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 & Marion Fox. 


    Chingford Rail Station


    CHS are pleased to announce that we have a full programme of talks for 2022.  Visit our Calendar of Events page HERE.

    New home for CHS at Chingford Station.  Work on refurbishing the CHS heritage room at the Chingford Community Hub is almost complete. Final preperations are being made to install furniture and IT equiment plus CHS material. We aim to be open for members & visitors by the start of June2022. A further update will follow soon.

    NEXT TALK  - Thursday 21st July 2022 at  7.30pm -Derek "The Punching Postman" Lloyd
    by Ian Cuddy.

    Boxer Derek Lloyd (1936-2011), called "the Punching Postman," was Britain's amateur flyweight champion in 1955. Moving to the pro ranks in 1958, he finished with a record of 18 wins (10 by knockout), 4 losses (2 KO's) and two draws. His last fight was a tough loss for the European flyweight title in 1961. Lloyd was active as a boxing coach past the age of 70.

    Derek Lloyd had joined Waltham Forest Amateur Boxing Club, formerly based at the Territorial Drill Hall in Chingford, in the 1940s. Derek, known as 'Del', went on to represent the army and was crowned ABA flyweight champion in 1955 at Wembley Arena. 

    The talk will also include some history on Waltham Forest Amateur Boxing Club.

    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.  Tickets HERE.


    NORTH CHINGFORD HERITAGE TRAIL                  We are excited to announce the launch of the brand new North Chingford Heritage Trail  on Saturday 25th June 1-5pm at Chingford Station Community Hub with guided walks, entertainment and refreshments. Come along to discover the historical landmarks in your community. No registration needed. Click here for more information. 

    We are back to  REAL meetings as well as Zoom.

    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 hot & 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. (see map above)

    Time: 7.30pm

    Onsite parking available.