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R.V. Amey

In Places on July 9, 2010 at 7:33 am

There are lots of architectural curiosities in Walthamstow village. If you’ve never been there I really suggest you go for a pleasant stroll on a sunny day. When there for the Open Garden’s I saw this old building, which now seems to be used as a home. It’s on Beulah Road.

R.V. Amey sign on village building

R.V. Amey sign on village building

R.V. Amey sign on village building

R.V. Amey from across road

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  1. Was this in Beulah Road, Walthamstow? I believe it is, as I used to live there as a child. Also, there were many yards of different trades/businesses that backed onto this road. My brother used to work for a ‘bookbinder’ for example. Many odd and old things have disappeared from ‘The Village’ (even though it wasn’t called that in the 1970s when I Iived there, it had the village feel to it). At the top, Orford Road of course, as I’m sure you know, is the ‘old town Hall’ that was last a small hospital when I lived there. This leads to the 16/17th century Houses at St Mary’s Norman Church and the Almshouses and Vestry House Museum (With a ‘Capital’ from one of old London’s Great Central Post Office ‘columns’ preserved outside. Also, around the corner, in Eden Road, was an old yard, with a mounted ‘Arab Sailor’ statue which has disappeared. Whilst I know most people from Walthamstow who grew up there probably don’t live there anymore, there are some amazing little sights like this. ‘Meadow Removals’ was a large yard in the middle of the street, which only seemed to be re-developed in 2004.

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