Photographic collection

The photographic archive at Vestry House Museum holds around 80,000 photographic prints, negatives, lantern slides and postcards dating from the 1860s onwards. The collection includes images of street scenes, buildings, landmarks, businesses and events, it covers all parts of Waltham Forest. Epping Forest, Leyton High Road and Hoe Street are particularly well documented in the collection.

A selection of images from the photo archive can be seen below, a greater range of images can be viewed and purchased as prints from our Borough Photos page.