Research has been an essential part of the Society's programme ever since its inauguration, although over the years a comparatively small number of people have been involved. Names such as Arthur Britton, Septimus Barry, Kenneth Neale and John Haywood spring to mind among others. Leonard Davis was a prolific researcher for the society during his membership of over 25 years. He wrote many publications and Chingford Notes Extra listed below. They are a mine of information for all who are interested in the history of the town.
Chingford Notes Extras consist of about 10 A4 pages dealing with a particular part of Chingford history. Copyright is vested in the Chingford Historical Society and the papers are written for the benefit of members of the Society who may purchase copies at Society meetings for 50p each. When available they may be purchased by non-members for £1 each including any packing plus appropriate postage. For more information contact Angela Wagstaff [email protected]
Periods 1895 – 1914
11 - Part I. Foundation of Chingford Urban District Council
13 - Part II. The Council and events up to the end of the 19th century
15 - Part III. Start of the 20th century. to the Great War
17 - Part IV. Continuing, Farmers, Pubs, Roads, Jones Forge etc.
20 - Part V. The 1901 census, street by street
23 - Part VI. Continuation of the census
26 - Part VII. The census / Henry Duck / The Fire Service
Periods 1914 - 1938
22 - Part I The last part of this period - Change to a Borough
30 - Part II The early thirties + Coronation Year 1953 & Miss J Randell
33 - Part III Great War and the twenties
Periods The 1940's
35 - Part I Wartime, Wardens' Service, Rescue Service, Arial Balloons
38 - Part II Wartime memories, Report & Control Centre, Green Man Pub
40 - Part III More of Wartime, The Bull & Crown, Memoirs etc.
43 - Part IV Richmond House School, The W.V.S, End of the War
21 - Endlebury Road, Grovelands Estate, The Workhouse
32 - Sewardstone within Chingford E4. Farms, Inns, Houses
42 - Highams Park including Hale End, British Xylonite etc.
44 - Chapel End within Chingford E4. Crooked Billet, Salisbury Hall.
45 - Chingford Green Conservation Area
46 - Woodford Green within Waltham Forest (includes Oak Hill)
47 - Some buildings in Station Road
48 - Some shops in Station Road
49 - Ropers field, Larks Wood, Inks Green The Rolls, The Ainslie Family