The WFS contributed towards the funding of a Blue Heritage Plaque for Thomas Willingale, the Lopper, which is situated on the wall of St John’s Church, Loughton. Thomas being buried in an unmarked paupers grave, somewhere in the churchyard.

The Photo below shows the official unveiling in 2005, L to R, Keith Willingale Chairman – WFS, Ken Hoy – Friends of Epping Forest, Danielle Willingale, Mike Wardle – Loughton Mayor, Dr. Chris Pond historian and recent mayor of Loughton.