On Saturday 18th November 2017 Sandeep Christian ledd a ‘Remembrance Quest’ walk. The walk was from Highams Park Station to the Walthamstow war memorial at Whipps Cross.
Sandeep’s description of the walk was:
On Saturday the 18th we are leading a week which will be the first of its kind: a walk to honour all the men from Highams Park and Hale End who fell in the Great War.
There are First World War plaques in our four local churches listing the names of local men. Highams Park and Hale End was in the Borough of Walthamstow in 1918 and their names are all recorded in a ‘Book of Sacrifice’, which is kept in Vestry House Museum. We have been given access to the book itself and also a facsimile copy to look at on the 18th of November.
As part of a local First World War ‘walk of remembrance’ and quest, we will be noting the names on the 4 church memorials, then travelling by 212 bus to Vestry House Museum to look up the men in the Book of Sacrifice.
As part of the walk, I will give you an idea of what Highams Park and Hale End was like in 1914.
After a short pub break, we will then walk to the Cenotaph in the grounds of the Town Hall, where individuals can lay crosses, poppies or small wreaths at the cenotaph to commeroate indicudual men or ancestors. The Society will also lay a wreath on behalf the people of Highams Park.
10 am meet at the clock tower
Walk to Malvern Avenue
Walk to All Saints Church
Walk to Highams Park Baptist Church
Walk to Winchester Road Church
11 am – 212 bus to Prospect Hill for Vestry House Museum
11.15 – Look up names in Book of Sacrifice
11.40 – Drink in Walthamstow Village
12.10 – walk to Cenotaph to lay wreaths
12.30 – optional lunch in The Bell (not the spit and sawdust dive of yore!)
Please feel free to us for any part of the walk.
This will be a unique event; we hope to see as many of you as possible.
On Saturday 12th May 2018 Sandeep Christian will lead another in his series of walks around Bethnal Green. Meet at 10am at the Clock Tower (near Highams Park Station).
Previous walks have included a guided walk featuring the lost mansions and famous people – ending with a drink in Walthamstow’s Wildcard Brewery, Mother’s Ruin Gin Distillery of tea or coffee in “God’s Own Junkyard”.
The previous walk led by Sandeep Christian was ‘Beating the Bounds’ of Highams Park.
A series of walks have been run by the Highams Park Society. These have been led by a range of people, The walks are generally in and around Highams Park.
Sandeep Christian has recently led a series of walks around Cambridge Heath, Bethnal Green and London Fields.