Griff Rhys Jones retraces some famous routes across the UK.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Walthamstow ( or ) is the largest district of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in north-east London. It is located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) northeast from Charing Cross. Historically in the county of Essex, it significantly increased in population as part of the suburban growth of London and was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow in 1929 before becoming part of Greater London in 1965. Walthamstow is situated between the North Circular Road to the north, the Lea Valley and Walthamstow Reservoirs to the west, and Epping Forest to the east.
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Walthamstow was home to the popular 1990s boy band East 17, who named themselves after the area's postal code E17, and titled their debut album Walthamstow. The indie rock band The Rifles are from the area as was Jimmy Ray. Ray grew up in the Lloyd Park area and attended Winns primary, and Sidney Chaplin and McEntee secondary schools. In the early 1990s he performed at various E17 venues, including the Royal Standard, as part of local pop group 'The Cutting Room'. Ray later had solo hits in the UK and US. It is home to the band The Bevis Frond. Walthamstow is a major centre in London's grime music scene, with many bedroom studios and underground music enterprises. Artists include Lethal Bizzle and his band Fire Camp. The Bromheads Jacket song “Poppy Bird” references Walthamstow in the chorus. Walthamstow is mentioned in the Paul McCartney and Wings song “Old Siam, Sir” from the 1979 album Back to the Egg. “Long ago, outside a chip shop in Walthamstow” is the first line of a song named “Ann and Joe”, recorded by The Barron Knights in the late 1970s. This was a spoof of “Long ago, high on a mountain in Mexico”, the opening words of Angelo, which was a UK number one hit in 1977 for Brotherhood of Man. “Waiting in Walthamstow” is a song by The Cranberries from the album Roses. The track the “Battle of Epping Forest” by Genesis on the album Selling England by the Pound has lyrics based in the area such as “Along the Forest Road, there's hundreds of cars - luxury cars.” The artwork for Blur's Parklife album featured photos of the band at Walthamstow Stadium.
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