Lloyd Park Then and Now

If you find yourself Walthamstow way between 21st and 26th April, be sure to drop by Lloyd Park and check out this lovely exhibition in the Winns Gallery, Lloyd Park.

Last year I led some workshops for the Sharing Heritage Group where we re-enacted scenes from old photos taken around  the turn of the century. These images form just a part of the exhibition, and don't forget that the amazing William Morris Museum is also in the grounds of Lloyd Park, so you can have a creative afternoon in the heart of Walthamstow. The cafe's are good too!

Here is more info' from the group:

Discover the rich heritage of Lloyd Park through a free exhibition by the Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage Group. Enjoy the group’s interpretive artworks, animation film, photographs, poetry and more.

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 (now the William Morris Gallery) was home to Willam Morris; designer, craftsman and socialist, and then the Lloyd family. The Lloyds gifted their land to the Council, with the condition that it be turned into a public park.

Members of Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage, a weekly over-50s group, have interpreted the fascinating history of the park through a variety of creative pieces. Come along to look at old park photos, maps and bottles discovered buried in the park. Plus enjoy a tree trail and Lloyd Park seed giveaways.

This free exhibition runs from 21-26 April from 10.30am-4.30pm in the Winns Gallery. The Winns Gallery can be found in the Aveling Centre in the middle of the park. Lloyd Park is off Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17. For further information, contact Ellie Mortimer: ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk 020 8496 2822 or visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/lloyd-park