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.

    COMMITTEE - Our Current Committee Members are: -     Honorary President - Peter Uglow  Chairman - Gary Stone, vice-chairman - Joanna Moncrieff, Treasurer -  Simon Goulter, Secretary - Angela Wagstaff, Membership Secretary - Frances Pick, committee members - Alison Goulter,  David Boote & Stephen Pick. 


    Chingford Rail Station


    CHS are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant for £9,800 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  This grant along with some of our own funds, will kick-start a project to move the society into a new home for the first time in over 40 years. In addition, decoration & fit-out of the office, exhibit displays and modifications to improve Covid-secure offering; digitisation of historical collections for members and community use; a programme of events, free seminars and diverse history talks with emphasis on minority groups delivered by volunteers.

    MOST RECENT ONLINE TALK                                    Our most recent zoom event in October was a talk by Dr Jessica Borge on The London Rubber Company. A facinating story on the growth and survival of Britain’s biggest ever condom manufacturer from 1930s to the 1990s.

    NEXT TALK  - Thursday 18th November 2021 at 7.30pm -Gary Stone presents - Memories of Chingford. A collection of stories about people's memories of living in and around Chingford captured on film. From shopkeepers to society members, a diverse group of people talk about their lives on camera for the first time.

    This talk will be held via zoom and in person at our usual location at C of E Primary School, Cambridge Road, Chingford E4 7BP.

    ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - FREE to members.  Associates & non-members £3 via eventbrite. Book tickets HERE.


    We are back to  REAL meetings starting with our next talk on 18th November 2021 at 7.30pm.

    We will have some safety measures in place including:-

    • doors will be open from 7pm to try to stagger entrances; 
    • a one-way system will be in operation;
    • seating will be spaced;
    • please wear a mask unless you're exempt;
    • please use the sanitiser gel which will be placed at various points around the room;
    • names will be ticked off a list rather than asking members to sign in;
    • refreshments will be obtainable for a donation during the break and will consist of individually wrapped cold drinks and biscuits.

    The talks will also be streamed via ZOOM

    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.