PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF WALTHAMSTOW


PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF WALTHAMSTOW

JAMES DIAMOND    Book Number: 88078    Product format: Paperback

Filled with lovely period photographs, woodcuts and pencil drawings, many from the Illustrated London News like 'Inside a Workman's Train in Late 19th Century London', here is all life in London's East 17. VE Day celebrations at Berwick Road, market stalls opening late on a Saturday night at the end of Hoe Street near the Baker's Arms towards Leyton, the Broad West Film Studios in Wood Street 1915, a steam engine at work at the Lockwood and Banbury reservoirs around 1900, Barclay's Pump installed in Jefferies Square, the Old Barn at Moon's Farm built around 1700 and demolished in 1927, a monument of the Merry family in St Mary's Church, the Mutiny Trial of the Buck brothers and Walthamstow Market pictured in the early 1980s. Well known as the home of William Morris, a former greyhound racing track and a boy band, Walthamstow has been the home to communities of people for thousands of years. This unique history tells of the area's first Iron Age settlements to its Anglo-Saxon place names, medieval manors, agricultural hamlets and Victorian terraced housing and as a 20th century suburb. Covers ale houses and religion in the Tudor town, merchants and poachers, chartists and paupers, railway suburb and dormitory town to radicals, clerks and costermongers. 128 page large softback, illus.
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ISBN 9780750978996
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