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Epping Forest

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We have been contacted by Ellie Wilson (I14065) regarding her project as ‘Artist-in-Residence’ for Epping Forest in which she celebrates the ancient rights of lopping. Ellie is the 4th great-grand niece of Thomas Willingale (I0150). She is a violinist/composer and her project ‘Echoes: Unearthing Stories of Epping Forest’ is a set of new compositions exploring […]

Keith Willingale

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With regret, we sadly announce that Keith Willingale (I0216), our Chairman and a co-founder of our Family Society, died Saturday, 10th February 2018.    His Funeral will take place on the 27th February 2018.     Our thoughts are with all his family

Data continues to be added on a daily basis. Graham is working towards adding a further 550 names and is also updating birthdays and other data using the newly-available 1939 census. Occasionally members have provided information, for which we are thankful, and have also alerted us to inaccuracies, which are checked and corrected. Journal We […]

A video has been added to the site that commemorates the Royal Navy disaster in 1914 that has become known as the “Live Bait Squadron” disaster. Sidney Willingale was a Petty Officer on the Aboukir, one of the three cruisers that were sunk by a German submarine. The media can be accessed through his individual […]

The committee have discussed the way ahead in the light of the fact that there continue to be no contributions to enable production of a journal. As we shall therefore have less costs to bear we have decided with immediate affect  to reduce the annual membership subscription to £10, and to introduce a joining fee […]

The chairman is offering WFS members a discount on the wines he produces at Bow-in-the-Cloud Vineyard. By visiting  www.bowinthecoud.co.uk, choosing the wine and entering the coupon code “wfs” members will receive a discount of 10%. Please note that this is the normal wine and not the specially badged “Epping Loppers” that is also available to […]

Our website is in the process of migrating from Blackfoot to Krystal, and this should be transparent to users except for changes that need to be made to their email clients.  All members have been allocated willingale.org email addresses and if they have accounts set up as clients then they  should have received an email from Krystal […]

To date we have not received any contributions for this edition and so, regrettably, it cannot be produced. The next edition is due in July 2016 and all contributions should be forwarded to reach the editor (keith@willingale.org) by mid June.

The latest edition of the LT has now been posted to all members. If any member does not receive their copy please contact keith@willingale.org.  

OBE Award

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Fiona Ballantyne nee. Mackay (I10525) was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Culture in Scotland’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year. The award was presented to Fiona by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on November14, 2014. Fiona is the 2nd Great-granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Willingale born 1831. On behalf of WFS members we congratulate you Fiona. This is the second […]