Walthamstow Marshes

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Walthamstow Marshes, is a 36.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Walthamstow in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It was once an area of lammas land – common land used for growing crops and grazing cattle.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

Railway arches at Walthamstow Marsh Railway Viaduct, Walthamstow Marshes, Waltham Forest, E17, London, United Kingdom where it was

A. V. Roe 1877-1958 Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

Walthamstow Marshes Railway Viaduct ('down' side), London, United Kingdom where it was

A. V. Roe 1877-1958 Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

Walthamstow Marshes Railway Viaduct ('up' side), London, United Kingdom where it was