Category Archives: Walthamstow Marsh

THE SAVING OF THE WALTHAMSTOW MARSHES

Save Lea Marshes is proud to be part of a long line of local groups that have stood up to defend the marshes from development. Mike Knowles shares his personal story of the Walthamstow Marshes Campaign of the 1970s and … Continue reading

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BEATING THE BOUNDS 2019

Save Lea Marshes (SLM), is organising a walk following the ancient tradition of “Beating the Bounds”. Revived in the 1990s, by the New Lammas Lands Defence Committee, “Beating the Bounds” involves blessing the boundaries of the area following pagan and … Continue reading

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What happened to our money?

Following the takeover of Leyton Marsh by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the construction of the absurd and rarely used temporary basketball arena, which was vigorously opposed by members of the local community and resulted in the creation of … Continue reading

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Nature uncut – please!

A month after the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority inflicted their misguided June mowings on the Walthamstow Marshes SSSI, the annual evidence of the damaging effect on flora and wildlife is stark. On the luxuriant unmown areas that escaped the … Continue reading

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