The idea of establishing the Lea Valley Heritage Alliance was to celebrate and promote the area’s internationally important technological and industrial heritage was first proposed a number of years ago. The Lea Valley Heritage Alliance will be finally officially launched at City Hall, London, on the 21st April 2017.
The launch date will also correspond with the publication of a FREE booklet, DISCOVER THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE OF LONDON’S LEA VALLEY. This will act as a guide to the many places to visit in the Lower Lea Valley, and how to get to them. The seven sites listed below are all managed by the members of the Alliance and are all featured in detail in the brochure. Other sites well worth visiting are also included.
The seven sites featured are:
Trinity Buoy Wharf
The House Mill, Three Mills Island
Markfield Park Beam Engine
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum
Walthamstow Wetlands (opening late 2017)
Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield Island Village
The booklet is designed to work together with this website which, and when fully developed, will provide additional information about the industrial history of the Lea Valley.
It is the intention of the Alliance to expand its membership, to produce further publications and to embrace the remainder of the Lea Valley north of London.
The Alliance is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation and is run entirely by volunteers. It is supported by its members and stakeholders, but relies on sponsorship for much of its funding.
Sponsors to date include London Legacy Development Corporation, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, London Borough of Waltham Forest, The RSA Trust, G R Wright & Sons Ltd and McMullen & Sons Ltd. We are extremely grateful to these organisations without whose support the Alliance could not have been launched.
I order that we can continue to pursue our aims and objectives we need ongoing financial support.
If you think you may be able to help us in the future please contact our Chairman, whose details are below.
Download brochure here
Mr. Lindsay Collier MA
The Lea Valley Heritage Alliance
100 Mansfield Hill Chingford London E4 7JT
T: 0208 257 3950