HISTORIANS hoping to learn more about their ancestors have a chance to dig through the newly opened Epping Forest archives.

The project has seen a vast collection of City of London Corporation documents salvaged from the attic of Warren House in Loughton - where forest superintendents were based until 2001.

The collection, based at the London Metropolitan Archives, includes keepers' diaries, accounts, photographs, postcards and letters sent to and from superintendents over more than 80 years.

It will be open from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday November 28. The session is free, but booking is required.

  • For more information, call 020 7332 3851.