We think we know what you’re thinking. And, no. You’re wrong. Walthamstow Avenue isn’t the BBC’s new school-based drama series. The A’s are (or were) a fairly formidable non-league outfit in their time. And they are (Were? Ed.) a side with whom we at Boro’ had a fleeting relationship with in the late 1980s. In fact, you it’s not a million miles from the truth to say that we were one of the last to take on the East London club before its 88-year history came to an end.
After meeting us for the first time during the 1987-8 season, Walthamstow Avenue merged into Leytonstone-Ilford that summer. The club were actually one of the top amateur sides in the country during the 1950s; winning their second and third Isthmian League titles (the first came in 1946) and adding a couple of FA Amateur Cups into the mix. After ending up in second place at the end of the 1979-80 season, the 1980s didn’t prove as bright. And that’s where we end.