wordpress hit counter
  • Bookmark this page

The Best Guide for the EN9 Area

EN9 news, reviews and local events in EN9 areas including Waltham Abbey, Nazeing, and communities in EN9.

Calendar of
Upcoming Events

Business Reviews

"High quality, imaginative and useful baby gifts"
"You can't go wrong here!"
"Fantastic family day out"
"Reliable, trustworthy and reasonable prices!!"
"Full of energy, fun and educational, fantastic."


"Wow what a great review - love it! Kate as usual thanks sooooo much for your help. u r a star!!!"
- Neale Cranwell, Owner, Krunch Gym

Easy Access

Waltham Abbey Archive

Published: 12th November 2008 09:47

Reflections of the Past

Ray Sears (local photographic historian whom I have often heard referred to as "Mr Waltham Abbey") and Jonathan Foster (photographer and teacher at King Harold School) are well known for their series of local history books, but they have now collaborated on a website to bring historical images of Waltham Abbey to the internet.

Jonathan Foster: "We are pleased that it will have a breadth to it and will become an extremely rich and deep archive - that has always been our primary aim - that photographs would be shared with people so it becomes a living history."

For anyone interested in the History of Waltham Abbey you must take a look at this newly launched website, which features many images from Ray Sears remarkable photographic collection and the photographic archive at King Harold School. 

It is an on-going project and the number of images on the website will increase monthly.  They are inviting residents of the Waltham Abbey past and present to help date some of the photos or identify the people in them or even add their own photos to the website to share with others.

Ray and Jonathan are currently working on a new Reflections of the Past publication to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of King Harold School which will be a photographic record of the changes and memories of the school and they will also be holding a major photographic exhibition in September 2009.

Reflections of the Past book coverThe Reflections of the Past book series including Past Pubs and Inns and other publications by Ray Sears and Jonathan Foster are available for purchase directly from the new website or locally from Waltham Abbey Tourist Information Centre, Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey Stationers and Royal Gunpowder Mills - a great present for anyone who lived or still lives in the Abbey.

Website: www.walthamabbeyarchive.com
Jonathan can be contacted at khspress@aol.com or by calling King Harold School on 01992 714800.

Did you or your children attend King Harold School - have you any photos that you would like to contribute?  Do you feature in any of the photos they already have on the website?  Can you date or do you have a story to tell about the photo?  Jonathan would like to hear from you.

Bookmark and Share

Report this article as inappropriate


You need to log in before you can do that! It's only a quick registration process to join the AMA network and completely free.

Sign in or join now to post a comment
Find a Local Business
Back to Top
© Copyright 2005-2017 AboutMyArea

AboutMyArea Privacy Policy

EN9: EN9 Home | News | Community | Classifieds | Business Directory | Family Zone | Business Zone | Health | Lifestyle | Paul's Ponderings | Our Services | WATP | WAT-TA | EFYC | Funding & Awards | History | Music | Contact Us
AboutMyArea: Home | Site Map | Contact AboutMyArea | Terms & Conditions | Community Guidelines | Franchise Opportunity | Help

About Cookies