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William Morris Gallery at Lloyds Park, Walthamstow

 

 

In September some members of the Historical Society enjoyed a trip to Essex where they visited the William Morris Gallery at Lloyds Park, Walthamstow; an excellent presentation told the story of William Morris the revolutionary Victorian designer, craftsman, writer and campaigner.

The group continued on to Waltham Abbey founded by King Harold in 1060, rebuilt in the early 12th century, the nave of which is still the parish Church; it is thought to be the burial place of King Harold after the Battle of Hastings.


After lunch the group were taken on an excellent tour of the Royal Gunpowder Mill, where gunpowder had been produced for over 300 years until it closed in the mid 1990's.

A film showed the history of gunpowder on the site followed by a land train tour of the site to see the remaining test buildings and the now defunct Armoury and Rocket Missile area.

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