1890s Society, founded 1963, 200+ members
The Society brings together admirers of the entire artistic and literary scene of this most vibrant decade. Alexia Lazou made these cakes for the Annual General Meetings. In 1998 she decorated one with Max Beerbohm's illustration 'Some Persons of the Nineties'. The following year she replaced the Beerbohm's figures with cartoons of society members, contrasting one fin de siecle with another.
4th Highams Park Brownie Pack, founded 1986, 35 members
We inherited the pennant from the former guider of the 4th Highams Park Pack. We used it continuously for 14 years, until it began to look its age! It has been present at over 200 enrolments and seen many changes, including a change in uniform.
VIDEO OF 1960s & 1970s NEWSREEL
Acorn Films, founded 1954, 8 members
The film used by Acorn until the end of 1999 has been discontinued. A Heritage Lottery Grant has financed the purchase of digital video equipment. Our Chingford video is an archive film transfer to a modern format and marks Acorn's move forward to a new medium for a new century
Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble, founded 1984, 31 members
These objects are representative of the type of drum and costume used in Adzido's performances, which bring the richness and diversity of traditional African dance and music to a European audience.
Age Concern Havering, founded 1949, 350 members
At Hopwa House Day Centre we organise different activities from Monday to Friday including Bingo, Whist, Keep Fit, plus dancing twice a week, which is very popular with all the members.
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre, service provider
The centre does a lot of health education work for Arabic-speaking women. The women came together to learn about the use of oils and fats in Moroccan cooking and produced this book of health recipes.
American Women's Club, founded 1899, 371 members
The Club is a home away from home for American women where they can enjoy
the company of others as well as becoming involved in projects that help
others in need. The Founder's Day Luncheon was created as an opportunity
to recognise and reward our own members for their tremendous energy, ingenuity
and hard work throughout the year.
'CYCLE OF LIFE' PAMPHLETS
An-nisa Society, founded 1985, service provider
An-nisa is a women-managed organisation working for the well-being of Muslim families and individuals. The organisation has led the way in pioneering initiatives in education, health and social welfare services from the Islamic perspective, hence contributing to the recognition of the needs of the Muslim community.
Arachne Greek Cypriot Women's Group, founded 1984,
Artistic height reached by a Greek Cypriot woman and yet - maybe because she has endured many trials in her life - she is isolated. Arachne's web reaches out to all our women, animating their lives for a period of time.
Arsenal Football Club, founded 1886, varying numbers
of Arsenal supporters
The shirt is signed by the current squad who come from all over the world, making Arsenal a truly multicultural club. Thirty-eight thousand fans visit the stadium for matches, but the number of fans worldwide runs into the millions. The signed shirt is a valuable representation of the team that they so passionately support.
Last modified: Monday, 25 April, 2005