Olympic Legacy Funded
Welcome to this web site created to tell the heritage of Fairlop Plain situated within the London Borough of Redbridge, only 6 miles (9 kms) north east of the London 2012 Olympic Games Stadium.
From the Ice age, Iron Age, Roman settlements, an ancient Royal forest, Fairlop Oak, Fairlop Fair, RAF military history in two World Wars, the creation of Fairlop Waters, to the Olympic flame carried across Fairlop Lake in 2012.
A kaleidoscope of significant events within this unique site. It will appeal to people of all ages with a variety of interests and includes teachers education packs for KS1 & KS2.
In 2006 Redbridge Council took the momentous step of buying back the lease so Fairlop Waters could be enjoyed by all. The people of Redbridge are indebted to the visionaries within Redbridge Council for making this possible.
I am grateful to Redbridge Council for providing funds under Olympic Legacy. If you have any further information /photographs, please get in touch via the contact page.
17 May 2019
Our Patron Wes Streeting MP makes a
pledge to defend Fairlop Green Belt for current and future generations.
Link : https://youtu.be/vBdBdaB9pHw
produced by our friend Janusz Borkowski
- Time Line >
- Ice Age
- Iron Age to Romans
- Fairlop Forest >
- Deforestation >
- 1911 First Flight
- First World War >
- Inter War Years
- Second World War
- RAF Station Fairlop >
- Post War
- Fairlop Waters
- 2011 Spitfire Display
- 2012 Olympic Flame
- Roll of Honour