Folk Olympics: World Sports, Wastage & Walthamstow Ave FC

By M@ Last edited 108 months ago
Folk Olympics: World Sports, Wastage & Walthamstow Ave FC

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

This week, the final tale from the borough of Waltham Forest.

"In a few short weeks many will join together to enjoy watching others groan, grunt and sweat for their viewing pleasure. I'm not talking about the annual meet of the Rotherham Swingers Alliance; of course, I'm referring to the London 2012 Olympics. But one Borough who won't be getting too carried away is Waltham Forest. Because they've seen it all before..."

Click play to hear about Waltham Forest's surprising Olympic heritage, and a song inspired by the tale.

More London songs free to download from Songs From The Howling Sea. Lyrics are here.

Previous in Waltham Forest

Previously in Hackney

Previously in Greenwich

Previously in Tower Hamlets

Last Updated 31 May 2012