Raw Materials are the building blocks
of east London's River Lea Valley

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As part of an ongoing exhibition, this project delves into the history of the Lea River Valley. We share the stories of the people and industry which have given this area its rich heritage.

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Steering Group visit to Waltham Forest Archive & Vestry House Museum

Located in the middle of the lovely Walthamstow Village, the Vestry House Museum sits in its own beautiful garden and certainly offers an oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling city. The museum focuses on the history of the Waltham Forest area. The building itself has had a rather chequered past, having been a parish workhouse, police station and private home. Now, in its current guise of local museum, it proved to be a treasure trove of information and artefacts.

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