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London’s Lea Valley: The Olympic Park Story

Front cover for London's Lea Valley: the Olympic Park Story

By Susie Barson, Dr Jim Lewis

The Olympic Park lies in the East End of London, north of the River Thames and on the east side of the River Lea , which flows southward to the Thames. This area, known as the Lower Lea Valley, was until recently a little-known and largely uninhabited landscape of wild vegetation peppered with pylons, canals, locks, bridges and towpaths - mostly silent and still - a no-man's land ripe for development. Yet it has a fascinating past that shaped the area, traces of which can still be seen, and which are celebrated in this leaflet.

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