International Women’s Day March 8th event planned for Cedars Avenue

It’s interesting to look into the history of just who was involved in trying to block women having equal access to democracy in this country. Here’s a link to info and a photo from 1910 from the Museum of London site showing a demo in Cedars Avenue.

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I shall be in Walthamstow to kill a podgy woman. Yours faithfully, – JACK THE RIPPER.”

From CaseBook.Org:-

“Walthamstow and Leyton Guardian Saturday, 21 March 1891. A “JACK THE RIPPER” THREATENS WALTHAMSTOW. DISCOVERY OF AN EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENT.”

“On Wednesday an extraordinary document, and one to which too much importance must not be attached, as it is more than likely that it was the work of some stupid person with peculiar notions of humour, was found outside the “Coach and Horses” public house, St. James-street. The document which, we are informed, is now in the possession of the police, was in these words:- “D— you! my dear ladies and gentlemen. I shall be in Walthamstow to kill a podgy woman. Yours faithfully, – JACK THE RIPPER.”

Art Trail deadline looming

If anyone on the street is thinking of being part of the Walthamstow Art Trail this year, be aware that the application deadline is 3 March 2014.

“Your venue must be within the E17 postcode, whether a house, garden, window, shop, tree, lamppost, whatever suits your work. Or you may submit an online project. Your event must take place somewhere within the festival dates 31 May – 15 June.”

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Flood Resources

The Environment Agency provides realtime online data of the levels for the Lee (Lower) at Walthamstow, Low Hall. This appears to be monitoring the flood relief channel.

Real time data on other local river levels is available at the Environment Agency River Levels (London) website.

You can receive free text / email flood alerts by registering with the Environment Agency.

Waltham Forest Council provide flooding advice on their website but you can also contact them by phone – Civil Contingencies Joint Service 020 8496 3000

Rivers are the responsibility of the Environment Agency – 0845 933 3111 or 0845 988 1188

Lots of useful info in this National Flood Forum booklet (PDF).

 

The Flood Relief Channel that runs along the bottom of Elmfield was built to manage historic flooding events that have always tended to occur on the River Lea.