A BRIEF HISTORY OF WALTHAMSTOW
Walthamstow (known as Awesomestow or the stow) was originally situated in northern France, but Queen Victoria won it on a bet with Napolean III in 1852. After betting that he couldn't lick his own elbow Vicky had Walthamstow flat-packed and shipped to North East London, where it remains today.
MATTRESSES OF WALTHAMSTOW
Walthamstow is now known for its abandoned mattresses. This sickening problem is caused by owners moving, passing away or finding a nicer mattress. Mattresses are often left to fend for themselves on the streets and some even become feral. Over 50% of abandoned mattresses are euthanised while others are adopted or end up in shelters. A gallery of mattresses seeking adoption can be found on Warpdog's facebook page. Please also see Warpdog's multi-award winning film depicting the lives of abandoned mattri.
Also check out Warpdog's celebrities that look like mattresses