It has amused me that the past couple of days, people have apparently landed on this blog after Googling ‘”murder alley walthamstow’.
I have no idea how they ended up here, but it is fact the right place to be as the name was coined by me and my mate.
Many years ago, we gave this affectionate name to the little alley between Aubrey Road and Howard Road – purely because after drunken revelry, my mate used to have to walk through this to get home. she used to say that she’d get raped or murdered or both stumbling home one night, and so I used to tell her to text/call me to let me know she had been OK going through murder alley.
I am assuming that people searching why it was called that have seen it since I added it on Foursquare one day – although I am not sure who has classified it as a hot spring 😀
As far as I know, noone has ever been murdered there – it’s not even dark – it is very well-lit. However, I can imagine it becoming a bit of a zombie bottleneck during the eventual zombie apocolypse, purely down to them not being able to work out the railings.
Just wanted to make sure people weren’t getting the wrong idea 😉 You can see Murder Alley for yourself here.
UPDATE!!!: Apparently, the reason that so many people have been searching it today is because it wasmentioned on BBC Radio London. i have no idea why, or how it came to their attention, but I love the fact that a joke between my and @goodwin71 has now become a radio topic 😀