In 2011, to celebrate our "Gathering", Walthamstow Memories launched an appeal in favour of the Vestry House Museum.
23 June 2011 - Vestry House Museum
John H Knowles (WM), Vicky Carroll (VHM)
and Daniel J Quinn (WM)
Details of the equipment that Vestry House Museum will soon be provided with:
Total cost £5,760
(£220.00 of which raised by the WM appeal)
2013 VHM Appeal (2013/2014) - [Top]
PREVIOUS APPEAL (2011) - [Top]
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 1800's)!
Items from the enormous collection are periodically rotated in display and used for special exhibitions.
|This is a picture of the Research Room at the Vestry House Museum,
where loads of documents, old newspapers & photographs are kept under form of microfilms/microfiches, as well as in original. Unfortunately the old (and only!) microfilm/fiche reader has given up...
(Click to enlarge)
The Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library Searchroom is open to everyone by appointment Thursday - Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm. For more information please visit:
Vestry House Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/pages/services/vhm.aspx
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