waltham forest guardian
waltham forest guardian
Christine Proudman commented
I would love to be able to search local newspapers for Walthamstow and surrounds (such as The Walthamstow Guardian and The Walthamstow Post) to assist with my family history research. Thanks
Should not erase our history, how do we compare it to our future
Barry Blake commented
Our local newspaper, the Chingford Guardian, was an excellent news and entertainment journal in the 1950s and 1960s, and has continued to be of great quality through to the present time.
Susan Marshall commented
I used to work in the advertisement department (shop in Hoe Street). Paper was very informative and kept people in touch with local events, especially those that are housebound.
Walthamstow Guardian will provide a reach history source for future generations, particularly for family historians. This newspaper should be added to your site.
I frequently use the BNA in my research but always come up against a brick wall when trying to research my own local areas of Walthamstow and Chingford. It is so frustrating! Please consider this newspaper for digitisation soon! Thanks.
Would love the Waltham Forest Guardian on line
I remember as a kid having a photo with Clement Attlee
Dennis I commented
I would also like to see Walthamstow Guardian added. A lot of interesting history 50s 60s and 70s. I was also features in an article late 60s but don't have a copy.
So much interest and so little pages available disappointing
ELAINE HILLER commented
Why not, it's history to many many families, including mine?????? Even Hitler managed to bomb the area, IT'S IMPORTANT!
Anyone know the whereabouts of Georgina Fields, please, who was resident at the Convent in the 50's? Georgina lived in Camden Town and Walthamstow London on leaving the Convent. I lost contact with her in the middle to late sixties. I am Godmother to her daughter Helen, born 1964-67. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who was at St Mary's Residential School in the late 50's. I was known as Dorothy (Dot) Keenan. I remember Maureen Killian, Maureen Logan, Jean O'Sullivan and her sister, Teresa, Joan Mitchell, Wendy Phillips, Harriet O'Gara, Nora Hayes, her sister, the Gosling sisters, Margaret Finlay and her twin sisters, Carol Frayne and many more
Sort for more dates please
Pledge more dates !!!
Important paper please add more
Colin Jones commented
Tom Hood School
Remember being there 1970-1974, English Teacher and head of year Mr. Richardson. I lived in Bulwer Court. Fond memories of the wanstead flats fair and cathall baths
My Dad, Mark Schofield went to Goodall Rd School from about 1947 - 51. He remembers having a school photo taken during this time and we would love to find a copy. If anyone can help, please let me know thanks,
My grandfather, William Buttler own a tobacconist/confectionary in Leytonstone during 1920s to 1930s. Does anyone have any memories of this, also where about in Leytonstone was it.
Leytonstone was such a lovely high road, lovely cafes, cinemas , bowling alley, but what is driving me a bit nuts is trying to find out the name of 2 shops that where there, tha first one was what is the left side of Boots the chemist now. It was a high end fashion shop and it was where I had my first Saturday job. The lady that owned it was always in a black turban and black dresses. She was very strict but was a lovely lady, and I would love to know if anyone can remember the flaming name. The second one was the first ' boutique ' shop to open in Leytonstone , it was just after ICELAND which was called Bejams before that, and next to the card shop. So if any one has any idea I would love to know. I also loved going in to Taylor's the record shop just passed the fire station, and absolutely loved a little dress shop called Tallulas tog shop, the lady and her mum would make all the dresses and I would save for ages to buy one of there gorgeous dresses. And that's what started me on my passion for clothes and making them , my first proper job was working in Carnaby st, which I loved and then years later I started making and selling my own clothes and which I still do today,:) but back in the 50/60,s Leytonstone was definitely a great place to grow up in , good memories x
We lived at 66 lancaster road
Family of 5
Went to davis lane school
Headmaster was called mr knowels! I remember he died while i was still at the school and replaced by mr windsor
Loved playing in the fields, in the morning just before school started!
Happy memories, was sad when they tore down half of lancaster, including my childhood home
Wish i was back there, when the summers were hot and we played near the flats, riding our bikes up and down the ramps under the flats