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Lloyd Park Then and Now

A free exhibition designed to help local residents discover the rich heritage of Lloyd Park will run from 21 to 26 April from 10.30am to 4.30pm in the Winns Gallery in the Aveling Centre in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow.



The exhibition has been developed by the Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage Group – a weekly over-50s group that have interpreted the fascinating history of the park through a variety of creative pieces.


The exhibits on show range from old park photos to maps of the park and even bottles discovered buried in the grounds. In addition to historical artefacts, the exhibition also features the group’s interpretive artworks, animation film, photographs, poetry and more. Those wishing to come along can also enjoy a tree trail and Lloyd Park seed giveaways.


Lloyd Park was first opened by the Victorians on 28 July 1900. Prior to being a public park, the land was the private gardens of Water House; then a gentleman’s countryside residence.


Water House was home to the designer, craftsman and socialist William Morris and is now a museum dedicated in his honour and celebrating his life and works. After William Morris the property was owned by the Lloyd family. The Lloyds gifted their land to the Council, with the condition that it be turned into a public park.


For further information about the exhibition or the park, contact Ellie Mortimer at ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk or on 020 8496 2822. You can also find out more information at www.walthamforest.gov.uk/lloyd-park




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  1. One of the images in the Lloyd Park Then and Now exhibition



  1. The Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage Group

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