Lea Bridge

Rail station, existing between the 1840s and now

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Lea Bridge is a district spanning an area between the London boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest.

It is named for a timber bridge built across the River Lea in 1745 which formed the dividing line between Middlesex and Essex. The road leading to it became known as Lea Bridge Road, with a tollhouse at the Middlesex bank. The bridge was rebuilt in 1821 and tolls continued to be levied until 1872.

Lea Bridge gives access to the lower reaches of the extensive Lee Valley Park. To the south are the Hackney Marshes, and to the north the Walthamstow Marshes.

The old Middlesex Filter Beds have been converted into a nature reserve, and on the Leyton side the Essex Filter Beds are now a reserve for birds. Next to the south side of the bridge are two pubs: ’The Princess of Wales’ and ’The Ship Aground’.

Lea Bridge station opened on 15 September 1840 by the Northern and Eastern Railway as Lea Bridge Road and is thought to be the earliest example of a station having its building on a railway bridge, with staircases down to the platforms.

The station closed on 8 July 1985 but after service changes, reopened in May 2016.


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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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Lea Bridge Lea Bridge is a district spanning an area between the London boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest.

THE STREETS OF LEA BRIDGE
Beck Square, E10 Beck Square lies within the E10 postcode.
Blyth Road, E17 Blyth Road is a road in the E17 postcode area
Bridge Road, E17 Bridge Road is a road in the E17 postcode area
Burwell Road, E10 Burwell Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Connaught Close, E10 Connaught Close is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Cromwell Industrial Estate, E10 Cromwell Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Dagenham Road, E10 Dagenham Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Estate Way, E10 Estate Way is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Flempton Road, E10 Flempton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Gateway Business Centre, E10 Gateway Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Hitcham Road, E10 Hitcham Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Hitcham Road, E17 Hitcham Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Horse Shoe Bridge, E5 Horse Shoe Bridge is a road in the E5 postcode area
Kettlebaston Road, E10 Kettlebaston Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Lea Bridge Industrial Estate, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Leyton Industrial Village, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Liden Close, E17 Liden Close is a road in the E17 postcode area
Markmanor Avenue, E17 Markmanor Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Millicent Road, E10 Millicent Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Morieux Road, E10 Morieux Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Norton Road, E10 Norton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Rigg Approach, E10 Rigg Approach is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
St Helen’s Place, E10 St Helen’s Place is a road in the E10 postcode area
St. Helens Place, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Staffa Road, E10 Staffa Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Sunnyside Road, E10 Sunnyside Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Tallack Road, E10 Tallack Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Tudor Court, E17 Tudor Court is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Wellington Road, E10 Wellington Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.

THE PUBS OF LEA BRIDGE
Hare & Hounds This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
La Transilvania This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Yapalak FC This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Grange Road, Leyton
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Clapping people
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