The following organisations (in random order) may be of interest to you. Click on their names to visit their websites.
Hurst House was built in 1714 for East End brewer Henry Raine. Hurst House is opposite the imposing statue of Sir Winston Churchill. The house is also known as The Naked Beauty because of a risqué statue which once stood there. The gardens of Hurst House will be open to visitors on 4th and 5th October 2014 from 2-4pm as part of, and to commemorate, the 300th anniversary of this remarkable house.
The West Essex Archaeological Group’s aim is “to promote the advancement of knowledge and education by a study of archaeology, history and kindred subjects.” The group offers a regular programme of illustrated talks at Woodford County High School.
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society was founded in 1855 “for the purpose of investigating the antiquities and early history of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Metropolitan County of Middlesex.” Regular talks are held at the Museum of London.
The East of London Family History Society comprises over 2,400 members who share an interest in family history in the east of Greater London. The area covered spans north of the Thames, east of Aldgate and Bishopsgate, and through the modern day London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge – right up to the edge of Essex at Havering. Monthly talks and workshops are held at Wanstead Library.
The Woodford Festival is held annually to celebrate diversity and arts within Woodford.
www.woodfordwellsweather.co.uk Find out about the weather in the area.
The Copped Hall Trust: Copped Hall is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland.
The Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford gave its first performance on 31st December 1974. It offers a wide choice of musicals, plays, ‘murder mystery matinees’ and ‘special evenings’ throughout the year. The theatre also offers costume hire and can be hired for events, product launches, conferences and meetings.
Gresham College was founded in 1597, and has provided free public talks within the City of London for over 400 years.
Ilford Hospital Chapel is the oldest building in the London Borough of Redbridge, founded circa 1145AD by Adelicia (Adeliza), Abbess of Barking, as a hospice for 13 aged and infirm men.