Object of the week – 3 to 7 June

At the heart of Redbridge Museum is a unique collection of over 7000 objects, oral history and film. Once a week we will be selecting one object from Redbridge Museum’s collection to share with you online. This week we revisit one of our artifacts on display in our temporary exhibition a History of Redbridge in …

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You Are Here: A history of Redbridge in Maps an exhibition

Exciting news for all you history buffs! Our  Museum's Map exhibition has been extended to run until Saturday 14th June 2014! Take a journey with ‘A history of Redbridge in Maps’  back through space and time to discover over 2,000 years of local history.  The fascinating story of Redbridge is told through a range of beautiful maps. Look …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our Map of the Week takes us twelve miles round London.  This detailed map was printed and published by Fairburn’s a family firm based in London. Between the 1790s and 1850s, they produced a vast output of map prints and popular booklets. This circular map reaches Teddington in the south west, then (clockwise) …

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Redbridge Museum – Map Of The Week

This week our Map of the Week is a terrestrial  pocket globe dated from the 1800’s. The globe shows the earth while its spherical case shows formations of stars known as constellations. Australia is shown on the globe as ‘New Holland’ . It was known as this by Europeans until the name was changed to Australia …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This wonderfully detailed and beautifully drawn map carefully notes all the ‘important’ people who live in the large houses of the area. Woodford was home to many merchants at this time who had links to Britain’s expanding empire. Title –  Woodford Associated Dates -  1835 Location – On display- Redbridge Museum, Central Library 1st Floor Opening …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

The earliest maps of the local area date to the mid 1500s. Historically, Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford were part of the County of Essex not London. This was the case until 1965, when the current 32 London boroughs, including Redbridge were created.In 1570 Christopher Saxon began a survey of the whole of England and Wales …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our map of the week gives us a fascinating insight into the geology of Ilford. The map was produced by the Ilford Borough Council surveyor’s department in 1948. It features a hand coloured survey drawn over a standard printed map. It was used by the Surveyor to show areas of Ilford that were safe to …

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