Highams Park Society

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Welcome to the Highams Park Society Website

The Highams Park Society was formed in 2006 and sets its goal as “Helping Promote Community Life”.  The Society has a thriving membership of people who live in, or have an interest in Highams Park, Waltham Forest.  The Society’s aims are to help preserve the local heritage, help members appreciate their environment and to inform members about the history of the area.  To access a brief summary of the Society’s events click here.

Highams Park Day 2018

This is the 11th Highams Park Day will be held at 11am to 4pm on Saturday the 14th July 2017 on Vincent Green, Vincent Road.  It is the Village Fete for Highams Park.  All were welcome.  Click here for further details.

Saturday Afternoon Cinema

The next film to be shown will be on Saturday 16th December  2017 at the Baptist Church, Cavendish Road E4 9NG.  Everybody is welcome.  Doors open at 1:30pm and the film starts at 2pm.  Entrance is £2.50 for members and £3.50 for non members with children free.  Tea and coffee are available before the film.  The film will be “Death at Broadcasting House”.  A 1934 film.

Highams Park Walk

18th November 2017 Sandeep Christian will lead a ‘Remembrance Quest’ walk. Meet at 10am at the Clock Tower (near Highams Park Station.  Click here for further details.

Talks

On the 10th March 2018 a talk will be given by Roger Torode entitled “By trams, trolleybuses and buses around Highams Park”.  The talk will be at 7pm for 7:30pm at the Church Hall, All Saints, Church Avenue E4 9QD..  Click here for further details.

Gardening

As many volunteers as possible are required to help with gardening on the station platform, clock tower garden…and Winchester Road!  We  meet on every second Saturday in April to October (inclusive) on the London bound platform near the station gardens at 10am and bring your own tools if you have them.   As usual, tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be provided for all volunteers.  Click here for further details.

Remembrance Day

On Saturday the 11 November 2017 the Highams Park Society held a remembrance  ceremony at the Halex Memorial in Hale End and Highams Park library, Castle Avenue. E4 9QD at 10:45am.   Sandeep Christian, who lead the  proceedings, together with Chrina Jarvis and Ian Brown gave several readings.  The wreath was laid by the Rt Hon Iain Duncan-Smith MP.

Exhibitions

In October 2017 an exhibition was held at Winchester Road Methodist Church entitled ‘Then and Now’.  It was an exhibition of photographs showing roads and buildings around Highams Park, taken about 1900, and presented together with their modern equivalent photographs.  It was a great success with many visitors reminiscing.

Photography Competition: ‘Our Lake’

The first prize is £100 (kindly donated by Hobson of Highams Park). was won by Steven Beck, Highly Commended  was awarded to Amber Crawford (aged 9) and  commended was awarded to Roger Torode, Michael Holland, Lilian Shugarhood, Loenie Moore and Tom Spender.  Click here for further details.

Membership

Membership fees are kept very low and affordable and we’d be delighted to welcome you to the society.  Please see the Membership page for more details.

Sponsorship

The Highams Park Society is sponsored and supported by Hobsons Property Sales and Lettings, 30 The Avenue, Highams Park.

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