Welcome to the Chingford Historical Society

Join us to discover more about the history of Chingford and surrounding areas…

  • Chingford Green
  • Chingford church
  • Station road 1
  • Station the queen
  • Bull & Crown
  • Air Map
  • aBarklays Bank 1926
  • Fire at Royal Foest H


    Discover more about the history of Chingford and surrounding areas…

    • Carry out research with help from members
    • Each month from January to April and September to December we have a different guest speaker (free admission to members).
    • Summer Visits
    • Newsletter
    • Discounts on CHS publications
    • See Events Page for more details

    If you have any photographs or documents, or memories of old Chingford that you think might be of interest to us, please contact Gary Stone in the first instance on

    07970 524553

    or [email protected]

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    Chingford Rail Station


    DAVID YOUNG                                                          We are saddened by the news that our president David Young, passed away on 26th May 2020. David was a member of the Society for over 40 years and will always be remembered for his famous summer mystery coach tours. Read his full obituary HERE.

    LATEST ONLINE TALK                                         Our zoom talk on William Alcock, founding father of the Football Association plus talk on Chingford Hall & Mill was well received on Thursday 18th June 2020 with some great comments. New YouTube channel for Chingford Historical Society now live with a recording of the talk for those who missed it here: 

    NEXT ONLINE TALK - 16th July 2020  7pm  Following the success of his talk in May about the changing face of North Chingford, Gary Stone returns to share more research about the history of Chingford All Saints (Old Church). His talk will include interviews with church historians that were filmed at the church. The timing of the meeting includes plenty of time for questions after his talk. Members will be emailed with the details. FREE tickets avaiable at eventbrite HERE.  



    Based on current Government advice on Coronavirus,  we regret to inform our members and friends that we cannot hold talks at present. However through the wonders of technology, we are now holding monthy virtual talks online. See Calendar of Events.

    Events for our talks take place at:-

    Venue: C of E Primary School, Cambridge Road, Chingford E4 7BP

    Time: 7.30pm

    Onsite parking available. 

    To see more events visit our Calendar of Events.