Have you ever wondered why the house next door is such a different style? Or why houses in your street have tie bars to hold them together? It may just be they were bombed in the war!
History students and buffs, estate agents and property hunters alike might well find this new website fascinating, which shows the location of bombs in London during the Blitz (7 October 1940 to 6 June 1941) in World War II.
Leytonstone, like much of London and especially East London, suffered more than its fair share of bombing. See if your house or road was affected!
Leytonstone: a thriving suburb with plenty to see and do
I can’t remember a time when I’ve seen such a positive headline about Leytonstone! Is the regeneration message finally getting through?
Admittedly it is from a lettings organisation, so I won’t get too excited, but let’s not forget it’s only about 10-15 years ago that estate agents started talking about ‘Between the commons’ or ‘Twixt the commons’ referring to Clapham Common, Tooting Common and Wandsworth Common. That kick started areas like Balham and Clapham moving from no-go areas to becoming fashionable. And our greenery beats the three commons (they have a few large puddles but nothing like Hollow Ponds!).