Anna Alcock

A Walthamstow Tale:
Four largescale linocuts carved and printed by Anna Alcock capturing the history of the River Lea which runs through Walthamstow. The story begins in 1067 when Walthamstow and later the mill are mentioned in the Doomsday Book, through the English Civil War of the 17th Century, 19th Century Industrialism and finishes with the panel capturing the wildlife and ‘Site of Specific Interest’ that you can visit today.

heritage | Wetlands
In 1904, the Metropolitan Water Board became the new owner of Walthamstow Reservoirs following a series of mergers and nationalisation. In 1940, Walthamstow was hit by the first of many German bombs during the Blitz in World War II and several of the reservoirs were damaged whilst Lockwood’s water level was lowered to limit potential flooding during the war years.