Project ID770
DescriptionMaps - Hands On - one of the elements of an East of England SLP
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3ARoding Valley U3A
Epping Forest U3A
Waltham Abbey U3A
Organization/partnerEpping Forest Planning Dept
Waltham Abbey Historical Society
Year started2018
Source of referenceSources Online June 2018
OutputThe data will now be uploaded onto the Museum’s computer records during autumn 2018
Over the past 9 months an enthusiastic team has created an archive record of more than 2000 documents, primarily maps, but also drawings, paintings, church notices, local newspapers and other ephemera. The sources of documents included Epping Forest Planning Department, Waltham Abbey Historical Society, Waltham Abbey Library and private donations to the museum.
Of particular interest were early plans for the London to Norwich Radial route which would have followed the River Lea as opposed to the M11 aligned with the River Roding and proposals for routing the M25 and junctions.