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22 October - Extended to 14 June 2014
Using a range of beautiful maps, take a journey
through space and time to discover over 2,000 years of local
history in this Redbridge Museum exhibition.
From the earliest surveys of the 17th Century to
detailed Victorian maps and modern phone apps, explore how Ilford,
Wanstead and Woodford transformed from small country villages to
thriving London suburbs.
Last summer a series of beautiful mini-gardens were outside
Redbridge Central Library & Museum that had been inspired by
These gardens were based on historic green sites in
Redbridge. They had been created to show the history of gardens,
parks and open spaces in Redbridge, from farms to grand
18th century country estates, Victorian suburban gardens and
The gardens had been created by Redbridge Museum and
students from Wanstead High School, as part of a project in
partnership with Valentines Gardens, Redbridge Nature
Conservation and the Corporation of the City of London. The
project was funded by Arts Council England.