New Lea Bridge heritage website
A new website, the view from the Bridge www.leabridge.org.uk has been launched to promote the heritage and history of the Lea Bridge area.Like many ‘edgelands’, Lea Bridge is an undervalued and little understood area. Nevertheless, it possesses a rich history, with many surviving buildings and features of historic and architectural significance.The site covers a wide range of topics including the built and natural environment, Lea Bridge Waterworks and the history of the River Lea as it flows though the area. It is is designed to inform and educate, promote debate, and influence decision making.Underlying the work is a belief that history and heritage should be given a much higher priority in decisions that affect the area, in order to avoid unnecessarily harmful or ill-informed change. It is not about promoting heritage as all important; nor is it against positive change.The site is a ‘work in progress’ that will hopefully be adapted and extended over the coming months and years. There are feedback pages if you have recollections, comments, contributions or corrections to make. Photographs, family histories and personal recollections are particularly welcome.Do take a look.