epw042089 ENGLAND (1933).  The Lea Bridge Road football stadium and speedway track, Lea Bridge, 1933


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    Title [EPW042089] The Lea Bridge Road football stadium and speedway track, Lea Bridge, 1933
    Reference EPW042089
    Date June 1933
    Place name LEA BRIDGE
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 536018,  187112
    Longitude / Latitude -0.037335965690416,  51.565980365876
    National Grid Reference TQ360871
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     Lea Flood Relief channel now runs right to left thru this area.

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    Dank
    Thursday 17th of September 2015 11:26:44 AM
     Argall Way now runs alongside the railway here.

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    Dank
    Thursday 17th of September 2015 11:25:54 AM
     Site of current Lea Valley riding centre.

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    Dank
    Thursday 17th of September 2015 11:24:25 AM
     Ex Great Eastern Railway's Lea Bridge station.

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    John Wass
    Saturday 4th of July 2015 03:04:35 PM
     LEA BRIDGE STADIUM (Former Home of Clapton Orient FC & Lea Bridge Speedway Team) The skeletal remains of one of the old stadium stands still exist on this site. Orient played here (often nicknamed The Bridge) between 1930 and 1937, however Orient also played at Wembley Stadium and Highbury due to Lea Bridge Stadium being deemed as unsafe for spectators (a complaint over perimeter fencing which meant that pitch invasion frequently occurred). Lea Bridge gates averaged 7000, and in 1936/1937 Orient's match versus Millwall attracted the ground's highest attendance, 20.400. But the club was never happy at the speedway stadium, and in 1937 rode their final move to Brisbane Road, a mile away in Leyton renaming themselves Leyton Orient. Source: Derelictlondon.com In 1933 Lea Bridge Stadium was used for filming racing scenes for the movie Britannia of Billingsgate.

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    Allen T
    Saturday 1st of June 2013 10:00:00 AM
    Sad to say current thinking is that the building still standing at Lea Bridge is not the former stand but a later structure on almost exactly the same site. Orient displaced the amateur Leyton FC at Brisbane Road when the Council refused to renew the lease. What is not generally mentioned is that the amateurs opened the 1937-38 season at Lea Bridge so the clubs actually swapped grounds.

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    gBr
    Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:11:19 PM