Black and white image showing a couple holding a baby


Image17 captures Waltham Forest’s ‘Windrush’ residents who came to the UK from the Caribbean from the 1950s to the 1970s. These contemporary portraits, combined with personal family pictures and mementos, provide a peak into lives lived in the borough. 

Whether at home, work or play, these citizens have contributed to the fabric of Waltham Forest in numerous and surprising ways, yet little evidence of this exists in the borough archive at Vestry House Museum.

The project will help to fill that gap in the borough archives and the results, including photographs and oral testimonies, will be held by the museum and shared for posterity.  The images will be shown at a major exhibition at Vestry House Museum from Feburary 2020 for six months.

Launched at E17 Art Trail 1 – 16 June 2019

The first set of images were shown during the E17 Art Trail, 2019 at XL Hair Design, 76 St Mary Road, London E17 9RE.

Do you want to take part?

If you have any family photographs or family members, friends or neighbours who would like to take part in the project, please get in touch with Jo Sealy, or call Jo on 020 3285 7589.

Sharing images

If you already have high resolution scanned images, you’re welcome to share them with us by using the free WeTransfer service, which allows you to upload large images.