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.

Queens Road

We lived in Chigwell during the 1960s before moving to Hertfordshire in 1969, which seemed like a foreign country then, strange accents etc. How times change! My father, John, was organist at St John's Church, Buckhurst Hill and my younger sister, Sarah, and I used to sing in the choir. We would have been around 8 and 10 ...Read full memory

In Memory Of Jill Stock

When I was small about eight I met a little girl who I often saw behind the counter of Gower's Bakery, located at the corner of Church Road and Epping New Road. Her name was Jill Stock. She was related to one of the Gower ladies who ran the shop. Jill was a frail little girl and very shy. In a short time we ...Read full memory

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