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 - Simon Goulter, committee members - Alison Goulter & David Boote. 


    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 June on The Buxtons - an old english family  was  given by Georgina Green –Georgina traced the family history from Coggeshall and the Epping Forest area through their interest in politics, social reform, banking,

    NEXT ONLINE TALK - Thursday 15th July 2021 at 7pm -Roy Berg presents - The History of Chingford and District Model Engineering Club. Ridgeway Park's miniature railway is well known to anyone who grew up in Chingford. Roy Berg who has been chairman of the club for the past 15 years will tell us about some of the stories connected with the club which has been giving rides to scores of people since it opened on Chingford Day in 1945.

    Apart from Walt Disney's visit in 1952 the railway has also featured on Blue Peter and was involved with a world record. Book yourself a ticket to find out more. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - 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.