A VIRTUAL TOUR OF CHINGFORD, LED BY JOANNA MONCRIEFF 29 JUNE 7:30 pm

£5.00

What do Ivor Novello, Lawrence of Arabia, Queen Victoria and the “forgotten father of English sport” have in common?  Answer: they all have connections to Chingford.
Chingford, on the edge of Epping Forest, has a history which is very different to its more urban neighbour Walthamstow.  By 1901, the population of Chingford hadn’t reached 5,000 whereas Walthamstow’s population was 95,000.  Discover why this was the case on this virtual tour, mostly along the streets of what is now known as North Chingford, close to the station.

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What do Ivor Novello, Lawrence of Arabia, Queen Victoria and the “forgotten father of English sport” have in common?  Answer: they all have connections to Chingford.
Chingford, on the edge of Epping Forest, has a history which is very different to its more urban neighbour Walthamstow.  By 1901, the population of Chingford hadn’t reached 5,000 whereas Walthamstow’s population was 95,000.  Discover why this was the case on this virtual tour, mostly along the streets of what is now known as North Chingford, close to the station.
After the Epping Forest Act of 1878 and the arrival of the railways, Chingford, the Forest and the ruined 12th century “old church” became a day out for hordes of Londoners, with some 100,000 visiting the forest on Whit Monday 1920.
On our virtual tour, you will hear about the World War I aerodrome now underneath a reservoir and Ivor Novello’s connections with the airfield and the nearby pub.
Clerkenwell and Islington connections include the Uglow chain of drapers whose original shop was located in St. John’s Street, and the cricket club’s association with the Whitbread Brewery
This virtual tour will follow old maps showing fields whose names reflect the area’s history and footpaths which still exist today.
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