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In 2011, to celebrate our "Gathering", Walthamstow Memories launched an appeal in favour of the Vestry House Museum.
Very proudly, on June the 23rd, 2011, we handed over a sum of £750.00, thanks to your generosity!
In 2013, we (re)opened a "Vestry House Museum Appeal", starting with £130.16.
The following email from Vestry House Museum is self-explanatory:
Hope you're well?
I just wanted to write to let you know the good news that we've managed to pull together the funds for the scanner and the order has now been placed. We're very grateful to Walthamstow Memories and to you especially for your support - much appreciated! We are processing this financial year which ends very soon! Would it be possible to send a cheque for the donations received? Cheques are made payable to the London Borough of Waltham Forest and paid directly to the Museum and Archive.
Very best wishes,
Museum, Gallery and Archive Manager
William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum
020 8496 1474
Details of the equipment that Vestry House Museum will soon be provided with:
SL1000 Digital Film Scanner
15 Dec 2011 - Your Donation to Vestry House Museum:
Dear Daniel, I just wanted to let you know that we are using the generous donation from Walthamstow Memories to purchase conservation materials for the Museum. This will allow us to continue with our volunteer project to repack the stores and ensure that the objects are all stored in the best possible conditions for the future.
Thank you once again for all your support of the Museum.
Museum, Gallery & Archives Manager
William Morris Gallery
London E17 4PP
The Vestry House Museum
The Vestry House Museum, placed in Walthamstow's "Village", in spite of its relatively small premises,
is an amazing cradle of activities, amongst which: museum, search room & meeting centre. In the few small
rooms of the museum are displayed many significant items of Walthamstow's past: from the Bremer's car to an
old milk cart, from old cameras to toys, from dresses & uniforms to views of by-gone Walthamstow, as well as
a full-size reconstruction of a 19th century "Police Cell" (the Vestry House was a Police station in the mid
Items from the enormous collection are periodically rotated in display and used for special exhibitions.
The Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library Search Room is normally open, by appointment only. For more information please visit:
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