Online Exhibition

The ‘We Weren’t Expecting to Stay’ exhibition was exhibited at Bishopsgate Institute and Vestry House Museum between September 2014 to May 2015, Watford Museum, March 2016 – April 2016.The exhibition at Vestry House Museum contained extra panels which related to stories specific to the area of Walthamstow in London where the Vestry House Museum is located.

The content of the exhibition was created using oral history interviews, photographs and documents collected for the archive. Our online version of the exhibition combines panels from both exhibitions.

An extra exhibition panel was produced for the exhibition at Vestry House Museum. It details the stories of settlement of the Muslim community in Walthamstow dating from the early 1950s.

The Muslim community in Walthamstow