EPW016678 ENGLAND (1926). The London Electric Wire Company Works and environs, Leyton, from the south-east, 1926

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Title [EPW016678] The London Electric Wire Company Works and environs, Leyton, from the south-east, 1926
Reference EPW016678
Date August-1926
Place name LEYTON
Easting / Northing 537308, 186661
Longitude / Latitude -0.018910114102936, 51.561614537857
National Grid Reference TQ373867


The Antelope Public House. on the corner of Park Road joining Church Road.

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 09:57:16 PM
Exeter Road Power Station

Friday 29th of May 2020 07:10:16 PM
Sybourne Primary School

Friday 29th of May 2020 07:04:31 PM
Site of present day Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum.

Friday 29th of May 2020 06:55:35 PM
What a shame to see a contributor offering personal opinions in noting the identity of somewhere on this photo.

Mike Floate
Sunday 20th of January 2019 01:01:02 PM
Sadly (again), one year on from the 2012 olympics, this site formerly a thriving well maintained sports ground-as previously mentioned, is still derelict, overgrown and entirely not being used in any way as a legacy after the games. it is certainly not happening in this part of Waltham Forest.

Sunday 21st of July 2013 08:47:34 PM
St Saviour's Church Walthamstow

Thursday 11th of July 2013 10:09:08 PM
Here is Etloe House, sometimes known as Etloe Place. Built c.1760 with various additions in 1850's it became the residence for a time of Cardinal Wiseman (see plaque erected by local historical society which is now defunct). A road bordering the site is named after him. In the rear, in what used to be the extensive gardens, is an infant Catholic school wherein there exists an Ice House also dating from the house origins.

Wednesday 18th of July 2012 02:56:30 AM
Does anyone know why it got the name Etloe ?

Thursday 13th of April 2017 02:39:18 PM
Marsh Lane Cottage (plaque erected here to commemorate the Lammas Lands protest. It is now the Eton Manor athletic club's offices.

Wednesday 18th of July 2012 02:48:58 AM
The Caribonum works

Monday 16th of July 2012 11:02:44 PM
The LEWCOS site

Monday 16th of July 2012 11:02:06 PM
Markhouse Road & Lea Bridge Road junction.

Monday 16th of July 2012 11:01:00 PM
This is Ive Farm sports ground, minus the building of the pavilion which followed later. It was very much the hub for Leyton's schools sports and also the town's annual inter-school school's sports competitions. This continued through to the 1980's when regrettably attitudes in local government, influenced by politically correct lobbiests, saw competitive sports sidelined "because there must not be any losers". Who could deny that this silliness is partly responsible for children being so inactive and overweight in the modern age? From the 1990s the site was 'managed' by the Afro-Caribbean organisation which had problems with their funds, became derelict and vandalised, as did their rebuilt pavilion, was then used briefly by a local football club before again becoming a waste ground and left to grow into a wilderness - yet the ash surface running track was still there, and is today underneath it all. In 2012 the local council intended in secret to encourage the use of the site by a privately owned camping organisation for visitors to the olympics only a mile to the south. After laying in various improvements with tracks and a new bridge over Dagenham Brook, the news broke that the idea had floundered because the company would not meet the council's £1 million asking fee to lease the whole site. With 10 days to go to the start of the olympics on 29th July, this is the latest information available.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:59:35 PM
Dagenham Brook which runs right through the frame, following a slight 'S' bend and along the lefthand side of the Ive Farm sports ground.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:44:59 PM
The famous Temple Mills Marshalling Yards, which in its time was the largest such site in Europe. Much of it was cleared in the 1990s, long after it had ceased to be a hub for railway work. Part of the site now contains the stabling sheds for Eurostar carriages.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:43:18 PM
This section of the playing fields contains much WW2 rubble from landfilling and as a result is some 8 feet higher than it was pre-1940.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:40:32 PM
This portion of the playing fields was taken over in 2008 by the forced relocation (by the ODA) of Manor Gardens Allotments Society when they were evicted from their 102 year old site in Waterden Road, Hackney, due to the 2012 olympics.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:38:49 PM
Marsh Lane and the playing fields either side of it.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:35:31 PM
Perth Road gasworks

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:34:20 PM
This only recently became the site of the Lammas senior school at the end of Seymour Road.

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:33:36 PM
This site became Ive Farm estate

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:28:30 PM
Site of the Villiers Close Estate

Monday 16th of July 2012 10:27:34 PM

Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 10:19:47 PM

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The plaque erected on the wall outside Etloe House

Wednesday 18th of July 2012 02:58:33 AM