Category Archives: Research

Message from a Warner Resident in USA

In 2014, we discovered a fantastic group of photographs on Flickr from a family in America. They had been wonderfully scanned and annotated, and one of the folders was the address of a Warner Flat in Leyton – 79 Seymour Road. We contacted the family via Flickr, but had no reply – the account had been dormant for a few years. As the 2014 project came to an end we did not pursue it. This year, having received the funding to continue the project, we set out to contact this family again. Having tried via Facebook we finally got a […]

Memory drop in session

Thanks so much to everyone that came to our memory drop in at Vestry House Museum. We had around 15 people attend, and some of those that did come brought yet more amazing photos including these from Peter Wilkes of Bemstead Road. Peter’s father Donald worked for the Warner Estate for over 50 years.

Drop in session at Vestry House Museum

Vestry House Archives

Today we were reminded of what a wonderful archive, Vestry House Museum is. The archivist Jo Parker took great care in laying out all the Warner related documents that they have in the archives, this includes newspaper cuttings, posters, photographs and pamphlets.

Memory Event, William Morris Gallery

We ran a memory session at the William Morris Gallery today for people to with memories of the estate to bring photos and documents to. One of the best finds was this WWII diary belonging to a residents mother. Thanks to everyone who came and brought friends and neighbours!

WWII diary from Warner Estate resident