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First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

A village in Essex some 6 miles from London, south of Epping forest and just east of the R. Lea. Prosperous in 1660 and within the radius for the country houses of well-to-do Londoners such as Batten and Penn.

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Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Walthamstow is bordered to the north by Chingford, south by Leyton and Leytonstone, east by the southern reaches of Epping Forest at Woodford and west by Tottenham and the River Lea valley. Leyton High Road, Hoe Street, Chingford Road, Chingford Mount (passing south-north through Walthamstow and its neighbouring towns) form part of an ancient route from London to Waltham Abbey.

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