This charming photo from c1900 shows a very sleepy Epping High Street complete with horse and cart and some local boys and a pet dog perhaps getting ready to say goodbye to one of their friends.

Note that St John's Church is without its tower as this was built from 1907 until 1909.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

A modern-day view of the same scene

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