The fascinating stories of local people and communities have been gathered together in a series of websites. Here are a few to explore.
We would be delighted to add more links to other sites, or to publish local recollections and memoirs. If there are images you would be happy to give permission for us to insert next to the text below (suitably credited) please contact us with details.
Click here to read the story of the Radley boat building family (opens a new page).
The Green family moved to Lea Bridge in the 1840's. John Green and John Hammond were a boat builders and also hired out boats. There a lurid tales of drowning and rescues. The site tells a fascinating tale of the deteriorating state of the Lea in the later nineteenth century. More
Click here to read the Walker family's story 'Tales of the Old East End' from the beginning.
This is an oral history project that ranges widely across personal histories and events. More (links to a PDF for download).
Across the Divide - Voices from the Heart of Leyton was an innovative community based and community led project which aimed to discover heritage within the local community of Leyton and Leytonstone, and to build new relationships between people of different generations and cultures. More
There is a short movie or documentary of the project that appear to have been taken off-line. We wuld be delighted to make this available on line again, if any one knows where the file and the copyright sits?
The site tells the story of the Club through a series of articles .More
Stories of Lea Bridge in war time from the 'odd job man' . Tales of a first floor machine gun post within the Prince (now Princess) of Wales Pub, the Lathams Yard fire, the Hackney Home Guard, and hunting down a possible German parachutist in the darkness of the Marshes.
Garrett later piloted aircraft on Berlin airlift missions. Garretts was awarded the MBE in 1963.
The league has been running since 1946 at Hackney Marshes and is one of the most widely recognised grassroots football leagues in the UK. More
During the Second World War, Lea Bridge Enterprises staff worked on Barrage Balloons, Air Sea Rescue Equipment and Parachutes.
Sidney owners a parcel of land at Lea Bridge and developed a laundry with drying grounds south of Lea Dock, later. More.
Annie was the daughter of local boat builder John and Jane Green (see above).
This website is dedicated to recording the memories of those who were born, arrived, lived, worked or died in Walthamstow, formerly an Urban District, then a Municipal Borough in Essex, now part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. More.