Waltham Forest Borough Photos
Images from Vestry House Museum

We hope you enjoy browsing this website and its unique photographs of Waltham Forest from the collection of Vestry House Museum.

Vestry House Museum’s photographic collection has been built up over many years and documents the changing landscapes of Walthamstow, Chingford, Leyton and Leytonstone. Photographs date from as early as the 1840s to the 21st Century. The images on this site are a snapshot of the Museum’s much larger collection of over 80,000 photographs, lantern slides and negatives. More photographs will be uploaded weekly but please contact us if you can’t find what you are looking for: vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If any pictures take your fancy why not purchase a high quality print for your home, work, or as a gift. Simply select the size you want in the with the “Buy This Print” box. Fill in your details and the print will be posted to you.

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Woodlands Road Street Party 1937

Woodlands Road Street Party 1937

C. Jones Butchers

C. Jones Butchers

Whipps Cross Road Turnpike

Whipps Cross Road Turnpike

Winns Terrace with Lloyd Park adjoining

Winns Terrace with Lloyd Park adjoining

Fishing competition 1914 Victory Pub Ware Herts

Fishing competition 1914 Victory Pub Ware Herts

Opening of Whipps Cross Pool 1932 (1)

Opening of Whipps Cross Pool 1932 (1)

Roe 1 Triplane 1909 on Lea.Walthamstow marshes

Roe 1 Triplane 1909 on Lea.Walthamstow marshes

Whipps Cross boating lake and tea shop

Whipps Cross boating lake and tea shop