Hainault Forest Website

 Written, Designed and with Photographs by Brian Ecott

 

 

Academia

Centenary 2006

Dogs at Hainault

Farm  and Zoo

Fauna photos

Flora photos

Forest Churches

Forest History

 Forest Modern

Forest Postcards

Fungi

Information

Lichen Photos

Links

Nature Detective

Nature Diary

Poetry

Plant gall photos

 Slime moulds

Social History

Species data

Tree identification

Ponds and lakes

 

Woodhenge video

 

BBC London TV - Hainault Military Camp

 

 SOCIAL HISTORY PAGES

at a glance

ANNIE SHEAN  New North Road resident

DR WILLIAM BELL Old Dido

Hermit of Hainault Forest.  

CENSUS 1861 - 1911

Occupiers of cottages at Hainault

VOTERS LISTS 1912 - 1945

Occupiers of cottages at Hainault

CHIGWELL ROW RESIDENT

for all her life.  

MIKE DENNIS  1949 - 2006

Much respected  ornithologist.

JOHN DICK 1930 2000

Captain of West Ham and International

EARLY TRANSPORT IN THE FOREST VILLAGES

Stagecoaches, Trams, Trolleybuses, Buses.  

FOREST MEMORIALS

People who loved the Forest are remembered    

FOREST KEEPERS, GREEN KEEPERS & WARDENS

Remembered.

OLIVE GALPIN

Family live in Lambourne End

GERMAN POW's IN HAINAULT

1917

CHARLOTTE HARVEY 1915 2009

Lived in Foxburrows cottages

RON JEFFRIES

Book of Aldborough Hatch   

JOHN LEBEAU

Keeper and Foreman Warden

  EVELYN LEVER

Recalls her father Keeper Frederick Reeves  

DEREK MORTON

Last Superintendent of the Forest

THE QUEENS SILVER JUBILEE

1977
 RAYMOND SMALL

Our Victorian Cottage in New North Road

BILL WINMILL

Watercolour artist and wood sculptor

 

Welcome

Welcome to my personal web site, within which, I hope to share with you the History and Wildlife of Hainault Forest, gathered over many years, whilst living close by in Hainault and Clayhall, in the London Borough of Redbridge. The people of Redbridge should be proud of those visionaries who in 1903 secured Hainault Forest as an open space, for us, forever. We are indebted to Edward North Buxton and the Leaders of the Local Authorities for making it possible.

 

Silver Surfer Award

 

 

Archived by The British Library

 

 

"A lovely website (without adverts) which explores native trees found within UK, with accompanying. photographs. Thanks for sharing with the education community."

 

Colin Carron

 

NEW PAGES AND REVISIONS

 

NEW Nature Diary January 2016

NEW The Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977

  Our Victorian Cottage in New North Road

Forest Memorials

   NEW Annie Shean New North Road, Resident

  Chigwell Row ponds

NEW Ilford Postcards

 REVISED Hainault Lake

  Early transport in the forest villages

 

Webmaster:

brian@hainaultforest.co.uk

HFCP Manager:

Paul.Browne@visionrcl.org.uk 

Woodland Trust Manager: tonychadwick@woodland-trust.org.uk

 

count internet visits

 

Michael Rumble