walthamstow stadium | the goldilocks triumvirate: too hot

Walthamstow was the "daddy" of the greyhound racing tracks. Built in 1933 by the Chandlers family, it could hold a capacity crowd of around five thousand punters. It fronted the Chingford Road and was soon partly enclosed by the suburban expansion of the inter-war years. Whilst greyhound racing was its mainstay, there was also a speedway circuit (popular in the 1950s) and the ubiquitous 1980s night club. There was something for everyone; even the post-closure urban explorer.

North shot across the frontage from Chingford Road. © Simon Cornwell 2009