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Iron Maiden and Singing it with the Band
In Queen’s Road, Walthamstow lived the Rance family. The Christmas Terry Rance was twelve, his parents made him a present of an electric guitar. Terry went on t...
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The Victoria Hall, later the Granada
This site in Hoe Street has been a place of entertainment for over 130 years – vast crowds and small groups of friends have gathered for concerts, plays, f...
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John Francis Holcombe Read
John Francis Holcome Read’s story is one of obscurity to riches rather than rags to riches. Born in Jamaica in 1821, Read was the son of a minor official and h...
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The Bassano Family
In Venice, the Bassano family were settled as musicians to the Doge. It took several years of negotiations before most of the family finally moved countries...
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Markhouse Common Allotments
Markhouse Common Allotments are the last remnant of land that once belonged to all local people in common. There were rules, but essentially it was available...
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St Saviour’s Church
St Saviour’s was built in 1874 and survives virtually unchanged to the present day. Its spire is a landmark for walkers on the nearby marshes.
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Queens Road Station
Queens Road Station was opened to passenger traffic on 9th July 1894 – the line had opened to goods trains a week before on 2nd July. It was part of a line t...
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The Dyson Family
Eileen Rance, née Dyson, still lives in the house in Queen’s Road where she was born in 1932, the youngest of four children and the only girl.   The...
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Arthur Spencer
Born: Walthamstow, probably on 5th September 1905   Parents: William and Charlotte Spencer   Siblings: Agnes, Alfred, Ada, Annie and...
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