NEW INFORMATION SIGNS
In the Abbey Gardens
On 28th April this year, a set of large, colourful
information signs were unveiled by Lord John Petre, the Lord Lieutenant of
Essex, at various locations in the Abbey Gardens. Designed and researched by a
working party drawn from various local bodies, each signs is placed near to
various features of the old abbey, explaining what each one is,
with the aid of specially-commissioned watercolour
The local bodies involved with the signs (which
are officially called
“Interpretative Boards”) included
Waltham Abbey Church, the
Regional Park Authority,
Waltham Abbey Town
King Harold Day Society,
Epping Forest District Museum, and Waltham Abbey Historical Society.
One of the information signs
Nine of the signs were paid for by a National
Lottery grant received by the King Harold Day Society; two further signs have
been funded by the LVRPA, and
Forest District Council has sponsored a further one. The sequence of
twelve signs has been designed to allow more to be added in the future, should
they be desired. It is also hoped to produce a visitors’ booklet, which would
expand on each sign’s theme to make a new pocket guide
to the history of the Abbey Gardens.
Where are these signs?
To be honest, you can’t miss them! But there will
always be that elusive one in a corner which no-one can find!
A list of the locations, and a description of each theme,
can be found on
Local Heritage Initiative web page.
Local Heritage Initiative
The Abbey Gardens
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