Category Archives: Photography

232 Markhouse Road, Walthamstow


Today we received more fantastic photos from a family who are now in Chepstow but previously lived in 232 Markhouse Road. Susan’s father was a photographer and used to develop his own photos in the bathroom of their flat. By the time we received these we had already finalised and […]

Courtesy of Susan Cave

Markhouse Road photos


During our last memory session at Vestry House Museum, we met a former Warner resident whose mother, now 92, was born in a Warner property in 1924. We met Florrie Coster the following week to record¬†her oral history. She had a fantastic collection of photographs of her family’s long association […]

Markhouse Road, courtesy of Florrie Coster

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 […]

Warner Wallpaper


We received a call from a family in Ardleigh Road to say they were redecorating their home, stripping wallpaper and kept uncovering layers of old wallpaper. In fact we had three calls from them, as they kept uncovering more Warner wallpaper. A closer inspection of the Bedford Lemere album shows […]

Family photographs


A big thank you to all of those who have lent us their family photographs from the Warner estate. We have received some really wonderful photos, including people outside their first home, or with their first car or TV; we have also received photographs dating back to the 1940s. Seen […]

The Bedford Lemere Warner Album


Each property and resident I have photographed, I’ve shown the 1903 Bedford Lemere album to, so I thought it worth sharing a photograph from it here as they have prompted many conversations and much interest. And the album has inspired the interior photography which will form part of this project. […]

Scratching the surface


Delivering flyers about the project door-to-door around the Ex Warner properties, has been a great opportunity to start looking closer. I’ve begun to look for even the tinniest evidence of the Warner estate past, and even with many layers of over paint and intervening years, it’s often possible to glimpse […]

Warner green


Now I’ve started noticing it, I can see the original Warner green paint everywhere. The doors and window frames used to be yellow and green and were repainted annually by the Warner company. Now the properties are in mixed ownership there is no standard colour and most of the doors […]

Photographs in the sunshine


Had a good day yesterday trying to find the locations included in the 1903 album by Bedford-Lemare that we are studying for the project. It was great to finally work out which trees were still there, which windows we can still recognise, and to track down the places where they […]