Friday, 13 July 2012

Running the water supply: A walk around Walthamstow’s reservoirs


Email received (via Katy Andrews - with thanks) from Roger Huddle of the Walthawstow Radical History Worshops.

Hello everyone, just to let you know about our next event:
Running the water supply:
A walk around Walthamstow’s reservoirs

One of the most powerful local enterprises from the early nineteenth century through to the twentieth was the East London Water Company. A combination of ruthless business methods and a visionary zeal led them to harness the flow of the River Lea and build between 1862 and 1904 the twelve reservoirs that border Walthamstow. A wonderful place to visit for its views and wildlife, it is also a fascinating insight in late nineteenth century engineering and industrial architecture.

Sunday 15 July at 2pm,
Meet at the car park of the Ferry Boat Inn
Ferry Lane N17 9NG
Please join us
Admission: £1 at turnstile

Railway & underground station: Blackhorse Road /Tottenham Hale
Buses: Forest Road/Ferry Lane 123 & 230

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