Monday, October 20, 2014

The Plain Times of Fairlop

Fairlop Heritage Group recently held a launch for its new website and Teachers Education Packs Key Stage 1 and 2, funded by Olympic Legacy.

It has been created to tell the history of Fairlop Plain situated within the London Borough of Redbridge, only 6 miles (9 kms) north east of the London 2012 Olympic Games Stadium.

Research has revealed a kaleidoscope of significant events within this unique site. From the Ice age, Iron Age, Roman settlements, an ancient Royal forest, Fairlop Oak, Fairlop Fair, RAF military history in two World Wars, the creation of Fairlop Waters, to the Olympic flame rowed across Fairlop Lake in 2012.

It will appeal to people of all ages with a variety of interests, as can be seen from the timeline.

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So, don't waste time here, pop over there (it's just a click away) and have a browse around.

Also we hold our sixth Remembrance Ceremony on 11 November from 1030am. This year we commemorate those from Australia and Poland. All are welcome. Here be details.

David Martin

1 comment:

  1. How about “1974 – and onwards: Council agree to gravel extraction and then landfill the site” (let’s just leave it at that, shall we?.... I refer you to the Pickering Report(!)