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the history of Leyton and Leytonstone
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The Bronze Age
Reservoirs were created in the Walthamstow Marshes from 1862 but not the Leyton Marshes, and from these excavations Walthamstow can boast more prehistoric finds such as Bronze Age weapons and tools than Leyton can, though it must have shared that culture. Wooden piles about 4 ft 6 inches deep extending along at least 200 feet were found in the Walthamstow Marshes. (Frank Corner was the main investigator of this). Deposition of precious objects in rivers was a common ritual in Bronze Age England 4.