Lea Valley Thing Council

Scope and Content

This sub-sub series contains records relating to the Lea Valley branch of the Woodcraft Folk. The term 'Thing' refers to a district council and derives from the Icelandic 'Althing' which was the Icelandic Parliament. The sub-sub series comprises of minutes of the Lea Valley Thing Council. Meetings were organised and run by members. Folk members took alternative names which were based on Native American names based on aspects of nature. These names are used throughout the minutes. After the Second World War the practice of alternative names died out, however they are still used in these records.