In and around Walthamstow E17

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Les Heath ran the Anchor & Hope, probably the most famous pub on the Lea towpath, for 50 years. This video catches him at the celebration held at the pub when he completed that incredible feat in 2003. The Anchor & hope was then and is now (2014) a Fullers pub, a rarity in North East London and regarded as a beer oasis in the early days of CAMRA when there were few great real ale pubs in Hackney or adjoining boroughs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnMM_WxI79A