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Rail station, existing between 1840 and now

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The Princess of Wales, Lea Bridge Road. Taken from the south side of Lea Bridge. 11 October 2005.
Credit: Fin Fahey

Lea Bridge is a district spanning an area separating the London Borough of Hackney from the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

In 1582 Mill Fields Lane ran from Clapton to Jeremy’s Ferry in the Leyton Marshes. At the same spot a timber bridge was built in 1745, and the road became known as Lea Bridge Road, with a tollgate at the Clapton end. A toll house was built on the west bank of the river in 1757, and the bridge rebuilt in iron in 1820–1. Tolls continued to be levied until 1872.

Lea Bridge gives ready access to the lower reaches of the extensive Lee Valley Park, which stretches for about 26 miles on both banks of the river. Next to the south side of the bridge are two public houses, the "Princess of Wales" and "The Ship Aground". To the south are the Hackney Marshes, and beyond Leyton Marsh to the north are the Walthamstow Marshes and Nature Reserve. Below the bridge, the river flows over the Middlesex Filter Beds Weir, marking the boundary with Leyton and providing the supply for the former East London Waterworks Company.

The old Middlesex Filter Beds have been converted into a nature reserve, and on the Leyton side the corresponding Essex Filter Beds are now a reserve for birds. The Lee Navigation continues south in an artificial channel known as ’Hackney Cut’, to the next lock at Old Ford (about 1.7 miles), where the natural channel rejoins the Navigation after its 2 miles meander towards Leyton.

Lea Bridge station opened on 15 September 1840 by the Northern and Eastern Railway as Lea Bridge Road and is thought to be the earliest example of a station having its building on a railway bridge, with staircases down to the platforms.

The station closed on 8 July 1985 but after service changes, reopened in May 2016.

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Chelsea are preparing to finalise a deal to sign Monaco's in-demand midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as coach Antonio Conte looks to get his transfer business done early this summer.
Chelsea are preparing to finalise a deal to sign Monaco's in-demand midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as coach Antonio Conte looks to get his transfer business done early this summer.

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Road reopens after traffic chaos caused by sinkhole
A road in Chislehurst has reopened after a week of traffic chaos caused by a sinkhole.

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25 Jun 2017
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Camden evacuation: Residents 'given no warning' as 800 households moved out over cladding safety
Camden residents living in five blocks say they were given no warning over their estate's evacuation on Friday night

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24 Jun 2017
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Travellers left behind "significant" fly-tipping when they were moved on from disused land in Bexleyheath.

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Mohamed Salah: I have a point to prove at Liverpool after Chelsea struggles
New Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah says he has a point to prove after a frustrating spell in the Premier League with Chelsea.

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23 Jun 2017
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'It's a tragedy, not a tourist attraction': Grenfell Tower residents urge visitors not to take selfies with fire-ravaged building
Angry residents in east London are demanding people stop taking pictures of themselves with the fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower in the background as the site is "not a tourist attraction."

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How does the new Arsenal kit measure up? Home strips through the years
Arsenal fans may not yet know who the key men leading the Gunners out next season will be, but Arsene Wenger's side will at least be in their traditional red home kit for the 2017-18 campaign.

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Finsbury Park mosque attack: Suspect shouted 'kill me, kill me' and 'blew kisses from back of police van'
Witnesses have told how a suspect shouted "kill me, kill me" and blew kisses from the back of a police van after he was pinned to the ground following an attack on worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque.

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London fire: One family's despair at tower loss
Mohammed's parents, sister and two brothers were trapped in the Grenfell Tower fire. They are still missing.

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Chelsea and England U21 striker Tammy Abraham hoping chances aren't as hard to come by against Slovakia
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham is hoping more opportunities come his way after a frustrating start to his European Under-21 Championships.

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Café to celebrate official opening in King Henry VIII's former hunting ground
A Mad Hatter will be the special guest at the official opening of a café in King Henry VIII's former hunting ground this weekend.

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London attack: Union Jack flags across capital and world lowered to half mast after London Bridge terror
Flags across the capital and the rest of the world are being lowered to half mast today in the wake of Saturday night's horrific attack in London Bridge.

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A mosque in Sutton was reportedly vandalised in the early hours of Sunday morning following the London terror attack on Saturday night that resulted in seven deaths.

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'Rainbow of hope': Londoners describe spectacle arching over capital as symbol of hope after terror attack
Londoners are describing this evening's rainbow over the capital as a "rainbow of hope" following the devastating terror attack on Saturday night.

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Ex-wife of London Bridge attacker Rachid Redouane condemns 'horrific incident'
The ex-wife of London Bridge terrorist Rachid Redouane has condemned her former partner's "horrific actions" which left eight people dead.

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