Claire Weiss gave our Society’s online talks a fantastic start in December. You can
hear and see her here or by searching YouTube for Leyton & Leytonstone Historical
Society. She tells us about the mulberry tree by Leytonstone House and about another
on Wanstead golf course.
Photo by Karl Weiss
on 20th January Les Capon told our Society about his work as an archaeologist at
Eastcote Manor Gardens, partly on the site of an Eastcote House which was there from
1350 to 1965. This was a Community Archaeology Excavation. People aged 5 to 90 joined
in for a Heritage Lottery Fund project from 2012 to 2017.You can hear and see him
here or by searching YouTube for Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society.
Past Online Talks :
On 17th March our Society was given a presentation about “Gulielma Lister (1860-1949)
–The Queen of Slime Moulds”
Dr Patricia Fara – Science Historian, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge
(Gulielma Lister was born in 1860 in Sycamore House, 881 High Road, Leytonstone.
Her later years were also spent at Sycamore House, demolished in 1976. The Welsh
Church now stands on the site. “Gulielma's real hunting-grounds were Epping Forest
and the region around Lyme Regis” (ODNB))