Category: Waltham Forest

The Hackney Downs Train Crash: A Forgotten Disaster

I revisit a long-forgotten, wholly avoidable 1902 disaster just outside Hackney Downs station caused by a broken axle.

The Ghost of Football Past

A football ground in East London is a rare example of dereliction left to rest in peace.

Let’s hear it for the rural idylls

It is clear that in the coming weeks visits to the cinema, theatre, museums and art galleries won't be feasible. Time for green destinations to step up to the mark.