Monthly Archives: September 2013

Memories of Leytonstone – first comments

© Alan Simpson

© Alan Simpson

The above photograph by Alan Simpson has already received a few comments. Do you have photographs, stories or poems about your memories of Leytonstone you would like to contribute?

Comment1:  This is where the Transition community garden is now (Harold Road by the footbridge beyond the new games area)! You can still see the top of the wall on the left and the bridge is still there – just filled in.

Comment2:  You need to visualise this cutting choked with stationary traffic four hours a day to get the effect. Most of the traffic that now zips through on the motorway used to struggle down this route. Building the road must have made the local air much cleaner.

Here is a more recent photograph of the community garden launch, September 2012. It would be great to receive memories of it’s development over the last year.

Leytonstone Community Garden Launch 09092012-6565

© Asya Gefter

Leytonstone Museum’s got a new project!

To the lovely folk of Leytonstone, we need your help.

The spring theme of Home, led to inclusion of some fantastic photographs and an exhibition during the arts trail.

This autumn the call out is for your ‘Memories of Leytonstone’. All poems, photographs, stories, historical information, sketches, films etc can be included.

Once a body of work has been collected we plan to organise an exhibition in a venue in Leytonstone.

To submit digital work for inclusion on the Leytonstone Museum blog, please email Please ensure you have read the copyright section on the about page prior to submitting work.

© Alan Simpson

© Alan Simpson

Leytonstone Museum is a participatory arts project, developing a virtual archive about Leytonstone. For further information please look at the about page. We also have a fantastic box museum which houses a collection of 100 photographs which can be borrowed by groups and organisations as well as used to create pop-up exhibitions. Please contact Karen for further information.

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