Welcome to the Chingford Historical Society

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

  • Station  Road Circa 1925
  • The Ridgeway 1948
  • Chingford Hatch
  • Albert Crescent 40's
  • Chingford Green & Pond 1890s
  • Bull & Crown
  • Chingford church
  • Station Road Brimble 1940's
  • albert best
  • Station road 1
  • Station the queen
  • fridayhillhouse
  • Air Map
  • Fire at Royal Foest H
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  • Old Church Rd c.1958
  • Chingford Green
  • Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge
  • aBarklays Bank 1926
  • chingford pool
  • SS Chingford Church 7
  • Kings Head 1895
  • THe Green 1928
  • Police ST from 887


    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. 

    MOST RECENT ONLINE TALK                                    Our most recent zoom event on “Alternative Kings Cross”  by Chris Foster – gave us a light hearted meander through some of the lesser known Dickensian back streets to the south of Kings Cross.

    NEXT ONLINE TALK - 20th May 2021 at 7pm - An online talk by architectural historian and author Billy Reading on fire stations and the fire service including Chingford's fire serviceBilly Reading is an architectural historian and author who has worked as an Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas for Historic England for over a decade. Through his work he is lead heritage advisor to Whitehall departments and Royal Palaces in London. Billy is recognised as the leading expert on the historic fire stations of Britain. 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.