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17 Facts About Walthamstow
Walthamstow is recorded c 1075 as Wilcumestowe and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wilcumestou.
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Walthamstow's married the Norman nobleman Ralph de Tosny or Toeni in 1103.
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Until the late 19th century Walthamstow was largely rural, with a small village centre and a number of large estates.
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Walthamstow'srnhall Street is an ancient route, as is Wood Street, to the east.
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In 1885, John Kemp Starley, originally from Church Hill in Walthamstow, designed the first modern bicycle, and in 1892, Frederick Bremer built the first British motorcar in a workshop in his garden, at Connaught Road.
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From 1894 the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow was an urban district and from 1929 a municipal borough in Essex.
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Walthamstow Village conservation area is a district to the east of what has become the commercial centre of Walthamstow.
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Walthamstow has a wide variety of housing stock, but the vast majority of residential property was built in the early 20th century.
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An early British film studio the Walthamstow Studios operated in the area between 1914 and 1930.
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EMD Walthamstow is a Grade II listed cinema building in Hoe Street.
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Walthamstow's former house in Walthamstow is a museum dedicated to his life and works, while the grounds of the house are a public park .
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