Black and white images



Leamouth and Bow Creek (south of E I Dock Road)
East India Dock Road-Stratford (south of Stratford High St)
Stratford Marsh (Stratford High St to the Old RIver Lea and Waterworks River)
Hackney Wick (includes Carpenter Rd to Lea Bridge Road)
Clapton & Tottenham (Lea Bridge Road to Leeside Rd)
Edmonton - Enfield (Leeside Rd - M25)

M25 - Leagrave

Other Picture Sections

1982 colour

1983 colour

2000- 2010 colour


1980-92 Black and white

Images are arranged in groups, roughly in order from the River Thames to the source.

As the photographs get further from the Lea navigation it was sometimes hard to decide which section they should be in.

Some of the images currently have uncropped edges and need some retouching to remove defects. Pictures supplied as high-res images or as prints will be cropped and retouched.

Captions and Locations

Parts of this area have changed dramatically since I took the images and the notes made while taking pictures are not always precise or clear. It was easy to get a little lost in some places, and maps were not always entirely helpful. Please let me know if you think any of the locations given are incorrect or you can add to the captions.

Other Images

The selection here represents the images I find more interesting from the area, and I have other pictures taken at the same time as these. There are a few areas where I decided for the moment not to include pictures which may be added later. Please email me if you have any specific queries.

All photographs on this site are
© 1980-2010 Peter Marshall.

Pictures are available for commercial use - please email me, for terms.

Permission is normally granted for suitable non-commercial use without cost - please email the above address. I also welcome comments and questions about the work.

29t25: Barges moored next to Bow flyover, October, 1981

32v21 Stratford

35R-15: Stratford Station and railway yards to the north of it



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The River Lea

London's Second River

The River Lea (or Lee) from source to mouth