Folk Olympics: Pestilence, Plague & The Pits of Waltham Forest

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Folk Olympics: Pestilence, Plague & The Pits of Waltham Forest

A fortnightly celebration of the folk history of the Olympic boroughs, in story and song.

In this latest 'Folk Olympics' instalment, Ruairidh Anderson pens the song 'Shed Leaves & Fading Steps'  as he begins the journey through the Borough of Waltham Forest with a trip to a forgotten plague pit.

"Many would like to claim they live in the city's worst areas, but only the residents of Walthamstow can truly state that they reside in London's original dumping ground."

Lyrics can be found here.

For more free London-inspired songs visit www.songsfromthehowlingsea.com

Previously in Hackney

Previously in Greenwich

Previously in Tower Hamlets

Last Updated 11 April 2012