Leytonstone

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Leytonstone is an area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is a suburban area, located seven miles north east of Charing Cross.

The name Leytonstone — in early documents Leyton-Atte-Stone — may derive from the large stone standing at the junction of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead; in the 18th-century an obelisk was mounted on top of it, and it has been claimed that it is the remains of a Roman milestone.

Leytonstone station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway on 22 August 1856. In turn it became, from 1862, part of the Great Eastern Railway system and then in 1923 part of the London & North Eastern Railway before being transferred to London Transport in 1947. This formed part of the New Works Programme 1935 - 1940 that was to see major changes at Leytonstone with the station becoming the junction of the existing Epping branch, newly electrified, with the new tube tunnel running under Eastern Avenue towards Newbury Park. This work saw a complete reconstruction of the station along with the removal of the level crossing at Church Lane and its replacement by an underbridge. The work stopped in May 1940 due to wartime priorities; further delays were caused by the station buildings being hit by a German bomb in January 1944. During the war, the new tunnels were used as an aircraft component factory; the part closest to Leytonstone was a public air-raid shelter.

The station was first served by the Central Line on 5 May 1947 when it became the temporary terminus of the line, passengers changing on to steam shuttle onwards to Epping. This ceased on 14 December 1947 with the extension of Underground services to Woodford and Newbury Park.


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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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THE STREETS OF LEYTONSTONE
Aylmer Road, E11 Aylmer Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Barclay Road, E11 Barclay Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Beachcroft Road, E11 Beachcroft Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Beacontree Road, E11 Beacontree Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Borthwick Road, E15 Borthwick Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Briscoe Close, E11 Briscoe Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Browning Road, E11 Browning Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Broxbourne Road, E7 Broxbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Bulwer Road, E11 Bulwer Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Burghley Road, E11 Burghley Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Bushwood, E11 Bushwood - the road - skirts Bush Wood in Wanstead.
Carlton Road, E11 Carlton Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Cavendish Drive, E11 Cavendish Drive is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Cecil Road, E11 Cecil Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Chadwick Road, E11 Chadwick Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Chelmsford Road, E11 Chelmsford Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Cheneys Road, E11 This is a street in the E11 postcode area
Church Lane, E11 Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Church Road, E7 Church Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Clare Road, E11 Clare Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Clarendon Road, E11 Clarendon Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Cobden Road, E11 Cobden Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Colworth Road, E11 Colworth Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Cookes Close, E11 Cookes Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Courtenay Road, E11 Courtenay Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Crownfield Road, E11 A street within the E15 postcode
Dacre Road, E11 Dacre Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Davies Lane, E11 Davies Lane is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Drayton Road, E11 Drayton Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Dyson Road, E11 Dyson Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Eagle Court, E11 Eagle Court is a road in the E11 postcode area
Eagle Lane, E11 Eagle Lane is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Esther Road, E11 Esther Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Eve Road, E11 Eve Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Fairlop Road, E11 Fairlop Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Falcon Way, E11 Falcon Way is a road in the E11 postcode area
Ferndale Road, E11 Ferndale Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Fillebrook Road, E11 Fillebrook Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Fladgate Road, E11 Fladgate Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Fletcher Lane, E10 Fletcher Lane is a road in the E10 postcode area
Forest Drive East, E11 Forest Drive East is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Forest Drive West, E11 Forest Drive West is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Forest Drive West, E11 Forest Drive West is a road in the E10 postcode area
Forest Glade, E11 Forest Glade is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Forest Road, E11 Forest Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Forest View, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Gainsborough Road, E11 Gainsborough Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Goodman Road, E10 Goodman Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Hainault Road, E11 Hainault Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Hanbury Drive, E11 Hanbury Drive is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Harold Road, E11 Harold Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Harrington Road, E11 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Harrow Road, E11 Harrow Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Hartley Road, E11 Hartley Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Harvey Gardens, SE7 Harvey Gardens is a location in London.
Harvey Road, E11 Harvey Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Hawbridge Road, E11 Hawbridge Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
High Road Leytonstone, E15 High Road Leytonstone is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Howard Road, E11 Howard Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Huddlestone Road, E7 Huddlestone Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
James Lane, E11 James Lane is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Jenny Hammond Close, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
John Drinkwater Close, E11 John Drinkwater Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Kirkdale Road, E11 Kirkdale Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Lambourne Road, E11 Lambourne Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Leybourne Road, E11 Leybourne Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Lister Road, E11 Lister Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Makepeace Road, E11 Makepeace Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Malvern Road, E11 Malvern Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Moyers Road, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Oakland Road, E11 A street within the E15 postcode
Osprey Close, E11 Osprey Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Peppermint Place, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Percy Road, E11 Percy Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Poppleton Road, E11 Poppleton Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Preston Road, E11 Preston Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Railway Arches, E11 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Ramsay Road, E7 Ramsay Road is one of the streets of London in the E7 postal area.
Sansom Road, E11 Sansom Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Selby Road, E11 Selby Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Serbin Close, E10 Serbin Close is a road in the E10 postcode area
St. Margarets Grove, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Stanmore Road, E11 Stanmore Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Steele Road, E11 Steele Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Temple Close, E11 Temple Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Terling Close, E11 Terling Close is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
The Sidings, E11 The Sidings is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Trafalgar Place, E11 Trafalgar Place is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Victory Road, E11 Victory Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Wadley Road, E11 Wadley Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Wallwood Road, E11 Wallwood Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Waltham Forest, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Wesley Road, E10 Wesley Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Whips Cross Road, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Woodville Road, E11 Woodville Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Worsley Road, E11 Worsley Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Wragby Road, E11 Wragby Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.

THE PUBS OF LEYTONSTONE
Leytonstone & District Servicemens Club Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Luna Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Neills This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Lord Rookwood This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The North Star This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Walnut Tree This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Woodhouse Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




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Wallwood Road, E11
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