Category Archives: /Bow

St Mary, Stratford le Bow

Above: Looking east at the church along the footpath in the churchyard on the island site in the centre of Bow Road. Before we go any further, it may be useful to explain that this church stands on an island … Continue reading

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Bow Bridge

Above: One of the few early prints of the second stone bridge over the River Lea. The first Bow Bridge is said to have been the first stone bridge built in England. It was built around 1110 across the River … Continue reading

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Milestone at Bow Road

Above: Milestone on the north side of Bow Road. The subject of milestones is an interesting one – probably more interesting than you might think. Many people believe that milestones were an early form of way-marking for those using the … Continue reading

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Victoria Park

Above: The attractive lake in Victoria Park. The subject of ‘Parks in London’ would fill several weighty volumes. Some of the larger parks in London – like Hyde Park and Richmond Park – derived from land that was Royal land … Continue reading

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Bow Bells Mural, Bow Road

Above: The front of the Victorian pub beside Bow Road. If you have a pub that has a side wall – beside a pathway leading to a block of flats – it will not have much on it that gives … Continue reading

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