Monday, 27 November 2017

Walthamstow Wetlands

Helped by the Lottery Walthamstow Wetlands is now open to the general public. Boasting 211 hectares courtesy of Thames Water reservoir lands with Forest Road cutting through the middle, so it's pretty much in two parts but hey, don't let that stop you from visiting. Armed with my Nikon D610 here's a visit to the right-hand side of the Wetlands, being the NW side. With pylons and strange machinery being part of the landscape, there was a reminiscence to the 1970s British Public Information films with  a Clock Work Orange holiday vibe to the place. You could even call it a Brutalist Butlins.

Walthamstow Wetlands 

Careful all ye who enter, British Information film 

Brutalist Butlins: A Clockwork Orange,  Original location was Thamesmead’s Binsey Walk.

The new Tottenham Hotspur ground being built 

Brutalist Butlins, Walthamstow Wetlands 

Pylons, always receiving bad publicity 

Protect and survive 

Possibly the scariest Public information film ever made. I wonder who played the grim reaper?

      More Walthamstow adventures to follow...

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