LB Waltham Forest
Walthamstow (E17)
S side of: Forest Road, E17 (Hagger Bridge)
Distance (N) from Greenwich
OS map detailsOS Explorer: 174
OS grid refTQ 38537.90059
WGS84 lat/long51.592354, -0.001474
TypePavement (slab)
Marking date1963
Greenwich Meridian Marker; England; LB Waltham Forest; Walthamstow (E17)


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One of four slabs laid in 1963 in what is now the former Borough of Walthamstow. The idea of marking the Meridian came from Council Leader Alderman Ross Wyld, who recalled his father having told him that it ran through the school that had once existed in Ragland Road. The London Borough of Waltham Forest was formed two years later in 1965 by amalgamating the three boroughs of Chingford, Leyton and Walthamstow. To even things out, four identical slabs were laid in the other two former boroughs in 1984.