Situated next to Enfield, Ponders End was once associated with factories, with numerous warehouses sprouting up in the 19th century that produced parts for aviation and shipping as well as household items. Nowadays the manufacturers have moved out making way for housing estates with modern terraces and tower blocks, however there is still some industry in the area. Ponders End is considered the most deprived district of the borough of Enfield, with rising crime rates and high unemployment. The most appealing bit is by the River Lee, with a riverside drinking hole and the surrounding grassy area of the Lea Valley.
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