Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre

Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre Ever wondered why your bit of Ilford/Wanstead/Woodford is the way it is? Visit the Museum to discover 200,000 years of Redbridge history and be amazed!

Please note: Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre is currently CLOSED until further notice.

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One for #ThrowbackThursday – a photo of Redbridge Central Library when it first opened in 1987!Redbridge Museum opened o...
09/09/2021

One for #ThrowbackThursday – a photo of Redbridge Central Library when it first opened in 1987!

Redbridge Museum opened on the second floor in 2000. We’re closed currently for a redevelopment but you can visit us for Open House through our virtual tour 👉 https://buff.ly/35PIQyG

One for #ThrowbackThursday – a photo of Redbridge Central Library when it first opened in 1987!

Redbridge Museum opened on the second floor in 2000. We’re closed currently for a redevelopment but you can visit us for Open House through our virtual tour 👉 https://buff.ly/35PIQyG

Stepney Jewish School Centenary
08/09/2021
Stepney Jewish School Centenary

Stepney Jewish School Centenary

Stepney Jewish School was founded in 1864. As the Jewish community moved out of the East End after the Second World War so on 1st September 1970 the Stepney Jewish School closed and reopened as the newly built Ilford Jewish Primary School (IJPS) in Barkingside, LB Redbridge. In 2013 IJPS moved to Ki...

We’re opening our virtual doors again for Open House this year! Take a tour of Redbridge Museum from the comfort of home...
04/09/2021

We’re opening our virtual doors again for Open House this year! Take a tour of Redbridge Museum from the comfort of home ➡️ https://buff.ly/35PIQyG

Looking to get the kids involved? Discover stories about women in the borough through objects, photos and sound in our virtual trail around Redbridge Museum! Download the activity pack here ➡️ https://buff.ly/2OPr5c9

We’re opening our virtual doors again for Open House this year! Take a tour of Redbridge Museum from the comfort of home ➡️ https://buff.ly/35PIQyG

Looking to get the kids involved? Discover stories about women in the borough through objects, photos and sound in our virtual trail around Redbridge Museum! Download the activity pack here ➡️ https://buff.ly/2OPr5c9

As children in Redbridge go back to school this week, we’re excited to announce our education sessions are back on for t...
03/09/2021

As children in Redbridge go back to school this week, we’re excited to announce our education sessions are back on for the Autumn Term!

We’re offering both online and in-person sessions on a variety of local history topics.

Visit our website for more information: https://buff.ly/3zncQxX

As children in Redbridge go back to school this week, we’re excited to announce our education sessions are back on for the Autumn Term!

We’re offering both online and in-person sessions on a variety of local history topics.

Visit our website for more information: https://buff.ly/3zncQxX

Here’s our September #RMpuzzle🧩!See if you can put together this photo of the Ilford Swimming Baths on the High Road, Il...
01/09/2021

Here’s our September #RMpuzzle🧩!

See if you can put together this photo of the Ilford Swimming Baths on the High Road, Ilford, taken on 18 September 1930.

Click this link to play 👉 https://buff.ly/3mPkz47

Here’s our September #RMpuzzle🧩!

See if you can put together this photo of the Ilford Swimming Baths on the High Road, Ilford, taken on 18 September 1930.

Click this link to play 👉 https://buff.ly/3mPkz47

Missed exploring the Museum with the family this bank holiday? Why not take a 360° virtual tour of Redbridge Museum!Visi...
30/08/2021

Missed exploring the Museum with the family this bank holiday? Why not take a 360° virtual tour of Redbridge Museum!

Visit your favourite displays to see everything up close – we’ve even brought some of our audio points online to listen to!

Start here ➡️ buff.ly/35PIQyG

Missed exploring the Museum with the family this bank holiday? Why not take a 360° virtual tour of Redbridge Museum!

Visit your favourite displays to see everything up close – we’ve even brought some of our audio points online to listen to!

Start here ➡️ buff.ly/35PIQyG

Who’s ready for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics?In 2012, we interviewed Arun Patel of Ilford, one of the torch bearers for th...
24/08/2021

Who’s ready for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics?

In 2012, we interviewed Arun Patel of Ilford, one of the torch bearers for the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay through Redbridge. Watch our short film here: https://youtu.be/L9UEbCvmx2s

Who’s ready for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics?

In 2012, we interviewed Arun Patel of Ilford, one of the torch bearers for the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay through Redbridge. Watch our short film here: https://youtu.be/L9UEbCvmx2s

Today is World Photo Day.This photograph of Jamaican school children featured in ‘J is for Jamaica’, an exhibition of po...
19/08/2021

Today is World Photo Day.

This photograph of Jamaican school children featured in ‘J is for Jamaica’, an exhibition of poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah and photography by Prodeepta Das held at Redbridge Museum in 2006.

📸 : ‘Hometime’ by Prodeepta Das, 2006

Today is World Photo Day.

This photograph of Jamaican school children featured in ‘J is for Jamaica’, an exhibition of poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah and photography by Prodeepta Das held at Redbridge Museum in 2006.

📸 : ‘Hometime’ by Prodeepta Das, 2006

On the last day of South Asian Heritage Month, watch our films about the migration and experiences of East African Asian...
17/08/2021

On the last day of South Asian Heritage Month, watch our films about the migration and experiences of East African Asians in Redbridge, made for our 2005 exhibition ‘India-Africa-Redbridge’.

Content warning: mention of sexual assault.

https://buff.ly/2Eb2b1B

On the last day of South Asian Heritage Month, watch our films about the migration and experiences of East African Asians in Redbridge, made for our 2005 exhibition ‘India-Africa-Redbridge’.

Content warning: mention of sexual assault.

https://buff.ly/2Eb2b1B

On this day in 1945, World War Two officially ended. Watch our film about Redbridge and the Second World War to learn ab...
15/08/2021

On this day in 1945, World War Two officially ended. Watch our film about Redbridge and the Second World War to learn about Victory and the aftermath of the war in the local area: https://youtu.be/Lmy0kOTTHA4

📸: A late night street party in Ilford, 14/15 August 1945

#VJDay

On this day in 1945, World War Two officially ended. Watch our film about Redbridge and the Second World War to learn about Victory and the aftermath of the war in the local area: https://youtu.be/Lmy0kOTTHA4

📸: A late night street party in Ilford, 14/15 August 1945

#VJDay

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! 🫖Redbridge residents have always appreciated a good cup of tea – even through wartime! These ne...
12/08/2021

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! 🫖

Redbridge residents have always appreciated a good cup of tea – even through wartime! These neighbours are keeping spirits up with afternoon tea on a bomb-damaged Green Lane, Ilford, about 1942.

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! 🫖

Redbridge residents have always appreciated a good cup of tea – even through wartime! These neighbours are keeping spirits up with afternoon tea on a bomb-damaged Green Lane, Ilford, about 1942.

A summer’s day at Goodmayes Farm, Ilford for #ThrowbackThursday.This photo appeared in the Ilford Recorder on 2 July 193...
05/08/2021

A summer’s day at Goodmayes Farm, Ilford for #ThrowbackThursday.

This photo appeared in the Ilford Recorder on 2 July 1936 with the report that “Agricultural activities have entirely closed and open spaces are overgrown with weeds.“

By the 1930s, Ilford had become decidedly suburban. Can you spot houses in Abbotsford Road through the trees?

A summer’s day at Goodmayes Farm, Ilford for #ThrowbackThursday.

This photo appeared in the Ilford Recorder on 2 July 1936 with the report that “Agricultural activities have entirely closed and open spaces are overgrown with weeds.“

By the 1930s, Ilford had become decidedly suburban. Can you spot houses in Abbotsford Road through the trees?

04/08/2021

This South Asian Heritage Month, look back at the #RMVirtualTour of our 2009 exhibition, Asian Roots, featuring oral histories of Redbridge’s South Asian community 👉 https://buff.ly/2WwZ8K9

Discover stories of Redbridge's Jewish community through our page on Hidden Treasures: https://bit.ly/3yeAbkJ
02/08/2021

Discover stories of Redbridge's Jewish community through our page on Hidden Treasures: https://bit.ly/3yeAbkJ

This fabulous photo of a fundraising dinner for Newbury Park Synagogue, ca 1975, comes from Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre, who have just joined our project. Welcome! The museum is the community heritage centre & archive for the London Borough of Redbridge. Read more: https://celebratingjewisharchives.org/archives_locations/redbridge-museum-heritage-centre/

#redbridge #redbridgemuseum #redbridgearchive #illford #newburyparksynagogue #newburypark #ilfordsynagogue #fundraising #fundraisingdinner #jew #jewish #archive #archives #jewisharchives #jewishbritish #britishjews #HiddenTreasures #BoardofDeputies The Board of Deputies of British Jews

Here’s our August #RMpuzzle🧩!See if you can put together this photo of the Harrison family at the beach, late 1920s.Clic...
01/08/2021

Here’s our August #RMpuzzle🧩!

See if you can put together this photo of the Harrison family at the beach, late 1920s.

Click this link to play 👉 https://buff.ly/3BvJfUh

Here’s our August #RMpuzzle🧩!

See if you can put together this photo of the Harrison family at the beach, late 1920s.

Click this link to play 👉 https://buff.ly/3BvJfUh

Keep the family busy this summer holiday with these fun activity packs available to download from our website: https://b...
26/07/2021

Keep the family busy this summer holiday with these fun activity packs available to download from our website: https://buff.ly/2S4jOHe

Keep the family busy this summer holiday with these fun activity packs available to download from our website: https://buff.ly/2S4jOHe

We’re excited to watch the Olympics opening ceremony!Check out our Olympics playlist on YouTube to look back on Redbridg...
23/07/2021

We’re excited to watch the Olympics opening ceremony!

Check out our Olympics playlist on YouTube to look back on Redbridge’s experiences of the London 2012 Games: https://buff.ly/3zcOKW6

Pictured: Tickets to various events at the London 2012 Olympic Games

We’re excited to watch the Olympics opening ceremony!

Check out our Olympics playlist on YouTube to look back on Redbridge’s experiences of the London 2012 Games: https://buff.ly/3zcOKW6

Pictured: Tickets to various events at the London 2012 Olympic Games

School's out for students across Redbridge today! Have a great summer, just like the 1st Aldborough Hatch (St Peters) Gu...
21/07/2021

School's out for students across Redbridge today! Have a great summer, just like the 1st Aldborough Hatch (St Peters) Guide Camp on holiday here at Point Clear, Essex, 1936 ☀️

School's out for students across Redbridge today! Have a great summer, just like the 1st Aldborough Hatch (St Peters) Guide Camp on holiday here at Point Clear, Essex, 1936 ☀️

It looks like Mr Stringer and Miss Edwards were following the current Covid guidelines for their wedding in the garden o...
12/07/2021

It looks like Mr Stringer and Miss Edwards were following the current Covid guidelines for their wedding in the garden of Mossford House, Barkingside, 12 July 1900! 🤵‍♂‍👰‍♀‍

It looks like Mr Stringer and Miss Edwards were following the current Covid guidelines for their wedding in the garden of Mossford House, Barkingside, 12 July 1900! 🤵‍♂‍👰‍♀‍

Watching Wimbledon finals this weekend? Here’s the Circuit Tennis Club of Eastern Avenue Methodist Church, pictured c.19...
10/07/2021

Watching Wimbledon finals this weekend? Here’s the Circuit Tennis Club of Eastern Avenue Methodist Church, pictured c.1950. 🎾

Watching Wimbledon finals this weekend? Here’s the Circuit Tennis Club of Eastern Avenue Methodist Church, pictured c.1950. 🎾

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a game of #iSpyRM 🔍?1. Try and spot this 1900s street light repair c...
09/07/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a game of #iSpyRM 🔍?

1. Try and spot this 1900s street light repair cart in our Generation Game: https://youtu.be/XzzULKAa-KU

2. Then look for it in our virtual tour to find out more: https://kuula.co/post/7bpYw/collection/7lWBG

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a game of #iSpyRM 🔍?

1. Try and spot this 1900s street light repair cart in our Generation Game: https://youtu.be/XzzULKAa-KU

2. Then look for it in our virtual tour to find out more: https://kuula.co/post/7bpYw/collection/7lWBG

Did you know that Ilford F.C. made it to Wembley twice for the FA Amateur Cup finals in 1958 and 1974? The team played t...
07/07/2021

Did you know that Ilford F.C. made it to Wembley twice for the FA Amateur Cup finals in 1958 and 1974? The team played the Cup a number of times and won twice! 🏆

📷: Reginald Dellow, Captain of Ilford Football Club, holds the FA Amateur Cup, 12 April 1930

UEFA EURO 2020 #ENGDEN #ItsComingHome

Did you know that Ilford F.C. made it to Wembley twice for the FA Amateur Cup finals in 1958 and 1974? The team played the Cup a number of times and won twice! 🏆

📷: Reginald Dellow, Captain of Ilford Football Club, holds the FA Amateur Cup, 12 April 1930

UEFA EURO 2020 #ENGDEN #ItsComingHome

Today is the 73rd birthday of the National Health Service.Following its formation in 1948, there was a growth in smaller...
05/07/2021

Today is the 73rd birthday of the National Health Service.

Following its formation in 1948, there was a growth in smaller, community-based health centres which delivered a range of services.

This photo shows a mother and baby clinic at the NHS Health Centre in Newbury Park, Ilford, 1973.

Today is the 73rd birthday of the National Health Service.

Following its formation in 1948, there was a growth in smaller, community-based health centres which delivered a range of services.

This photo shows a mother and baby clinic at the NHS Health Centre in Newbury Park, Ilford, 1973.

Is football coming home today? ⚽️On 8 May 1954, Ilford Football Club beat Hounslow Town 4-1 and won the London Senior Cu...
03/07/2021

Is football coming home today? ⚽️

On 8 May 1954, Ilford Football Club beat Hounslow Town 4-1 and won the London Senior Cup for the fourth time! 🦊

Over the last few years we’ve been working with the Club on an exciting heritage project. Contact Ilford F.C. to order the brand new book exploring their history and look forward to an exhibition this autumn to celebrate the Club’s 140th anniversary!

Explore Your Archive UEFA EURO 2020

Is football coming home today? ⚽️

On 8 May 1954, Ilford Football Club beat Hounslow Town 4-1 and won the London Senior Cup for the fourth time! 🦊

Over the last few years we’ve been working with the Club on an exciting heritage project. Contact Ilford F.C. to order the brand new book exploring their history and look forward to an exhibition this autumn to celebrate the Club’s 140th anniversary!

Explore Your Archive UEFA EURO 2020

02/07/2021
Trailer | Eleven | UEFA EURO 2020

Ready for the football this weekend? ⚽️

Watch the trailer of this new short film by Museum of London celebrating UEFA EURO 2020.

'Eleven' features footage from our collection at London's Screen Archives of Arsenal's victory parade in May 1971 shot by Bernard Chaplin, an amateur filmmaker from Redbridge: https://bit.ly/3hcUDMT

Here’s our July #RMpuzzle🧩!See if you can put together this photo of the Fairlop Boat at Barkingside, Ilford, c.1900. Tu...
01/07/2021

Here’s our July #RMpuzzle🧩!

See if you can put together this photo of the Fairlop Boat at Barkingside, Ilford, c.1900. Tune back in on the first Friday in July (that’s tomorrow!) to find out more!

Click this link to play 👉 https://buff.ly/35VTVNj

Here’s our July #RMpuzzle🧩!

See if you can put together this photo of the Fairlop Boat at Barkingside, Ilford, c.1900. Tune back in on the first Friday in July (that’s tomorrow!) to find out more!

Click this link to play 👉 https://buff.ly/35VTVNj

On National Camera Day, why not take a look back at our #RMVirtualTour of the Museum’s Worker’s Story display – all abou...
29/06/2021

On National Camera Day, why not take a look back at our #RMVirtualTour of the Museum’s Worker’s Story display – all about the history of world-famous photographic company Ilford Limited ILFORD PHOTO (Official Page) 👉 https://buff.ly/31cjTer

On National Camera Day, why not take a look back at our #RMVirtualTour of the Museum’s Worker’s Story display – all about the history of world-famous photographic company Ilford Limited ILFORD PHOTO (Official Page) 👉 https://buff.ly/31cjTer

This month's Explore Your Archive theme is Daily Life.This extract from Lily Bruty's diary is a great example of the dai...
25/06/2021

This month's Explore Your Archive theme is Daily Life.

This extract from Lily Bruty's diary is a great example of the daily life of a servant in Edwardian Ilford.

Lily wrote in great detail about the food she cooked for her employers, the Vizard family, as well as her personal life, including her courtship with William Harrison who she later married.

Today is Women in Engineering Day.Elsie Dean started work at the Plessey factory in Ilford in 1934, winding coils for co...
23/06/2021

Today is Women in Engineering Day.

Elsie Dean started work at the Plessey factory in Ilford in 1934, winding coils for communications parts. Later she became one of the few women to create prototypes to work in planes and submarines during the Second World War.

Today is Windrush Day, so why not take some time to watch our short film ‘Memories of Windrush’.The film explores the me...
22/06/2021

Today is Windrush Day, so why not take some time to watch our short film ‘Memories of Windrush’.

The film explores the memories and experiences of Redbridge’s Windrush generation using photos and interviews conducted by the Museum from 2002 to 2018.

https://youtu.be/dYC1ZQxv3j4

Today is Windrush Day, so why not take some time to watch our short film ‘Memories of Windrush’.

The film explores the memories and experiences of Redbridge’s Windrush generation using photos and interviews conducted by the Museum from 2002 to 2018.

https://youtu.be/dYC1ZQxv3j4

Happy Father's Day! 👨‍👦Here are Harold Jago and his father Ernest, schoolteacher at Beehive Church School, Barkingside, ...
20/06/2021

Happy Father's Day! 👨‍👦

Here are Harold Jago and his father Ernest, schoolteacher at Beehive Church School, Barkingside, pictured about 1905.

Happy Father's Day! 👨‍👦

Here are Harold Jago and his father Ernest, schoolteacher at Beehive Church School, Barkingside, pictured about 1905.

Happy Picnic Day! 🧺Will yours include a feast of beans and bacon like the merrymakers in this pen and wash drawing of th...
18/06/2021

Happy Picnic Day! 🧺

Will yours include a feast of beans and bacon like the merrymakers in this pen and wash drawing of the Fairlop Fair of 1815?

Learn more about the Fair in our display: https://buff.ly/3j2vr9x

Happy Picnic Day! 🧺

Will yours include a feast of beans and bacon like the merrymakers in this pen and wash drawing of the Fairlop Fair of 1815?

Learn more about the Fair in our display: https://buff.ly/3j2vr9x

Today marks the start of Refugee Week.During the First World War, Valentines Mansion & Gardens - The Official Site was h...
14/06/2021

Today marks the start of Refugee Week.

During the First World War, Valentines Mansion & Gardens - The Official Site was home to 270 refugees escaping fighting in Belgium.

This photo of Belgians with Ilford postal workers featured in a book of souvenir postcards sold at a fundraising concert for the refugees at Ilford Town Hall in November 1915.

Visit our website to find out more: https://buff.ly/3pHtSmn

#ArtIsEverywhereMW indeed!Which famous artist might have inspired the designer behind this 1960s Ilford Limited Ilfochro...
12/06/2021

#ArtIsEverywhereMW indeed!

Which famous artist might have inspired the designer behind this 1960s Ilford Limited Ilfochrome photo wallet? 🎨

MuseumWeek ILFORD PHOTO (Official Page)

#ArtIsEverywhereMW indeed!

Which famous artist might have inspired the designer behind this 1960s Ilford Limited Ilfochrome photo wallet? 🎨

MuseumWeek ILFORD PHOTO (Official Page)

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Since opening in 2000, Redbridge Museum has worked with hundreds of local people to produce over 70 exhibitions and displays, attracted over 200,000 visits, held over 600 family activities and taught over 35,000 school pupils.

Redbridge Museum creates a sense of place and belonging for local residents from diverse backgrounds. It is a unique learning resource for children, families and general visitors and increases the quality of life for local residents and visitors to the area. It is a key part of Redbridge Council’s cultural provision.

Learn more about the Museum by visiting our Vimeo page and watching our videos: https://vimeo.com/redbridgemuseum

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The Summer of 2017 has been very productive since we launched, and we have a busy month ahead of us! The Restoration Project Team will be conducting a presentation at the Redbridge Heritage Forum, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP, Tuesday 3rd October, 15:00-17:00. If you wish to hear more about the Project, and our progress, please feel free to attend. Looking forward to seeing you all there!