After a two year long Heritage Lottery Funded project, the reopening of Epping Forest District Museum is on the horizon. The museum would like to welcome members of the public to the museum on Saturday 19 March 2016 from 10am to 5pm to see the fantastic improvements and changes that have taken place on site.
With a new community room for schools, groups and activities, a lift making all galleries accessible to the public for the first time and the chance to see behind the scenes the museum will be a unique offer to both local people and the wider community.
The museum team are now in the process of reinstalling the objects in the six new galleries ready for the reopening in March, with a much greater number of objects going on display than ever before.
Here is a gallery of some of the images in the Museum’s collection of Church Street in Waltham Abbey.
Find more images of Waltham Abbey and the District at efdhistory.org.uk
Church Street Waltham Abbey viewed from the east
South Side of Church Street looking East towards Sun Street c.1945
View of South side of Church Street viewed from church tower c.1950
View of South-west corner of Church Street at Bakers Entry; viewed from the church tower c.1950
Photograph of row of shopfronts at south-east corner of Church Street Waltham Abbey
Photograph of Church Street and Bakers Entry and Green Yard from Church Tower Waltham Abbey viewed from the north
The Welsh Harp on the left with road in foreground : tree in churchyard to left : buildings in Market Square visible in background
2016 is the 950th anniversary of King Harold’s Coronation, the three great battles of 1066 and Harold’s death.
There will be many events over the next year to celebrate and commemorate these events. The first event of the celebrations at Waltham Abbey is on Wednesday 6th January when King Harold’s coronation will be marked with a service of Compline in the Abbey Church at 5.00 pm.
To find out more visit: https://kingharoldday.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/compline-for-a-coronation/