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Steven Smith, ceramics and glass artist Steven started working with clay ten years ago. Unsatisfied with the constraints of evening classes (and much to his mother’s dismay), he eventually stripped out the guest room of his Walthamstow home and installed a kiln to create his studio. A couple of days spent at London Glassworks (which has sadly relocated from Blackhorse Road to Cambridgeshire) inspired him to explore kiln-formed glass alongside his ceramics. He now works with both materials. Kiln-formed arts indulge Steven’s passion for science. The transformation inside the oven is so dramatic that knowing a little about the qualities of the materials before they go in helps predict what will emerge at the end. Throw in a sense of adventure and a bit of luck and the results are usually as desired - with the occasional surprise thrown in.

In ceramics, Steven works mainly in stoneware or porcelain paperclay. His inquisitive nature means that he likes to try different techniques and effects, rather than sticking to one particular style. Most of his designs stem from “I wonder what would happen if...” experimentation. Slab-formed or extruded stoneware sculptural forms are a recurring theme, but he finds uniformity boring so work is usually produced in series of similar but not identical pieces. Current projects include exploring how little the amount of glass is needed to produce a coherent and practical form Steven lives and works in Walthamstow. A small selection of his work is on sale in both the Tokarska Gallery,163 Forest Road and Made in the ’Stow, Unit A5/A6, Wood Street Market, which showcases the work of local artists and designers.

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November I dropped some extra copies of the Christmas E List off with Nat at the Eat or Heat Christmas Fair in the Village. I promised to return later with my other half having eyed up Aura Rosa’s unbelievable cakes. As I turned into Orford Road on my way back home I ran headlong into a huge throng of people. It was amazing, the street felt like Oxford Street. Aside from those heading, many with buggies, to the Fair at St Mary’s Welcome Centre, there was a 30 foot queue of people waiting patiently to get into E17 Designers at the Asian Centre. The Pop Stop at no 39, loaded with pop up stripy awninged stalls, was ready to explode, and then there were similar crowds at Penny Fielding’s and the butchers’ and the pubs, everywhere was crammed... what was happening? It really made me smile. So many parts of Walthamstow have been bubbling along quietly for so long, with people setting up great shops and businesses; often struggling to survive, but stirred on by a belief in the area, so it was fantastic to see such a sight that day. I hope similar things happened this Christmas with Wood Street and its growing collection of shops of course its indoor market. There are plans afoot at the St James Street end of the High Street where they are looking to create a similar vibe. I recently met with Fab and Fiona, part of a group who are looking for people to take part in the St James Big Local and help shape a vision for this great area. If you’re interested then email stjamesbiglocal@yahoo.co.uk Please remember shopping from great independents isn’t just for Christmas! These early months of the new year are tough times for small shops so they deserve our continued support. Talking of independents there has been excitement recently over a Thai restaurant vying for a place in the Arcade site. I for one absolutely love Thai food and by the 1,000+ signatures on the petition in support I’m not alone. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but in the meantime Walthamstow will no longer be totally Thai free, thanks to a new Asian pop-up kitchen called VEKU. They will be offering a variety of Asian cuisines but will start this month with a three course Thai menu on the 13th (with E17 pop-up) and then again on the 17th and 18th in various venues (see listings for venues). Finally it’s not often that the names of Venice and Walthamstow are linked in the same breath, but the William Morris Gallery have achieved a great coup in staging the first UK showing of exhibits created by Turner prize winner, Jeremy Deller especially for last year’s Venice Biennale. Deller is a renowned installation artist whose work is often centred around political and socialist themes, with his most famous piece recreating a battle from 1984’s miners strike. I’m sure Mr Morris would approve. The show starts on the 18th. Anyway wishing you a happy new year for 2014. Paul Lindt, Editor

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This month in Walthamstow

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Eastern Front The Chequers, 145 High Street E17 7BX Recovery/re-tox session with great food & drink, and djs supplying an across the board soundtrack - worldwide soul, balearic disco, folk, funk and much more. FREE. 2pm til late.

Creative Kids: King Arthur William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Make a 3-D wall painting of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. 1011.30am (repeated 1-2.30pm). FREE but booking is essential. Tel: 020 8496 4390 or email wmg.bookings@walthamforest.gov.uk www.wmgallery.org.uk

Friday 3 Shop Local Hoe Street 38 Hoe Street E17 4PH Screening of animated adverts celebrating a selection of local, independent shops produced by pupils from Greenleaf Primary School. 12 noon-7p.m.

Saturday 4 WVRA Monthly Gardening Day Village Square on Orford Road, Walthamstow Village Meet to weed the beds in Church Lane. Please bring handtools and a kneeler if you have them. 10.30am-12.30pm. FREE. Helen Lerner 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

Once Upon a Time: The Booktrust Stories Tour Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Join us for an exciting show created by award-winning novelist and storyteller Irfan Master, written for children 3-6 years and their families. 11am-1pm. FREE but you will need to reserve your place. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000

Shop Local Hoe Street 38 Hoe Street E17 4PH Details as Friday 3..

Circle Dancing to World Music Quaker meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd E17 4QU Beginners welcome. Friendly group. No partner needed. 2-4pm. £4 including refreshments. Pat on 020 8556 3508 or jean.duggleby@virgin.net

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Walthamstow Folk Club Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, 55 Hoe Street E17 4SA Leon Rosselson. One of the finest songwriters to emerge from the folk scene, Leon Rosselson is an acclaimed singer and songwriter with more than 50 years of performing under his belt and the author of 17 children’s books. State of the art songwriting merging the personal and political, rage and humour, questions and answers. 7.30pm. £7. 07740 612 607 info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Stow Baby Film Lounge presents Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013, Cert 15) Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road E17 9QR When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege. Doors open 11.15am, Film 11.45am, Close 1.45pm. Tickets: £6.50/£5 conc, Babies up to 1yr only - Free. Tickets: www. stowfilmlounge.com or on the door. 07910 643987

Detox Dimanche/Language Lab The Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road E17 5RG Healthy food, snacks and cocktails followed by the inaugural meeting of The Language Lab - a space for the written and spoken word. Workshops. Performance. Collaborations. 2-5pm/59pm. Entry FREE/Food, alas, not free. www.inputoutput.org for further details

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Open Mic night The Hornbeam Café, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH Experience local & talented performers, a supportive audience, drinks and snacks. Anyone is welcome to grace our intimate stage. Doors open at 7.30pm and music starts at 8.15. FREE, though donations appreciated. Andy 07940260558, andythemirror@ gmail.com

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Stow Film Lounge presents The Apartment (1960, Cert PG) Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road E17 9QR This classic Oscar-winning comedy directed by Billy Wilder, starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemon, tells of a man trying to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. Doors open 7.45pm, Film 8.30pm, Late Bar, close midnight. Tickets: £8/£6 conc, ticket + pizza from £13.50 Tickets: www.stowfilmlounge.com or the door. 07910 643987

Saturday 11 Stow Kids’ Film Lounge presents The Croods (2012, Cert PG) Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road E17 9QR The Croods tells the story of the world’s first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Nicholas Cage) didn’t already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Ryan Reynolds). Doors open 10.30am, activity session, film 11.00am, close 1pm. Tickets: £5.50 child, £4 acc adult, Under 2’s free. Tickets available online at www. stowfilmlounge.com or on the door. Street Life Photography Workshop The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA LSC Student Kim Dennis will lead. Some prelim talk then take photos in the market. Bring packed lunch! Full details on our website. All ages and abilities. FREE. 11am-4pm. 020 8521 3211 www.themill-coppermill.org mo@themill-coppermill.org Walthamstow Wassail Weekend Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH Join Scribble and Smudge and the Friends of Wingfield Park for a New Year making and singing workshop, plus procession through the village. 1.30-4.30pm. £4 first child, £1 each subsequent child. walthamstowwassail@gmail.com

Sunday 12 Walthamstow Wassail Weekend Vestry House Museum, Nags Head, Allotments, Folk Club. Welcome the New Year by learning joyful traditional British wassail songs in parts, process through Walthamstow, sing blessings to local beehives and apple trees! 2-8pm. £3. walthamstowwassail@gmail.com

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Walthamstow Folk Club Ye Old Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, 55 Hoe Street E17 4SA Talis Kimberley. A wildly tuneful and charming songwriter with an environmentalist angle, Talis writes on subject matters as diverse as quince jelly, peak oil, cats and patchwork, ghosts, gardens, journeys within or without, the secret lives of teabags and just what *did* Lady Macbeth say to Helen of Troy? Appearing tonight with her trio. 7.30pm. £7. 07740 612 607 info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Monday 13 Once Upon a Time: The Booktrust Stories Tour Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Join us for an exciting show created by award-winning novelist and storyteller Irfan Master, written for children 3-6 years and their families. 11am-1pm. FREE but you will need to reserve your place. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 E17popup presents Veku: Thai 3 Course Dinner Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub, 55 Hoe Street, E17 4SA A 3 course thai dinner with robust flavours from the North, balanced with delicate flavours from the South. Join us! 6-10pm. More details and bookings please visit www.e17popup.co.uk

Tuesday 14 Family and local history quiz Spruce Hill Baptist Church Hall, Brookscroft Road E17 4JP Come and join us for a light-hearted quiz on family and local history, accompanied by some post-Christmas fare! 8pm. FREE. Mark 020 8530 4755, mcarroll@ waitrose.com, or visit www.wffhs.org.uk

Thursday 16 WMG Late: The Long Table William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Last chance for an alternative dining experience inspired by Morris’s ideas of fellowship. Includes main course, dessert and a bottle of artisan beer. 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). £22. Booking essential. alisonlloyd@justhospitality.co.uk or www.edibleexperiences.com Los Otros at The Vic The Victoria, 188 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4QH Enjoy the mellow sounds of jazz standards with Los Otros at The Victoria. The songs may be familiar, but the band is different every time! FREE. 9-11pm. 020 8521 7611 www.losotros.co.uk

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VEKU - Asian Popup Kitchen: Thai Dinner Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road E17 5RG E17popup and VEKU bring you a delicious menu with robust flavours from the North, balanced with delicate flavours from the South. Takeaways also available! Join us! 6-10pm. More details and bookings www.VEKU.co.uk

VEKU - Asian Popup Kitchen: Japanese Dinner Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road E17 5RG E17popup and VEKU presents japanese dinner. Some old favourites plus some unusual dishes. 6-10pm. More details and bookings www.VEKU.co.uk

Saturday 18 The Magic Lamp - drama & making for 3-6yrs The Mill, Coppermill Lane E17 7HA Create your own magic lamp and see what happens when you give it a scrub... Three wishes? Yes please! 10-10.50am and 11-11.50am. £6 or £10 for two children. Book now at www.gyot.org.uk or call 07541 082 552. Waltham Forest Bilingual Group The Limes Children Centre, 6 Somers Road E17 6 RX Drop-in advice and play session for parents raising their children bilingually. 3.30-5.30pm. FREE. www.wfbilingual.org.uk Claire 07770 860038 VEKU - Asian Popup Kitchen: Thai Dinner Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road E17 5RG See Friday 17 for details.

Sunday 19 Walthamstow Folk Club Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, 55 Hoe Street E17 4SA Les Barker. The mad poet laureate of the folk scene. Come along and hear the story of Cosmo - the fairly accurate knife thrower, learn the folly of guide cats for the blind, find out why dachshunds with erections can’t climb stairs and weep at the tragedy of the star crossed romance between the lonely glow-worm and the Benson & Hedges. 7.30pm. £7. 07740 612 607 info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Thursday 23 Tower Hamlets - An Ever Changing Borough Trinity United Reformed Church, 58 Orford Road E17 9QU (entrance in West Avenue) Talk at the Walthamstow Historical Society by Grahame Williams describing the changing fortunes of this fascinating area, one of the earliest settlements outside the City. 7.30pm. £1.50 but free to members of the Walthamstow Historical Society. No booking required. www.walthamstowhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Stow Film Lounge presents Frances Ha (2012, Cert 15) Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road E17 9QR Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Doors open 7.45pm, Film 8.30pm, Late Bar, close midnight. Tickets: £8/£6 conc, ticket + pizza from £13.50 Tickets: www.stowfilmlounge.com or the door. 07910 643987

Saturday 25 Stow Kids’ Film Lounge presents Monsters University (2013, Cert U) Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road E17 9QR Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Doors open 10.30am, activity session, film 11.00am, close 1pm. Tickets: £5.50 child, £4 acc adult, Under 2’s free. Tickets available online at www. stowfilmlounge.com or on the door. Family Day: Family Portraits William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Learn how to paint and make portraits with unusual materials and find out about William Morris’s family. 1-4pm. FREE drop-in event for families of all ages. 020 8496 4390 www.wmgallery.org.uk VEKU - Asian Popup Kitchen: Japanese Dinner Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road E17 5RG See Friday 24 for details. Walls of Heartache The Arubar Lounge, 524 Forest Road E17 4NB Northern Soul on Vinyl in an intimate and very friendly setting. 9.00pm2.00am. £5 on the door (no need to pre-book). wallsofheartache@gmail.com

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Dirty DC The Dog and Duck, 222 Chingford Road E17 5AL The top ACDC tribute band in the country. You have to see their Angus, you wont forget this band, they are great. We tried to get the real thing but these guys are better! £10. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road E17 5RG A night of 70’s and 80’s Old Skool Funk and Soul. 8-12pm. Free entry all night. More info www.jeromelanderson.com

Sunday 26 Walk: LETS Escape! WaterWorks Centre & Middlesex Filter Beds, Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road), Leyton E10 7QB First WF LETS event of 2014 - let’s get out into the fresh air & trade plans for the new year. Meet your fellow LETS traders and share stories as we roam the nature reserve and finish up at Springfield Cafe for a warm beverage. 12noon-3pm. FREE. Meet at Waterworks entrance area. Call Rasheeqa on 07784 506 494 for more info Walthamstow Folk Club Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, 55 Hoe Street E17 4SA Mary Humphreys and Anahata are established on the British folk scene as enthusiastic and entertaining performers of traditional material. With extensive research, skilled musicianship and a huge variety of instruments they have unearthed and brought back to vivid life some rare gems of English song and music. 7.30pm. £7. 07740 612 607 info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk Jane Morris: More than a painting by Rossetti William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP The Friends mark the centenary of the death of Jane Morris with a talk on this overlooked figure by writer and scholar Peter Faulkner. 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). £7 (£5 for Friends of William Morris Gallery). Booking essential, via the Friends. Email: roger.huddle@ntlworld.com www.wmgallery.org.uk

Monday 27 Become a Dementia Friend: Information Session Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Join us for this informal talk to help you understand what it is like to live with dementia and how you can give help and support. 3-4.30pm. FREE drop-in sessions, no need to book. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000

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E17popup presents Mystery Guest Chef Rose and Crown Pub, 55 Hoe Street, E17 4SA A Japanese three course dinner. Some old favourites plus some unusual dishes. Find out more from www. e17popup.co.uk 6-10pm. More details and bookings please visit www.e17popup.co.uk

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Jive and Lindy Hop Course for Beginners The Trades Hall, 17 Hoe Street E17 4SB (entrance in Tower Hamlets Road) This six week course, will teach you the basic moves to dance six count Jive to music of the 40’s and 50’s. You don’t need a partner, just bring your dancing shoes! 7.30pm-8.30pm. £48 per person for the six week course. More info www.jeromelanderson.com

Wednesday 29 P.R. for Business – Business Support Session Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN This session will cover: how to write a press release, how to handle journalists and how to identify the best media to target. 6.30-8pm. FREE but you will need to reserve your place. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 E17 Jazz Orford Road Social Club, Orford Road E17 E17 Large Ensemble + Solstice Tori Freestone Trio Playing a mix of original compositions and standard repertoire, this new band explores the open quality that the trio format provides. “Tori Freestone was fluent with subtle phrases, and delicate asides, and it was a combination of her drive and that rare ability of seeming to speak through the instrument and control every syllable, that engaged the attention.” Londonjazzblogspot 8.3010.30pm. £10 (concessions £7). e17jazz.com/whatson/

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Friday 31 Volunteer Open Day William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Get involved, learn new skills and do something fun by becoming a volunteer. Meet staff and volunteers in a relaxed setting to find out how. 10am- 5pm. FREE drop-in, no booking necessary. www.wmgallery.org.uk Bakers Arms Book Group The Hornbeam Café, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!). This month’s book is The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally. Tea, coffee, wine available. New members welcome, just turn up. 7.30pm. www.hornbeam.org.uk

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18 January – 30 March Jeremy Deller: English Magic: we sit starving amongst our gold William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP First opportunity in Britain to see exhibits from Jeremy Deller’s 2013 Venice Biennale installation. For him, Morris’s art and politics are inseparable. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE. www.wmgallery.org.uk

Every week/Whole month Until 5 January Andrea Humphries – Paintings Penny Fieldings, 34 Orford Road, E17 9NJ Andrea’s paintings are a mixture of coastal scenes, invented landscapes and varied forms of still life with favourite flowers. FREE. Mon/Tues closed, Weds/Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri/ Sat 10am -6pm, Sun 11am-6pm www.pennyfielding.com 7 January - 2 February Urban Decay, Urban Ascent The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA A variety of street life photographs from past and present students of Leyton Sixth-Form College. Curated by LSC student Kim Dennis. FREE. Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm. Fri-Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 11am-2pm www.themill-coppermill.org mo@themill-coppermill.org 11 January – 9 March A Memory Palace of her own William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Contemporary double of Jane Morris, artist Marje Bijl shows self-portraits staged in William and Jane’s former homes. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE. www.wmgallery.org.uk

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23 January – 1 February Stuff and Nonsense by Pen Dalton Tokarska Gallery, 163 Forest Road E17 6HE How does ‘theory’ inform painting? Does it inform painting at all for the artist? After working as an art researcher, lecturer and completing a practice based PhD, Pen Dalton eschews conscious thought and works solely with stuff and the non- theoretical sense of painting. FREE. Thurs-Sat, 12-7pm. www.tokarskagallery.co.uk Mondays and Thursdays Bridge Club night Quaker meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd E17 4QU We play duplicate bridge twice a week. A host is available on Monday nights. 7.30-10 pm. £3 for members, £4 for non-members Further info contact Peter Rogers on garfield2001@btinternet.com or 07980712128

DANCE/FITNESS Until 23 February 2014 Toys: a Serious Business Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH Waltham Forest has had a long history of toy manufacture. A hands-on exhibition which includes toys and games to look at and to try out. WedsSun, 10am-5pm. Free. vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house Mondays LB&T Women’s Social Network ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road E17 9BN LGBT women’s group. A space to meet each other, share experiences and socialise in a safe and welcoming environment away from the scene. 2nd Monday group meets out of premises. 7-9.30pm. £2. 02085093898 or e-mail info@elop.org Wednesdays Youth Out East ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BN LGB&T social group for people aged 13-21 who are LGBT or questioning their sexuality. A space for you to be yourself, meet new people and share experiences in a supportive environment. 6-9pm. £1. 02085093898 or e-mail youth@elop.org Events marked

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Thursdays LGBT Social support group ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BN LGBT Social Support group for people aged 18 and over. A space to meet each other, share experiences and socialise in a safe and welcoming environment away from the scene. 2.30-4.30pm. £2. 02085093898 or e-mail info@elop.org Thursdays from 9th January 2014 Acoustic Showcase @ The Village The Village Pub, 31 Orford Road E17 9NL Come and enjoy performances from London based musicians playing acoustic sets of original music and covers in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Village Pub. FREE. 7.30pm. gabriel4music@gmail.com for details or if interested in performing a set! Thursdays Queenies – Pop up restaurant Rose and Crown Pub, 55 Hoe Street, E17 4SA “Great home cooked food at the heart of your community” Home-cooked pulled pork, venison or steak burgers, buttermilk chicken, chilli dogs, polenta cubes & fries. 6pm-11pm. Contact twitter @queeniese17

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Saturdays OrganicLea market stall The Hornbeam Café, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH The market stall sells organic and local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, homemade bread, jams and preserves. Healthy Start vouchers can be used. 10am-3pm. www.hornbeam.org.uk Sundays Walthamstow Farmers’ Market Top of the High St by town square Fresh vegetables & salads, fruit in season, unpasteurised milk, cheese & dairy, artisan bread & cakes, juice, free range eggs, meat & poultry, herbs, locally made preserves & honey, plants and lots more. 10am-2pm www.lfm.org.uk

Classes/Courses Tuesdays from 28 January Life Drawing Class with Frank Gambino Tokarska Gallery, 163 Forest Road E17 6HE (Note no under 16s ) Drawing from a live model. Beginners and accomplished artists are all welcome. Materials are provided and refreshments served during the class break. £12. Materials provided. To book email: info@tokarskagallery. co.uk ref: Life Drawing Class www.tokarskagallery.co.uk Saturdays E17 Junior Guitar Club Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH Guitar playing fun for children of all abilities. Ages 7 and upwards. Different levels & times. Pay £8 for a taster session, then £48 for a half-term of six lessons 30 minutes each. Christian Karlsson mob. 07958 471 083, chris@stunningmusic.com www.stunningmusic.com Tuesdays from 28 January 18 February Adult education: Theatre studiesSpanish Golden Age Greenleaf Centre, Greenleaf Road E17 6QP Spanish commercial drama “comedia”, a selection of plays by playwrights such as Lope de Vega and Calderon. 10am12noon. FREE if on certain benefits /£79 (cost £7.90 each week) To book walthamstowwea@yahoo.co.uk www.london.wea.org.uk 0800 328 1060 Tuesdays from 14 January 25 March 2014 (4 week course) Winter Writing Workshops 39 Orford Road, E17 9NL A series of four creative writing workshops looking at how to write a short story, a literary essay, a novel and poetry. 7-9pm. £65 for the four sessions. rochelle@mendham-writers.com Events marked

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Tuesdays or Thursdays. New term start week beginning 6 January 2014. Strung out violin group for adults - recruiting now! Studio Office, Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road E17 4QU Got a violin in your attic you want to dust down? Fancy learning a new skill? Our motto is “it’s never too late!” Strung Out is a fun violin group for adult enthusiasts. Absolute beginners – Tues 7.30-8.30pm Elemental easy – Tues 6.30-7.30pm Intermediary – Thurs 7-8pm Places should be booked in advance and the classes are payable in advance by the term. Info to book a place contact Alison 07740 622 428 strungout@shapeshifter-productions.com Thursdays starting January 9 The Singing Room Community Choir E17 Small side hall, St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Rd E17 3JF The Singing Room Choir is currently looking for new singers. We have around 30 members, regular performances and fantastic songs to sing! No experience necessary. £7 Termly payment. 7.309.15pm. Contact Anna on 07931372996 or annamusicmakers@gmail.com for further details or just turn up! Mondays Five string banjo for adults Studio Office, Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road E17 4QU Bluegrass style three-finger picking classes. Absolute beginners – Mons 7.30-8.30pm Improving beginners – Weds 6.30-7.30pm Improvers/intermediate – Mons 8.30-9.30pm For further info call Dick Smith 07903 419 691 or email dickbanjosmith@ gmail.com www.banjosmith.co.uk Tuesdays from 14 January - 25 March 2014 London: History of Entertainment Shernhall Methodist Church Hall, Shernhall Street E17 9HX How class, wealth and origin affected the development of London’s entertainment including music, dance and theatre. 7.30-9.30pm. FREE if on certain benefits /£79 (cost £7.90 each week) To book walthamstowwea@yahoo.co.uk www.london.wea.org.uk 0800 328 1060 Tuesdays and Thursdays Magic Box story telling/role play Mothers Hub, 133 Wood Street E17 5AZ Magic Box invites 2-4year olds to join in with themed adventures through interactive story telling. 10a.m lasting 30-40mins. £3 per child, £5 for two, drop in sessions, no need to book though space in limited so come early.

LOCAL FRIENDLY SEWING & CRAFTS CLASSES BESPOKE QUILTS FUNKY GIFTS cheekyhandmades@gmail.com cheekyhandmades.co.uk handmadebycheeky.etsy.com Wednesdays and Saturdays. New course starts in January for beginners. Ukulele classes for adults Studio Office, Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road E17 4QU Learn the ukulele or improve your skills with an experienced, professional musician in a fun and relaxed environment. Instruments not provided! Easy/improvers – Weds 7.30-8.30pm Easy/improvers – Sat 10.30-11.30am Basic/beginners – Sat 11.30-12.30pm For further info call Dick Smith 07903 419 691 or email dickbanjosmith@ gmail.com www.banjosmith.co.uk Starting January Beginners Computer Courses for the over Fifties Ten week beginner computer course covering all aspects of getting started with using a computer, the internet, email and basic word processing. Group courses are held across the borough and cost £39.90 for complete course. Alternatively if you have a computer and internet connection at home, one-to-one courses cost £99. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first served basis. For further information, please contact Age UK Waltham Forest on 020 8558 5512

Thursdays and Fridays from January 16 Grow Your Own Theatre - new term! Harmony Hall 10 Truro Road E17 7BY Creative drama classes for ages 6-15yrs. Tell your stories, and perform in your very own show. Thursdays 4.15-7pm & Fridays 4.30-5.30pm. Info and booking, visit www.gyot.org.uk or call 07541 082 552. Thursdays Parents, Babies & Toddlers ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BN Weekly social group for LGB&T parents and carers with bumps, babies and toddlers. With plenty of activities for the little ones and a chance to share stories & build better networks for the adults. 10.30am-12.30pm. £2.50 & Kids FREE! 02085093898 or e-mail info@elop.org Saturdays starting 11 January (10 week term) French for Young Children Upstairs at the William Morris Bar, 807-811 Forest Road E17 4JD 45 minutes class, with native French speaker. A fun introduction with games, songs, cooking and craft activities. Suitable for 5 year olds and up. 9am and 10am. £100 for the 10 week term. morrisminors@thewilliammorris.co.uk

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Wednesday mornings (term time) Atty’s Musical Steps - Baby Band / Toddler Troupe Salvation Army, 434 Forest Road E17 4PY Fun-packed, educational and inspirational music classes for little ones - pick up some great ideas for songs, rhymes and activities to make music at home. Trial class Baby Band £4.50 (ages 4m-2y, 30 mins), Toddler Troupe £5.00 (ages 18m-3y, 40 mins). Price per class when enrolling £4.00 (BB) £4.50 (TT). Enrol termly or book a trial class. Contact Atty on 07950 526662 or atty.cronin@musicalsteps.co.uk to book your place and for more info. Tuesday mornings (term time) Atty’s Musical Steps - Toddler Troupe The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA Fun-packed, educational and inspirational music classes for little ones - pick up some great ideas for songs, rhymes and activities to make music at home. Trial class £5.00 / £4.50 per class when enrolling. Ages 18m-3y, 40 mins. Enrol termly or book a trial class. Contact Atty on 07950 526662 or atty.cronin@musicalsteps.co.uk to book your place and for more info. Friday mornings (term time) Atty’s Musical Steps - Baby & Toddler Troupe Greenleaf Baptist Church, Greenleaf Road E17 6QQ Fun-packed, educational and inspirational music classes for little ones - pick up some great ideas for songs, rhymes and activities to make music at home. Trial class £5.00 / £4.50 per class when enrolling. Ages 4m-3y, 40 mins. Discount for under-1s. Enrol termly or book a trial class. Contact Atty on 07950 526662 or atty.cronin@musicalsteps.co.uk to book your place and for more info. Thursdays Drop in Art Club The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA Have fun making pictures and collages for The Mill or to take home. 3.305pm. £2 donation welcome, reduction for families. www.themill-coppermill.org mo@themill-coppermill.org Events marked 6

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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Children Art Class Tokarska Gallery, 163 Forest Road E17 6HE The classes are conducted in the safe environment of the gallery with each lesson focusing on different materials: painting, drawing, use of pastels and charcoals. Suitable for youngsters 8-15. £6. Materials provided. Thursday 4.15-5.45pm, Friday 5-6.30pm, Saturday 1-2.30pm. To book email: info@tokarskagallery. co.uk ref: Children Art Lessons www.tokarskagallery.co.uk 7-19 January Pop Up Yoga! Hoe Street Central, 3 Central Parade, 137 Hoe Street E17 4RT The ‘Stow gets it’s own yoga studio brought to you by Yoga Me Happy. Full time, daily schedule, with something for everyone! Classes from £8. www.yogamehappy.co.uk yogamehappy@yahoo.co.uk 07710 621 268 Mondays and Wednesdays from January 20 New evening yoga classes Little Mashers Pop Stop, 39 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9NL Hatha Flow class with Adele Craciun and Sarah Rush. For more details email goodtoknowyoga@gmail.com or call 07853 285669. Saturdays Tai Chi for Health Walthamstow Academy, Billet Road E17 5DP A relaxed class 1.5 hour weekly class aimed at the over 50s, focusing on improving health. Beginners welcome. 11am. £3 per week, to be purchased in 5 week blocks in advance. To book a place, telephone Emma on 020 8558 5512. Tuesdays Zumba® Fitness, with Chloe! Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill E17 9RZ Wear low tread supportive trainers and bring a bottle of water to enjoy this exhilarating dance fitness class in a low pressure atmosphere! 7pm. £5 or £3 for WSFG staff. 079036 29636 chloe@dancechloe.com www.DanceChloe.com Saturdays from 18 January Pilates Classes Studio 1, Church Hill Studios, Stainforth Rd, E17 3RY We learn precise movement combined with specific breathing to improve posture, strength and muscular balance, helping to prevent injury in sport as well as everyday life. Saturdays 9-10am. £10 per class, or £45 for 5 classes (valid 8 weeks). adele.simor@gmail.com

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Sundays starting 11 January (10 week term) Mandarin Chinese for Young Children Upstairs at the William Morris Bar, 807-811 Forest Road E17 4JD 45 minutes class, with native Mandarin speaker. A fun introduction with games, songs, cooking and craft activities. Suitable for 5 year olds and up. 11am. £100 for the 10 week term. morrisminors@thewilliammorris.co.uk

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Sundays, 12th January until 16 February Forest Fitness: New Year, New You Meet outside the Peterhouse Centre, 122 Forest Rise, Upper Walthamstow E17 3PW A fat loss programme designed to shed Xmas pounds & get back into shape for the New Year. It’s a good starting point for beginners as the exercises are simple to start, but be prepared for hard work. 10am. £30 for this 6 week fitness programme. Michael 07813 104 384 or forestfitnessuk@gmail.com Mondays (term times only) from 7 January Women’s Fun Netball Session Leytonstone School Sports Hall, 159 Colworth Road, Leytonstone E11 1JD We are a friendly group of local women and welcome beginners and those wanting to relive their school sports glory days. 8-9pm. £4. The sports hall is accessed from car park at the front of the school on James Lane. For info email jen.wiggins@talktalk.net or sally.pedder@westking.ac.uk.

Mondays Donation Based Yoga United Reform Church Hall, 58 Orford Road E17 9QL (West Ave entrance) A Vinyasa flow community yoga class, open to all with E17 based yoga teacher Hayley Johns. 7pm. There is no set fee for class. Donations are made anonymously in to a box at the end of class (£5 is average), no booking required. Drop In. First come, first served. www.hayleyyoga.com for more details or call 07842 149 119. Saturdays Saturday Morning Yoga The Walthamstow Yoga Studio, Vestry School of Dance, Church Hill Studios on Stainforth Rd E17 3RY Start your weekend with this 75 minute Hatha Flow class with Adele Craciun. It will leave you feeling energised, brighter and more focused. 10-11.15am. £10 drop in. Discounts for block bookings. goodtoknowyoga@gmail.com or call 07853 285669.


In which architectural historian, Karen Averby uncovers curiosities and stories from Walthamstow’s rich and varied past.

The Walthamstow Arms (No, not a pub…) It’s pretty well- known that Walthamstow today forms part of the Borough of Waltham Forest within Greater London, but was once part of the county of Essex. Perhaps less widely known is that there was once a Borough of Walthamstow (1895-1965) which had its very own coat of arms, officially granted on the 6th December 1929. The best thing about the arms is that the main elements represent aspects of Walthamstow’s history. The red sleeve, or maunch, at the lower half of the shield was an emblem of the Toni family. Ralph de Toni was the first Norman Lord of Walthamstow and the manor remained in the family’s hands until 1309. The anchors and the upper bird derive from the arms of the Monoux family. Sir George Monoux, city merchant and Lord Mayor of London was Lord of the Manor in 1514. He was also a generous benefactor whose

works included the founding of the Monoux School. Unusually, the background colour used here is red rather than the Monoux blue and the change is said to be a nod to the Maynard family, whose stag and talbot (the dog!) flank either side of the arms. The Maynards have been linked with Walthamstow since the seventeenth century, particularly Henry Maynard, who made generous bequests to the church, schools and the poor. The oak twig and wreaths may allude to Epping Forest, part of which lay within the Borough. No obvious link ties the crown to Walthamstow’s history, and its inclusion merely alludes to civic government. Perhaps more recognisable to some, is the motto

“Fellowship is Life,” the words of William Morris, from A Dream of John Bull (1888). Morris’ connection with Walthamstow is widely known, with the William Morris Gallery on Forest Road (also formerly known as The Winns and Water House) being his childhood home. When Walthamstow was incorporated into the Borough of Waltham Forest in 1965, the arms were superseded by the rather more austere arms of the new Borough, which can be seen at various locations in the Borough, including the foundation stone of the Town Hall on Forest Road. However the arms of the Borough of Walthamstow can still be seen on the Hoe Street Central Parade building, completed in 1958. www.archangelheritage.co.uk

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Jerome Anderson

So what brings a Hackey boy to Walthamstow? A bad woman! My girlfriend Lindsay has lived in Walthamstow for over 20 years, and I slowly moved in over a period of time. I’ve been based here for 7 years or so. Tell us about Friday nights growing up. As a teenager, I’d go clubbing in Hackney and the West End. One of my musical loves (then and now) is Jazz Funk. I would go to clubs such as Global Village, Crackers and The 100 Club in the West End, and Flamingos in Hackney Wick. Clubbing in the early 80s was very different to today. We would all meet up about 9pm on a Friday night, and jump on the 38 bus to the West End. Just getting into a club was a challenge in itself, if you didn’t look the part, you weren’t getting in! The DJs of the early 80s introduced me to the music that I still play today, Latin Jazz, Funk, Soul and Jazz Fusion – if you couldn’t dance you didn’t pull, enough said! How did you discover those early dance crazes and music of the 30s and 40s? I found my love of Swing and Big Band music accidently. Coming from a West Indian household, I was surrounded by many different forms of music, from Reggae, Ska and a bit of Country from my parents, to the sounds of the day from Radio One. Mum and Dad also played old school tunes by artists such as Ray Charles, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald and I loved to watch them dance to the music – I was fascinated by the fact that Dad could spin Mum around and catch her by the hand with no effort. 25 years later, I went to Jitterbugs, a 40s swing club, and realised that I loved the songs my parents had played in my childhood, and that the dancing they had done was Jive. I was hooked! You started dancing professionally relatively late in life. What happened? I’d actually stopped dancing in clubs in the early 90s, but happened to be in The Jazz Cafe in Camden for a birthday party in 1997. One of my friends knew Perry Louis, a DJ and dancer who runs a dance group called Jazzcotech. He saw me dancing to the Jazz Funk set being played, and asked me to come back to dance with the group the next weekend. From then on, I danced with the group 8

at The Jazz Cafe for nearly 10 years, and was lucky enough to meet some true jazz legends, such as John Lucien and Pharaoh Saunders. It was a great experience. At the time you were a postman by day and dancer at night, how did that work out? I worked for the Post Office for 23 years – it was meant to be a stop gap job! Because I worked in the Distribution Centre and did late shifts, I could finish work at 10pm and still dance with the group later in the evening (most of our gigs didn’t start until midnight) and start my day job at lunchtime. I went to Japan with Jazzcotech when they toured with the Count Basie Orchestra in 2004. I also danced at Glastonbury one year, and have performed at numerous gigs in Europe. In 2008 I decided to leave the Post Office and teach dance. Tell as about some of the events you organise locally. I run regular Jive and Lindy Hop classes at The Trades Hall in Walthamstow for beginners and improvers. I also organise and DJ several local nights – Dynamite! A retro inspired musical journey from the 40s to the 60s. I play 40s Swing, 50s R’n’B, 60s Soul and Motown, with a bit of Ska and Reggae thrown in! It’s very much a night to party and have a good time, which happens twice a year at The Trades

Hall. I also DJ at Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! which is a regular Saturday night at The Warrant Officer Pub, where I play 70s and 80s Old skool Funk and Soul. What sort of people come along to your monthly Saturday Social and Lindy Hop/ jive classes? I get a real mix of people coming to my classes, often they are looking to get fit and have some fun (a pre-requisite for me!). Often people have seen partner dancing before and then want to learn how, or have become interested in the vintage 40s and 50s scene and want to learn too. I’ve taught teenagers and senior citizens, all are welcome! Any plans for 2014? I’m looking forward to 2014! I’ll continue to teach classes in Walthamstow, and I’m planning more gigs in Waltham Forest - watch this space! What would you like to see happen in Walthamstow? I would love the old cinema to re-open as a cinema and community space. It would be fabulous to dance in a venue with such a wealth of history. Last question – what’s Walthamstow’s best kept secret? The Windmill Restaurant, which is near the bottom of the market. It’s the best Portuguese Tapas bar in the borough – definitely worth a visit!

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Jerome’s passion for music and dance is infectious. It stretches to pretty much every dance craze of the last 80 years, and for him it’s all about having fun.


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Walthamstow Diary Between forest and marsh lies the glorious Stow. These are the tales and meanderings of a proud resident of E17 A new E List column for a new year, and I can honestly say this has been the hardest one to write yet. I’ve started it at least a dozen times, on topics ranging from pubs to Christmas markets but nothing seemed to work. It’s difficult to write when you have something on your mind, and I’ve been preoccupied with work over the last month, or should I say the prospect of having no work. When I was told I was being made redundant I felt like the world had suddenly crumbled around me. I know that worse things can happen, but I have never been out of work and the prospect terrified me. I spent weeks with a knot in my stomach, that same kind of feeling I used to get before going back to school after the summer holidays.

“Stacking sleeping bags is more difficult than you might think…”

On Wednesday mornings I volunteer at one of the Waltham Forest Emergency Night Shelters. The Wednesday after I had been told about redundancy, I headed off for my shift feeling rather sorry for myself. I work in the main hall of the shelter, packing away the bedding, sorting laundry and cleaning up. It was about 6:30 in the morning and I was in the cupboard that we store everything in trying to pack the sleeping bags away. Stacking sleeping bags is more difficult than you might think, sort of like playing a giant game of tetris. I was fighting with the bedding when one of the residents asked me if we had any carrier bags. As I handed over the bag, I asked him how he was, “mustn’t grumble” he said with a smile. He then packed everything he owned into the carrier and headed out into the cold Walthamstow morning.

After my shift, walking along Hoe Street on the way to the tube, I thought about the man at the shelter with his world in a carrier bag and a smile on his face. I decided what my new year’s resolution would be, to stop grumbling and get on with things. So here’s to 2014, whatever it may bring. www.walthamstowdiary.com 10

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Spotted Walthamstow Wish you’d said something at the time but now it’s too late?? Message thanks, rants and questions to the Spotted Walthamstow Facebook page and we’ll repost. 100% anonymous. Here are some edited highlights from the past few weeks.

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‘This letter and £10 note was put through of the door of one of the volunteers working for Eat or Heat - the Walthamstow food bank charity. If this doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will.’ Letter reads: Dear Eat or Heat, My daughter (7 years old) has been saving my 1ps, 2ps and 5ps for months and when I explained about families who won’t have enough money at Christmas she asked if this money could go to a family in need. You’ll know best who this can help. Merry Christmas and lots of love from Laura and Alice xx’ 22 45 Share, 589 Nancy: That’s a wonderful thing for a 7yr old to do, well done– hope Santa brings you an extra special present for being so kind Sheila: True Christmas spirit! X Monique: Ah that’s brought tears to my eyes. ‘Dear W16 bus driver, I hope you are following this page and you see this. You smile at me every morning and give me that sexy look! Tomorrow please find the courage to ask for my number! Hehe thanks.’ 17 112 Annabel: Do it! Give him your number. It will make his day, you’ve nothing to lose! Hooray for spontaneous niceness. Mick: I’m so getting on that bus and giving the poor sod my number for a laugh Michael: But … I don’t drive a bus … Georgina: There’s a W16 bus driver who smiles?!! Safiya: OMG! This made my day! So cute seeing love is in the air in Walthamstow, LOL Hayley: Give the driver your number & then post us all the updates on here. We can follow the unfolding love story like a Gold Blend advert! ‘I just wanted to thank the lovely girl who works in Arts & Crusts for helping me out today. I locked myself out with 7 month old crying baby and uncharged phone. She found me a charger from her neighbour – big

thanks to them too – and I phoned my father in law to fetch me the spare keys. Thanks very much indeed x’ 107 Amy: They are always lovely in there. Gabriela: you picked a very good place to turn to. Maria: When you have a young baby u don’t know your ar.. from your elbow! Arts & Crusts: Thank you for this. Charlena is our niece helping us out at the moment. She will be really chuffed you have written this. Kind words. Glad you got home safely and see you soon.’ ‘I was wolf-whistled and called “Sexy legs, sexy legs!” by a young lady the other evening as I jogged past a pitch dark playground in my shorts. I know I should feel objectified and demeaned, but as a man, I took it as a most sincere compliment that my running is paying off! ’ 9 99 Coral: If I got wolf whistled at I would give them a ‘don’t objectify me’ glare but inside I would probably be really happy. John: We must take into account the fact that it was pitch dark at the time. Kate: Did you post this Matthew ? Matthew: Not me. As I was running last night all I got was “Run Forrest run” ‘Gilbert and George spotted by a colleague at Walthamstow Central Station at 10.30 this morning. Did anybody else see them?’ 16 38 Joel: They’re rumoured to be buying Grayson’s old studio… Catherine: There goes the neighbourhood. Curtis: Stupid cultured types with all their art and nonsense. Leave Walthamstow alone. Terry: Bring it on ….all welcome here… Gus: In search of a pay day loan I suspect Peter: Maybe they have come to collect all the dog turds for another exhibition. Henning: Oh go on, just a little bit of arty culture here and there wouldn’t hurt.

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‘The somewhat manky College Arms reopened tonight as “The William Morris”! Bright, airy, sells proper drinks, and smells of wonderful new paint and wood instead of mouldy plastic and fights. Had a tiring day at work, but it’s not every day a nice pub opens up two streets from me. Just having the one…’ 18 91 Richard: Huge improvement on the dreary College Arms - beautifully decorated, 8 ale hand pumps and the offer of good quality food. A great addition to Walthamstow’s booming pub scene. Well done to all concerned - Walthamstow’s most famous son would be pleased. Errol: I use to always say that to the ex “Just the one” :0) JJ: Brilliant, every time I passed it previously the barmaid would be sitting by the window having a fag...oh how times have changed. Traci: Welcome to the neighbourhood, William! Will be there shortly! ‘I was just going to put this on Sell or Swap when I saw the name and address and wondered if the original owner would like his book back?’ Inscription reads: This book belongs to Gary Donovan, Billet Road, E17, 28.3.64 16 34 Joe: Very nice, I hope Gary sees this.. Frances: Aww looks like a lovely book, so of its time Michael: Why have African elephants got big ears? Because Noddy wouldn’t pay the ransom. Kat: I’m very interested in this book Claire: You’re welcome to look � Sara Jane: Claire is this your book? I know a Gary Donovan! Just text him a screen shot. Claire: I can’t believe it, this is brilliant : ) Sara Jane: His daughter is going to surprise him with it at Christmas. His mum and dad still live at the same address, Ha ha. Duncan: What a fabulous feel-good story. 11


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Malta Road, Leyton, London, E10 3 bedroom detached house for sale Guide Price £375,000 - £400,000 Three ground floor bedrooms, bathroom, and first floor lounge. The Kitchen has an impressive vaulted ceiling with skylight windows.

Morieux Road, Leyton, London, E10 1 bedroom flat for sale Offers Over £275,000 A Great Warner flat with good sized lounge, its own section of rear garden and potential to convert the loft.

Brookdale Road, London, E17 3 bedroom terraced house to rent £1,850 pcm Situated in Central Walthamstow offers three good size bedrooms, lounge, modern kitchen/dining and a private rear garden.

Hove Avenue, London, E17 2 bedroom flat for sale Guide Price £300.000 - £325,000 Offers two good size bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/ lounge area, a modern bathroom, with a private rear garden.

Orford Road, London, E17 1 bedroom flat for sale Offers in Region of £250,000 First floor converted Victorian flat with a good size lounge, and a modern kitchen/bathroom.

Howard Road, London, E17 2 bedroom ground floor flat to rent £1,450 pcm Situated on this poplar road, offers two double bedrooms, a large lounge, a modern kitchen, and a private rear garden.

St. Johns Road, London, E17 2 bedroom ground floor flat for sale Guide Price £280,000 - £300,000 Near Wood Street Station with two good size bedrooms, a modern kitchen/living area, and a private rear garden.

Hainault Court, London, E17 2 bedroom ground floor flat for sale Offers in Region of £250,000 Part of a 1930’s built art deco mansion block. Contemporary decor, a modern fitted kitchen and bathroom.

Fleeming Road, London, E17 2 bedroom flat to rent £1,300 pcm Two bedroom Warner flat. Offers a spacious loft converted master bedroom and large contemporary fitted kitchen/diner.

St Columbus House, London, E17 2 bedroom flat for sale Guide Price £280,000 - £300,000 A modern residence in a beautiful 1950’s built development. Combined kitchen/Lounge, a good size modern bathroom.

Lea Bridge Road, London, E17 2 bedroom flat for sale Guide Price £240,000 - £260,000 A first floor period conversion. Offers two double bedrooms, some original features. No onward chain

Beulah Road, London, E17 1 bedroom flat to rent £1,250 pcm Simply stunning first floor flat situated in Walthamstow Village. Offers a large bedroom, a great size lounge, with a modern kitchen/dining area.

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