Should we celebrate the solstice on Capworth Street ? By David Boote
The ‘Walthamstow Slip’ was an unusual feature and may be the key to the mystery. This was a strip of land, running from the River Lea across to the eastern edge of Leyton parish, which was part of the parish of Walthamstow though either side was Leyton. There was a tale that Leyton forfeited the land in the Slip because its people did not bury someone who died by the Lea. That would not explain the straightness of the main boundary between the parishes.