Famous faces of Walthamstow

October 15, 2015

Famous faces of Walthamstow

Scratch below the surface of this melting-pot and you will discover a creative underbelly that has given rise to a number of talented thespians and musicians over the years.

Adam Woodyatt

Born in the borough in 1968, Woodyatt attended the prestigious Forest School, in North-East London, along with fellow thespians Nicola Walker and Sharat Sardana.

Brian Harvey

No list of the greatest Walthamstow icons, is complete without 90s bad-boy and avid wearer of oversized bean hats, Brian Harvey. Born in Walthamstow, London in 1974, Harvey was originally intended to be a backing vocalist/dancer for East 17, until he was appointed head vocalist and as they say ‘the rest is history’.

William Morris

The 19th century writer and activist William Morris, was born in Walthamstow. His writings helped to establish the modern fantasy genre.

His textile company Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co, profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production. A gallery in his honour, is still open to the public in his native Walthamstow to this day.

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