, 5 May 2017

St James Street

If you missed Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop’s exhibition at The Mill Community Centre there is still a chance to see (and hear!) it at Vestry House Museum on Saturday 13 May, for one day only. The exhibition tracks the development of Walthamstow’s first shopping centre over more than a century through historical photographs and documents from the archives at Vestry House, brought to life by extracts from the recorded memories of more than 40 local shoppers, shopkeepers and stallholders aged from 9 to 93. 

At 2.30pm Robert Wilkinson will give an illustrated talk on the history of the area. Robert will also be leading a free history walk around the St James Street area on Sunday 28 May, starting at the corner of St James Street and the High Street at 2.30pm. WFOHW’s oral history project is part of Waltham Forest Council’s St James Street Townscape Heritage Regeneration Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Contact Alice Mackay on or 07985 962975.

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