Your River Lea Cody Dock Photo Competition

This photo competition is dedicated to all things Lea and focuses on any aspect of the Lea River’s rich tapestry, providing an annual archive that captures its history during this current period of rapid change.

This is the first Cody Dock photo competition which we hope will become an annual event and it’s open to everyone, from novices to professionals. The themes are heritage, community, waterways and wildlife. The judging panel includes Peter Marshall (Photographer), Simon Myers (GDP CEO), Debbie Leach (Thames21 CEO), Suzanne Rankin (Lecturer, University of the Arts), Bryan Collier (LBN Councillor), Megan Piper (The Line Co-founder) and Matthew Butson (Vice President of Getty Images Hulton Archive).

The deadline for entries is 30 June. The 12 winning entries will be announced on the 31st August and reproduced in the 2018 Cody Dock Calendar. They will also receive a small cash prize and feature in our Autumn exhibition.

Celebrating 50 Years of the Victoria Line at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Next year will mark 50 Years since the line first opened on the 1st September 1968 between Walthamstow and Highbury & Islington. The museum is currently planning a weekend event to celebrate this important transport achievement which is just one of the many that happened in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Our two Victoria Line driving cars are in need of restoration works being carried out on them. We are therefore looking for volunteers to carry out this work on Sunday’s during the coming summer months with us in readiness for the big event next year. Would you like to be part of a team to work on this heritage project? If so then please call Lindsay Collier on 07930 662252 or email him on for details.


The next meeting of the Lea Valley Heritage Alliance will be on Tuesday June 6th at Three Mills Bromley by Bow 15.00 Please advise the Chairman ASAP if you will or will not be able to attend.

Tell us you news and your plans for the future.

Tell us your news and plans for the future. We wish to support any heritage event relating to the Lea Valley, so please send details of your event(s) to the Chairman. See contacts page. We will then post your news or event details, if appropriate