Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘Inside Leytonstone’ project needs your contributions!

The latest project from the museum is looking for photographs, artworks, poems, stories and histories about what Leytonstone is like on the inside. We are moving beyond purely photography so any artform is welcome.

So please send in things about ‘Inside Leytonstone’. We want to see a bit more of Leytonstone to explore our rich existence.
Contributions can be emailed to


Collect something? I need your help!

I am looking for people who live in Leytonstone who collect stuff. I then want to photograph said stuff and post on here. You will remain anonymous but admit it, everyone who collects enjoys an interested audience and this way people can see your passions while they remain safely locked away from harm.

Does anyone have a particular passion for teapots or books, Dr Who memorabilia or cigarette cards, dolls or scarves, McDonald toys or Lilliput houses. Small collections are just as interesting as big ones. If you collect something, please can I photograph your treasures to be included on the Inside Leytonstone page and possibly in future exhibitions?

For the new project, Inside Leytonstone (which is not just about collections!) I am also hoping the community can offer creative contributions to the museum with stories, photographs and artworks about what is ‘inside’ Leytonstone. Do you have something hidden away behind closed doors you can write about, paint or photograph to help us develop a record of our little community?

If so, contact me at


Owner: Anonymous

“Sticker book created by my Grandmother and Great Aunts, probably around the first world war. It is falling to bits and may not last another generation. It sits on top of a cupboard and I’m afraid to look at it in case I damage it any more.”

New Project Launched: Inside Leytonstone


This is a call for contributions for a new project called ‘Inside Leytonstone’.


A page of the blog will be devoted to the theme ‘Inside Leytonstone’. We all know the classic Leytonstone scenes of the St Johns, the ponds etc but what gems are there lurking behind closed doors? Photographs,poems, artworks, stories about the inside view of Leytonstone will be gratefully received.

For my own contribution I am looking for people who collect things. Do you house a secret collection of ‘my little ponies’ or have a passion for collecting ‘toothbrushes’? You will of course remain anonymous but go on, show the world your secret loves!


If artists, writers  and photographers would like to put similar requests on here please let me know.

And don’t forget to look Leytonstone Museum up on Facebook and Twitter to keep informed!


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