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Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is situated on the outer edge of north-east London, and was created when Chingford, Walthamstow and Leyton were amalgamated in the 60's.

The borough has a long history dating back to the Stone Age, with evidence of Bronze Age civilisation, but since the Industrial Revolution it has been a home to industries of all sorts, from copper refining to milling. The Royal Small Arms Factory supplied the military for centuries and was based in the borough. In the 1960's the famous Matchbox Company was producing some of the archetypal toys of the era, and was based in the Lea Valley, now home to a historic steam railway. Nowadays the district is a busy shopping area with Europe's longest market based in Walthamstow.

Waltham Forest has been the birthplace of celebrity over the years: both William Morris (artist) and Alfred Hitchcock (film director) were born in the borough and England Captain David Beckham was born and raised there.

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Waltham Forest - Essential Info

Official name of borough:The borough of Waltham Forest
Local Government:Waltham Forest Council
Council Address:772 - 776 High Road, Leyton, London E10
Council email:wfdirect@lbwf.gov.uk
Council phone:020 8496 3000
Council website:www.lbwf.gov.uk
Population of Waltham Forest (est.):221577

Areas in Waltham Forest

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Waltham Forest:

Chingford, Chingford Hatch, Friday Hill, Hale End, Higham Hill, Highams Park, Leyton, Leytonstone, South Chingford, Upper Walthamstow, Walthamstow.

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