Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Buckhurst Hill and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

W & C French Contractors

This is a Memory Without Evidence. In 1984 I visited my childhood home, "Ivy Cottage" no 58 Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. The cottage, in poor condition, was still being lived in. The contractors yard was also still being used, along with the workshops. However, the Company became French/ Kier and the ...Read full memory

Cottage Hospital Near Buckhurst Hill Station

I have just read the memory posted by Tine Kooiman dated November 13th 2013 regarding a small hospital near the Buckhurst Hill railway station. She does not mention what time period she was there but I do recall there being a small 'cottage' hospital on Roebuck Lane/Powell Road which was ...Read full memory

Toy Shop Queens Rd Buckhurst Hill

I can remember the toy shop in the early 50's. It used to be a magnet to my sister & I. When out shopping with our mother, if there was a spare penny to be had, into the slot it went & we would stand there in awe watching the train go round & around. I remember getting a pair of those pink sparkle 'high heel' shoes from there & clip clopped my way home to Hornbeam Rd. : )