Pictured above is a scene on The Ridgeway in Chingford in the mid-1920s showing The Beechwood Engineering & Coach Plating Co.

As horse transport slowly gave way to the motor car, small companies like Beechwood sprang up to cater for the demands of the motoring public.

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A modern-day view of the scene

This section of road was redeveloped and the road widened when the town hall was built in 1929.

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