Welcome to Walthamstow

 

Welcome to the website for the Walthamstow Tourist Board. Do browse the shop and purchase Warpdog's glorious memorabilia and charming merchandise that celebrate everything Walthamstow. Currently available: Calendars, postcards, and fridge magnets

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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. Walthamstow is well known for its characterful Warner Homes which were invented in 1920 by international potato botherer Brian Harvey. Walthamstow Village has been posh since 1977 and has had its own currency, called Bacon Jam.


MATTRESSES OF WALTHAMSTOW

Today, Walthamstow is well-known for its abandoned mattresses. This sickening problem is often 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 the new meme that's hit the internet: Warpdog's celebrities who look like mattresses