Issue 42 Up Your Street

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Mon 14th Oct £3 1.30-4.30pm Tea Dance Stratford Old Town Hall. E15. Dance, sit, drink tea. eat cake.

Wed 16th Oct  free   10-noon  Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage usual weekly meeting.

                             free   5 – 7pm at Timberlodge. Stratford Community Networking Night

Thurs 17th Oct free   2-8pm Metro-pads office by Walthamstow Station. Look at the plans for Walthamstow Centre redevelopment with Solum.

                              free  8pm. The New Black and Birkbeck at Stratford Picturehouse E15 present a screening of  “Who Needs A Heart?”


Sun 2oth Oct free 2.30pm Walking with David Boote and Walking Free In Waltham Forest “Up The Ching” as 8th October (see issue 41)


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Mon 16th Sep. free  1-3pm Holden Point Waddington Rd E15 . Free taster sessions for people of 50 and better to touch on arts and crafts, Yoga and ICT help. No need to book.

                             free but book at Eventbrite. 6-8pm Rose Lipman Building at 41  De Beauvoir Rd, Hackney. CREATE event.”Create London Talk Series:  Colonised Imagination: Urban constructions within the discourse of Japanese animation“.

                            £15 for 3 hours. 5-8pm “Quilting, Quakers and the Moselle (River)”. Professional sewing class with Katrina. Fortnightly at Kat’s house in Tottenham N17. Email

Wed 18th Sep free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage project midway in its programme of events. Community Room in Lloyd Park. Free refreshments. Animation techniques.

Thurs until 6th Oct free The Mill, Coppermill Lane E17. Opening times. Not Mondays.


Artist Esther Neslen’s 6 waiting people converge on the Living Room. What are they thinking? Drawings and sculptures by Esther. Words and soundscapes submitted by Walthamstow poets and artists including Roger Huddle’s poetry.

Sat 21st Sep free 11-1pm. Architecture of Walthamstow interest walk . Meet Wood Street Library E17. Book with

Sun 22nd Sep free 2pm “Freedom Walk” with Peter Ashan meeting at The Mill Coppermill Lane E17. Exploring how multi-culturism came about and survived flourishing in the borough.

Wed 25th Sept  £3  1-4pm Tea Dance in Chingford Assembly Hall E4

                                free 6-7.30pm Poetry reading (your own and classics ) at Centre for Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney

Sat 28th Sep £5 11-3pm Flower Arrangement Workshop at St Edmund’s Church. Larkswood Road, South Chingford, London E4 9DS (just south of Chingford Mount crossroads).
Contact and booking in advance
Lesley Goldsmith
“Opportunity to learn flower arranging techniques and skills, and using flowers and arrangements as a way of exploring spirituality. Those attending will create their own displays; one to take home, and one for display in church for the following day’s Harvest Festival. Bring your own lunch; tea and coffee provided. Prior booking is required. The workshop is geared towards those aged 16 and over, though there will also be opportunity for children to take part and complete their own arrangements as well. The workshop is led by Kit Mayston-King, who trained at Capel Manor College.”

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage

Wednesday’s Tree Day
            Sheltering beneath the mottled shade
            We gathered  under the willow by the moat
            Squirrel came down to see
            Who stood on parade
            Inspecting the weeping tree
            On we went
            Underneath the speckled shelter of Oak
            Magnificent, tall, grandfather tree
            Heaven bound limbs
            Reaching upward towards the sun
            Thick arms curved to natural arcs
            Onward to London Plane
            Splendid in khaki camouflage bark
            Where we tried to evidence
            The age of this time witness
            So we measured circumference
            Did the sums and concluded
            This was indeed an ancient entity
            Then our attention turned
            To the toxic Yew
            All the while Miss Elegance
            Kept us in a trance
            With facts and figures that I never knew
            Down to Horse Chestnut
            Bringing back memories of conkers
            And days of  play
            That had faded long from memory
            Until today
            We saw the silver Birch
            Slim youth of growth
            And after we learned about the Lime
            It was time
            For socialising reflection and to partake
            In conversation
            With tea and succulent honeycombed cake
            Fitzroy Johnson  29/08/2013`

Issue 35. Up Your Street

Hornbeam  Café shut for the week. Re-opens 31st Aug2013-08-05 11.00.50Advertising the Paint Shop at The Hornbeam. Ragworks_Logo (1)View at The Hornbeam an homage to a Victorian Sampler in E17. There are wood-turned items for sale too. Very reasonably priced. And home-made bread!

Wed 28th Aug free. Screening of “Lincoln” . 7-9pm North Chingford Lib. Book with Waltham Forest Libraries.

Sat 31st Aug                       free Linda Green . The artist is holding an ‘Open Studio’ on Sat.31st August and Sun 1st September from 10am-6pm at

48A PEMBROKE ROAD E17.  Ceramics, photos, paintings

info@lindagreenarts. (Promoted by The Mill E17).

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage…….

Wed 4th Sept                    free LPSH  10-noon . Tree walk.lloyd park 2

Fri 6th Sept           free  1.10-2pm Christ Church, Spitalfields. Vintage America songs with piano, guitar,and classical singers. Gershwin, Foster, Copland.

Christ Church first Friday of the month free concerts!

Sat 7th Sept           free  noon-4pm Cathall Green family arts event.   Theme: Sustainability                      

                                  free  12-3pm Hornbeam event; Buskers’ Brunch.

Thurs 12th Sept   free  7.30-10.30pm screening of ” Django Unchained” (18). Walthamstow Library. Book in advance with Waltham Forest Libraries.


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Fri 23rd Aug free 6-9pm at Walthamstow Library but book with Waltham Forest Libraries “Eid Milan” celebration.

Wed 28th Aug free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage E17 meet for their weekly session refreshed by bread pudding (nay, honey-cake from Sue!), tea and jolly good company. All places reserved.

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free  6-7.30 Poets, listeners, readers. It’s all happening at 1a Darnley Rd Hackney when Cirillo hosts ” poetry evening” every fortnight. Read out your own. Share some laughs and stories.



Coming in September  screening of Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” at St Margaret’s hard-pewed Church in E11. £5.50 for WF residents, plus a self-guided walkabout taking in E11 Underground Station. Booking required.

IMAG001428Madge Gill’s work.


Cathall Green Arts on Sept 7th

Free classical concerts at Christ Church Spitalfields (Thanks to Jan of Spitalfields for  sharing that info.)

Hedgerows and Heritage at Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage.

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One of the jobs for the “Green Gym” volunteers to do before 2019 is to plant new hedges in Lloyd Park. Hedges provide habitats for birds and insects and running mammals.

From Friends of Lloyd Park.

“It is proposed that tenders will be sought from environmental conservation charities to operate a programme of ‘Green Gym’ type practical nature conservation projects in Lloyd Park that engages the voluntary participation of the local community.  These projects will help volunteers to improve their physical health, gain new skills/experience, new friends, improved social skills, improved mental health and well-being.  The contract period will be from 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2019.

The Coach House will be upgraded to provide an operational base for the successful charity to store materials, provide a small office/mess facility for charity staff and volunteers.

Examples of activities to be held in Lloyd Park are likely to be:

Habitat creation

Tree/hedge/shrub/bulb planting.
Creation of mini-beast homes e.g. stag beetle loggery, mini-beast hotel.
Construction of bat boxes and bird boxes.
Planting up the moat and wetland scrape areas.

Wed 21st Aug 2013 “Hedges”. Enjoy free activities exploring the heritage of Lloyd Park.  Heritage   of Hedges Do a biodiversity survey of the park’s hedges .”

Do you remember back in the day, if you were in London then, that Privet hedges were everywhere making boundaries between properties and the streets. “Biodiversity” was not a word then! In the Northern Isles of Scotland I had a Fuchsia hedge and it was high and dripping with red flowers in August. The postman hated it because he couldn’t see around the corner in his red van and kept making remarks about it being cut down. Flowers were rare there so I was not going to give up colour for him. It’s very presence was a photographer’s delight.

                                                              dripping fuchsiaCharcoal drawing of a Fuchsia bloom by Gillian Lawrence.

dripping fuchsia in College Rd e10 Fuchsia in College Road E10 July.2013

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Hawthorn Hedges                          hawthorn


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Sat 17th Aug  free noon-4pm Stratford & West Ham Summer Festival   A FREE fun festival for all the family, live music, sports, arts and crafts. Stratford Park West Ham E15


                            free 11-1pm Leytonstone  Library E11  Screening “Life Of Pi”. Booked places but you never know. Might be some empty chairs.

Sun 18th Aug  free 8-10pm Floating Cinema at Lea Rowing Club Clapton by Springfield Park Hackney. Screening of “Mystery River”, all about the River Lea, by Michael Smith (The Culture Show). This is for interest only as last ticket just went.

Mon 19th Aug  Is it free? 10am Walthamstow Borough Bowls Club, Lloyd Park. Call for recruits especially women

·         Practice Mondays 10am. Club matches Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday afternoons.

·         Enjoy social or competitive bowling. New members, including beginners and all ages, are very welcome. Join our friendly club to meet new people, improve your health & wellbeing and get outdoors. We play on a synthetic green, which is easier to bowl if you have mobility restrictions.  Everyone welcome. For further information: 02089231148 or

Thanks to Fitz for the info.

                                free Butterfly Walk at Larkswood. see issue 32

Tues 20th Aug.  free Leyton Flats walk  see issue 32

Wed 21st Aug    free  10-noon.Bruce Castle Museum, Haringey. Book  for artist’s embroidery workshop.

                               free  Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Seniors meet 10-noon at the Community building in the Park. Programme of activities for participants aged 50+.


Teasels. the craft shop in Bakers Arms E10 is closing down after the Summer Holidays. Massive reductions on yarns and threads, wool and other sundries.




Victorian Garden at Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage

The Victorians loved their gardens. Who doesn’t?

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The members of Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage planted Aquelgia in tiny pots, ate bread pudding and welcomed Steve as the project’s volunteer photographer.

Aquilegia Hybrids

(Columbine, Granny’s Bonnet)

Hardy Perennial

Commonly known as Columbine, these dainty hardy perennials are a cottage garden essential! Nodding flowers with long spurs are held aloft attractive foliage on tall wiry stems. Reliable and easy to grow, these classic perennials are perfect for traditional borders. Aquilegia flowers make an adorable cut flower for indoor displays too! Height: 75cm (30″).

“In Lloyd Park, the island was  planted with numerous trees including aspens,  hollies, and chestnuts, and also had a boathouse and two fishponds. In  1912 the council purchased a further 16 acres of the Aveling Park estate as an extension to the park.

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During the early days of the Park there was a Bandstand on the island,  which later gave way to a concert pavilion. Early  park amenities included a grotto, shelters, toilets, refreshments kiosk, rockery, fish pool, drinking fountains, and an Attendants Office (park  keepers).

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In the lower field – Aveling Park – there was another bandstand as well  as a sports pavilion that was used for the Walthamstow schools district  sports day. From 1905 to 1910 The Walthamstow Avenue Football Club had  their home pitch in the Park.”

Vicc garden LPSHBack in the day!

Create the perfect Victorian garden – wrought iron garden furniture, garden    garden design, garden plans – tips for creating and maintaining Victorian gardens

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage #2

house and gardenlloyd park 2lloyd #2Cooler weather and an interesting meet-up with Luke, the head gardener at Lloyd Park.
The gardens were put in place to provide a link between the Park and The William Morris House/Gallery. It’s true that when I’ve visited the place in the past I never did both venues but rather said “I’ll go to William Morris Gallery” or “We’ll go to the park”. Now, there’s a colourful carefully-planned and maintained, with Heritage Lottery money help, a garden for all the people all of the time. The ways in are many symbolising that the entrances and exits have no difference and are all equally good. Ah, William, always the socialist, always the rich socialist what with his dressing up as a knight and rushing over the moat to rescue his playmates.
Mainly the plants are herbaceous and rely on wood bark to keep them happy and settled, free from fungal infections and bugs. The BBC Website for landscapes and plants is currently number one for Lloyd Park gardening staff.

Canada geese flew overhead.
Luke talked of his preference for the return of the fish in the old moat. And some of us ‘sharers’ were relieved to know that the curved border beds in front of the House’s back steps would be returned. So they say.
The time whizzed by and we hurried back for bread pudding and tea.