Museum of Londoners

Kimberley

The latest in the Museum of Londoners photo series celebrates local mums-to-be, who have welcomed their new arrivals in 2019 in Waltham Forest, the Mayor’s first ever London Borough of Culture. As part of the museum’s support for Waltham Forest, this series of high-impact photography will adorn the exterior of the museum’s new home in West Smithfield, part of the City of London’s Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to…

Denise

Denise is of Irish descent, born and raised in Walthamstow. There, she lives in the house that she grew up in, which has also been converted into a nursery, which she manages. She currently has a 2-year-old daughter and her new baby arrived early in 2019. To pass the time, Denise loves walking Molly the dog. To relax, Denise loves to visit this little spot in Walthamstow where she can…

Leila

Leila works at a mental health charity. She loves to visit the William Morris Gallery, which is one of the reasons for moving to Walthamstow six years ago and has a 2-year old girl. Her baby is due in spring 2019. Leila believes political opinion was a big part of her upbringing, and she took her daughter to the Women’s’ march. “William Morris’ focus on both art and politics really…

Naomi P

Naomi is a brand stylist and jewellery designer. She collects natural objects like shells, stones and seed pods to inspire her jewellery. She was drawn to the area for its community feel. ‘Even though I live and work in the city, nature and outdoor space has always been very important to me. Living in Walthamstow has been amazing as you have the Marshes and Wetlands on your doorstep. I love…

Leslie

Leslie is an artist, and has been studying and volunteering in horticulture since 2017. She welcomed her baby in January 2019. ‘OrganicLea is an invaluable community resource in Waltham Forest, where we live. I have been volunteering and studying horticulture at Hawkwood Nursery since 2017. My husband grew up in the area and we moved back when I was pregnant with our first child in 2016.’

Sherelle

Sherrelle is a Beauty Therapy Lecturer and has lived in Waltham Forest for 2 years. She welcomed her baby in January 2019. “The shoot took place at my family home. “Home is where the heart is”. We’re a very homely based family and love being cosy indoors, enjoying family time. Playing games, laughing, eating, watching movies and feeling safe and secure. So, I thought the perfect location would be there….

Anna M

Anna is a yoga teacher, who grew up around the area. Her baby is due in March 2019. “Who doesn’t like dinosaurs in amongst a bit of urban concrete! I grew up in North/East London and was never going to move very far away.

Anna K

Anna is a Clinical Psychologist, having grown up by the seaside, she enjoys nature and being outdoors. Her baby is due in March 2019. “The Chingford Model Railway Club was chosen as the venue for this shoot because I really enjoy being outdoors. Growing up by the sea means that natural world is close to my heart. I hold on to the feeling that being out in nature brings, of…

Museum of Londoners- Waltham Forest

The latest in the Museum of Londoners photo series celebrates local mums-to-be, who have welcomed their new arrivals in 2019 in Waltham Forest, the Mayor’s first ever London Borough of Culture. As part of the museum’s support for Waltham Forest, this series of high-impact photography will adorn the exterior of the museum’s new home in West Smithfield, part of the City of London’s Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to…

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