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.

Call for names of Highams Park residents lost in WW1

Alison Baker, of ‘Highams Park Pins & Needles’ is compiling a list residents of Highams Park who were in the military and who lost there lives in World War 1.  If you have knowledge of someone, please email Alison on ‘alisonfog@gmail.com’ with the details.

Highams Park Day 2019

This is the 12th annual Highams Park Day.  It will be held at 11am to 4pm on Saturday the 14th July 2018 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 24th November 2018 at the Baptist Church, Cavendish Road E4 9NG.  Everybody is welcome.  Doors open at 1:30pm and the talk starts at 2pm and the film at 2:10pm.  Entrance is £3 for members and £4.50 for non members with children free.  Tea. coffee and cakes are available before the film free of charge.    Click here for further details.


Saturday 13th October 2018  Sandeep Christian will lead a walk around Highams Park entitled Highams Park’s Rural Past.  Meet at 10am at the Millennium Clock  (near Highams Park Station).  Click here for further details.


On the 6th October 2018 a talk was given by Oona Kelly entitled “Waltham Forest Women of WW1”.  The talk will be at 7pm for 7:30pm at the Church Hall, All Saints, Church Avenue E4 9QD.  Click here for further details.


On the 18th Oct, 17th Nov and 8th Dec as many volunteers as possible are required to help with gardening on the station platform, clock tower garden.   We  meet on every  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 10 November 2018 the Highams Park Society will hold its annual remembrance  ceremony at the Halex Memorial in Hale End and Highams Park library, Castle Avenue. E4 9QD at 10:35am.  Click here for further details.

Saint George’s Day Parade

On Sunday the 22nd April 2018 at 9:30am, the 17th Pals’ Battalion Band marched from the Broadway, in Winchester Road, down Selwyn Avenue to Highams Park Baptist Church on Cavendish Road.

Following the church service the band marched from up Cavendish Road at about 11:15pm to Signal Walk where it performed a set of marches in front of TESCO between 11:30am and 11:45am.  Click here for further details.


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.  Click here for further details.

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 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.


To read the latest copy of our newsletter, please click here.


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

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