Stratford is situated where the Roman road from London to Colchester crosed the River Lea.
The Theatre Royal became famous for the controversial productions of Joan Littlewood.
Abbey Mills pumping station is one of the country`s largest.
Stratford has been chosen as the site for the Olympic Games to be held in 2012.
The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was born at Stratford.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Stratford (Essex) for groups.