Monthly Archives: June 2014

Exhibition & thanks

Thanks to everyone who visited WE: The Ex Warner Project over the three weeks that it was open (30 May – 15 June 2014). The response has been amazing, and we are grateful to everyone who attended the events, visited the exhibition or contacted us with memories and photographs. We had over 1,300 visitors during that time, and are now carrying out an evaluation of the project for our funders, Waltham Forest Council. Please find some installation shots of the exhibition here, and you can add your own Warner or Ex Warner images to our Flickr Group, these will in […]

Leyton Warner Estate Walk

Thanks to the 35 people who came on the Leyton walk, and to David Boote who gave us a fascinating and informative tour. We started at Sybourn Street and after looking at the school building we went around the nearby streets: Hibbert Road, Harris Street and Markhouse Road, before going to look at the Dagenham Brook which passes nearby. We then crossed over Lea Bridge Road to the E10 streets like Bloxhall, Morieux and Perth Roads, looking at images that David had brought for us to look at relating to the places in previous years or their place names. The […]

Walthamstow Historical Society photo walk

Thanks so much to everyone who came on the photography walk with Walthamstow Historical Society yesterday, and thanks in particular to Neil Houghton, for leading what was a really fascinating and entertaining 2 hour walk. We started by Station Florists, St James Street station walking around to the side of the station to Courtenay Place and Courtenay Mews, as Neil explained this was the site of some of the Warner’s first developments and the site of a notorious murder – during the trial the state of the housing conditions was described as slums. These were later demolished, and in their […]

Ex Warner Project Talk

Thanks so much to everyone who came to the Ex Warner Project talk at St Michael & All Angels Church Hall last night. We had over 40 people. Great to see so many of the participants and to have to many current and past Warner residents attending. (KG)

Warner Residents Tea Party

We had such a lovely weekend at the exhibition, just under 150 visitors came on both the Saturday and Sunday, so thanks everyone who visited. On Sunday we had a tea party for current and previous Warner residents. Cakes with ‘W.E’ in green and cream were provided by Aura Rosa cakes and proved very popular with visitors. Visitors were asked to wear a sticker with the number of years they’d lived in a Warner property. Two ex residents came all the way from Peterborough. My favourite moment was our visitor who had moved into a Warner flat that day meeting […]