As a portfolio of derelict and decaying structures in the UK, this website was severely lacking in several
subject areas. Whilst I’d covered asylums (to such a depth that I’d become largely associated with this building type),
hospitals, industry and military installations, I had nothing from leisure or the transport sectors.
I was also aware that the age of the buildings explored tended to either be late Victorian or post-war.
Therefore the three locations selected on this unseasonably warm February day were all selected as they were of ages and
types not previously explored. Walthamstow Stadium was the first; this arc-deco cathedral to "the dogs" ticked
both leisure and building ages with bold confidence.
As we parked in a side street and surveyed the back of the stands towering over the suburban semis, we were also filled with
confidence: surely this couldn’t be a tough one to crack?