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Len & Babs Finney
Len and Babs remember Buddy Holly’s gig at the Granada in Walthamstow very well. They were disappointed, thinking that Holly was not much of a showman.
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Selborne Park
Selborne Park belongs to the people of Walthamstow. Originally more than twice the size, it was given in compensation for the common land lost when the railway...
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Bill Martingale – Palace Theatre
Bill worked as Stage Manager and later General Manager of the Palace Theatre on Walthamstow High Street. The theatre staged music hall acts with generally two...
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Eileen Bliss
Eileen grew up in Walthamstow and was born in Glenthorne Road. As part of her interview with the Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop she describes that...
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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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