Welcome to the Chingford Historical Society

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

  • Station Road Brimble 1940's
  • Albert Crescent 40's
  • Chingford Green & Pond 1890s
  • Bull & Crown
  • Chingford church
  • Station road 1
  • Station the queen
  • fridayhillhouse
  • Air Map
  • Fire at Royal Foest H
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  • albert best
  • Chingford Green
  • Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge
  • aBarklays Bank 1926
  • chingford pool


    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]

    We are also on Facebook, Twitter and now instagram. Click on icons below.


    Chingford Rail Station


    Our Current Committee Members are: -     Honorary President - Peter Uglow  Chairman - Gary Stone, vice-chairman - Joanna Moncrieff, treasurer -  Simon Goulter, secretary - Angela Wagstaff, membership secretary - Simon Goulter, committee members - Alison Goulter & David Boote. 

    LATEST ONLINE EVENT                                           Our most recent zoom event on "Walthamstow Village - A Place of History" by Peter Lawrence was our most watched online talk so far. A facinating insight into Walthanstows past and how it looks today. We hope to have Peter back soon for another talk.

    NEXT ONLINE TALK - 18th February 2021 at 7pm -  Women, War & Wolf Packs by Caroline Pantling.   As the First World War took hold women’s contributions to Scouting would not only increase but become critical to the survival of the Movement. During these darkest days the Scouts were looking forwards not only launching the Wolf Cubs for 8 – 10 year olds but also challenging ideas what these “Lady Scoutmasters” could achieve. Through the stories of these Scouting pioneers this talk will explore how the role of women developed and challenged the social norm.  FREE to members. Associates & non-members £3 via eventbrite. Book tickets 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.