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Tuesday 6 May

Wood Street Library, Wood Street/Forest Road E17 4AA
Give your family history quest a lift! Explore the types of records available and learn how to search them online using internet sites such as Ancestry for free.
Go to www.wflibraries.eventbrite.com to reserve your place or book at the library
10.30 am - 1.30 pm
FREE
Waltham Forest Libraries 020 8496 3000
Friday 16 May

Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH
Walthamstow storytelling club, the Stow Tellers will reveal the most fantastic, terrible and true stories kept in our Archives. Enjoy a relaxing evening packed with local history. Drinks will be served. Free, just drop in.
Free, no need to book just drop-in
6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
FREE
Vestry House Museum 020 8496 4391
vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk
Wednesday 4 June

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Free guided walk led by members of the Walthamstow Historical Society to discover the changing fortunes of one of Walthamstow's medieval Commons and hear about Chartist meetings, insurrection, a murder and food.
No booking required - just turn up
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Sunday 22 June

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Free guided walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society looking at the history of Walthamstow High Street tracing its transition from residential road to urban centre and shopping destination.
The same walk is repeated on Monday 23 June at 11 am.
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Monday 23 June

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Free guided walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society looking at the history of Walthamstow High Street tracing its transition from residential road to urban centre and shopping destination.
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Saturday 12 July

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Come on this walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society and explore pre-suburban Walthamstow using roads over 1,000 years old and features which our Medieval ancestors would have recognised.
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society 07792 750017
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Wednesday 16 July

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Come on this walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society and explore pre-suburban Walthamstow using roads over 1,000 years old and features which our Medieval ancestors would have recognised.
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society 07792 750017
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Sunday 10 August

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Join this walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society exploring Forest Road looking at surviving 18th century houses and at how the area has been transformed by terraced houses from the early 1900s.
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society 07792 750017
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Wednesday 13 August

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Join this walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society exploring Forest Road looking at surviving 18th century houses and at how the area has been transformed by terraced houses from the early 1900s.
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society 07792 750017
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Sunday 24 August

Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH
Almost uniquely in Greater London, the Medieval Heart of Walthamstow is preserved in its street pattern and some of its buildings. Join this Walthamstow Historical Society walk to explore one of London's 'hidden gems'.
Repeated on Wednesday at 11am
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society 07792 750017
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Wednesday 27 August

Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH
Almost uniquely in Greater London, the Medieval Heart of Walthamstow is preserved in its street pattern and some of its buildings. Join this Walthamstow Historical Society walk to explore one of London's 'hidden gems'.
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society 07792 750017
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Sunday 14 September

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Walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society will look at the working-class heartland and trace how a small rural settlement was transformed into an industrial netherworld. Will end with a sneak preview inside the Pumphouse Museum.
This walk is repeated on Wednesday 17 September at 11am
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Saturday 20 September

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Church open to the public. Tower and bell ringing demonstration via ticketed entry
Tower tours subject to weather and access restricted. Voluntary donation.
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
FREE
David Baker
enquiries@walthamstowchurch.org.uk
Saturday 20 September

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Visit E17's oldest building and discover what's inside. Climb the tower for bell ringing demo plus unsurpassed views. NB: restricted access - check on the day. Free refreshments.
Brass rubbing, bell ringing demo, family trails and heritage info.
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
FREE
Charge for Tower Tour only, £3 adults, £1 for children 8-16
David Baker
enquiries@walthamstowchurch.org.uk
Saturday 20 September

Highams Park Signal Box , Level Crossing, Hale End Road, Highams Park E4 9PT
Chance to visit the refurbished Signal Box which dates from 1925 and is one of the few boxes remaining in London. Also, local history bookshop over the road.
Open Sat & Sun 20/ 21st Sept ONLY. Rail Highams Park. Buses 212, 275 W16
Sunday 21 September

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Visit E17's oldest building and discover what's inside. Climb the tower for bell ringing demo plus unsurpassed views. NB: restricted access - check on the day. Free refreshments.
Brass rubbing, bell ringing demo, family trails and heritage info.
1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
FREE
Charge for Tower Tour only, £3 adults, £1 for children 8-16
David Baker
enquiries@walthamstowchurch.org.uk
Thursday 25 September

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The Trolleybus arrived in north east London in 1936 when route 623 began. In this talk at the Walthamstow Historical Society John Clarke, a leading authorities will give a snapshot of this once extensive network.
No booking needed.
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
£1.50
Free for members of Walthamstow Historical Society
Walthamstow Historical Society
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk
Friday 26 September

Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH
A special evening opening to celebrate the launch of new WWI exhibition. Enjoy music, refreshments, meet the curator and browse gifts in Museum's re-launched shop.
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
FREE
Free, all welcome
020 8496 4391
vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk
Saturday 27 September

Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH
New exhibition at Vestry House Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War, commemorating the impact of the war on the lives of people from Chingford, Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone.
Vestry House is open Weds-Sun, 10am - 5pm weekly.
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
FREE
Free
No need to book 020 8496 4391
vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Sunday 1 March 2015
Saturday 27 September

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Walk organised by the Walthamstow Historical Society which will look at the Warner Estate, the building and operation of this distinctive estate and we will hear about some of the residents.
This walk will be repeated on Wednesday 1 October at 11 am
2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
FREE
Walthamstow Historical Society
walthamstowwalks@mz48.myzen.co.uk