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.
Fairlop Heritage Group plan to exhibit at
Fairlop Waters Country Park
on 30 April 2017 from 1pm to 6pm as part of the
relaunch of the clubhouse bar area. Will be glad to see you
See Vision's web site for more details of the event.
An opportunity to purchase our DVD
Memories of Fairlop
- 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