Monthly Archives: April 2018

Village People: Linda Green

Linda Green might struggle to call herself an artist, but she certainly is one. Her work is currently hanging in the three-woman show “Explorations” (along with Saskia Huning and Ali Reader) in the Walthamstow Village Window Gallery on Orford Road. … Continue reading

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Battle of the Buses

Voices raised as cuts made to W12 service Despite protests from thousands of service users, the Council and local MPs, Tfl is sticking to its decision to have cut the W12 service by a third. Although, after a recent meeting, … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years of Walthamstow Village in Bloom

The Bloom team is celebrating a milestone. By Helen Lerner Happy 15th birthday to us! Back in 2003, Teresa Deacon and I arranged a spring clean in response to residents’ complaints at a WVRA open meeting. The Village was so … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

Local’s blog is a literary feast Photographs by Brian Ziegler Have you ever been reading a book and the author’s description of a dish or a memorable dinner has got your mouth watering and left you thinking, ‘Oh I fancy … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting!

A history of Walthamstow’s transport into the city. By Teresa Deacon One of the many reasons people choose to live in Walthamstow is the relatively easy commute into central London by public transport. The Victoria line opened in 1968 and … Continue reading

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Cider House Rules

Distribution duo open tap room on Ravenswood Estate Alice Churchward and Claire Isherwood are on a mission to convert all those people who associate cider with swigging out of a plastic bottle as a teen and getting so drunk that … Continue reading

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End of an Era

The owners of La Ruga and the East London Sausage Company are moving on  It’s all change in Orford Road as two of the street’s long-standing businesses are up for sale. La Ruga owner Debbie Gibson is looking to sell … Continue reading

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A Dead Good Idea

Adopt-a-grave scheme to help spruce up St Mary’s churchyard With its dozens of mature trees, vast areas of grass, shrubs and flowering plants, the churchyards of St Mary’s Church constitute the biggest greenspace in the Village at almost four acres. … Continue reading

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